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Old 10-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #21
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Want to try this one...thanks!


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Old 10-05-2012, 10:25 PM   #22
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MMJan, you should add your modified recipe to your dropdown. I want to mark this for my next brew!
How do you do that? I don't see anything that allows me to add to the recipe dropdown.

Here is my updated version of the recipe:

CHRISTMAS ALE RECIPE:

RECIPE SPECS:
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BATCH SIZE: 5.50 GAL.
BOIL SIZE: 6.75 GAL.
ESTIMATED OG: 1.075
ESTIMATED FG: 1.018
ESTIMATED IBU: 29.4
BOIL TIME: 60 MIN.

INGREDIENTS:
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9 LBS. 3 OZ. PALE LIQUID MALT EXTRACT
1 LBS. WHEAT LIQUID MALT EXTRACT
14 OZ. CARAMEL/CRYSTAL MALT 40L GRAIN
3 OZ. CARAMEL/CRYSTAL MALT 60L GRAIN
1 OZ. ROASTED BARLEY

1.5 OZ. HALLERTAU (4.3%) HOPS PELLETS (60 MIN.)
1.5 OZ. HALLERTAU (4.3%) HOPS PELLETS (30 MIN.)
1.0 OZ. CASCADE (5.0%) HOPS PELLETS (5 MIN.)

1.25 OZ GINGER ROOT (SKINNED AND CUBED) (60 MIN.)
1.25 OZ CINNAMON STICKS (60 MIN.)
1.0 LBS. HONEY (FLAME OUT)

YEAST - WYEAST 1028


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Old 10-06-2012, 12:09 AM   #23
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Dude, your from Massilon? We're practically neighbors!
We should do a swap. I also make a Christmas Ale I based off of GL's. It looks remarkable similar to this.

Have you been to the new brewery that opened up in Wooster yet?
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:51 AM   #24
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I think I may give this a try for my 2nd ever brew. It sounds super delicious!
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:42 AM   #25
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We should do a swap. I also make a Christmas Ale I based off of GL's. It looks remarkable similar to this.

Have you been to the new brewery that opened up in Wooster yet?
My wife is from Wooster! What is the new brewery?
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:07 AM   #26
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My wife is from Wooster! What is the new brewery?
Here is a link to their facebook JAFB-Wooster Brewery
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #27
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I went for the first time last weekend. They have some very tasty brews! Got to meet the owner and take a tour of the facility as well! Very cool addition to Wooster for sure!

Supposedly they had a pumpkin ale I was looking forward to trying, but they were out. Also supposed to be coming out with a Christmas Ale of their own that is going to be called JAFC Ale.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #28
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I saw that your batch size is 5.5 gal and boil size is 6.75 gallons. I'm a little confused. Could you explain? I have to go to the brew shop to get bottle caps tonight and might look for ingredients. We've been brewing for just over a year- extract. Do you use a mashtun for this? Grain bags?

I totally just joined so I could ask that. I'm in Cleveland but my mom works in Wooster. I just drove past that new brewery on Tuesday but they weren't open yet.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #29
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Looks good! Going to try and brew a Holiday Ale ASAP!
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #30
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I'm brewing this one as we speak.... I'm not a big fan of super-hoppy beers, so after consulting with the master brewer at Rocky-Mountain Brewing here in Colorado Springs, he suggested a slight modification to the recipe.

For bittering hops - 1 oz of Hallertau at 6.0% alpha, and then for a 2nd addition - put in .5 oz of Cascade hops (at 6.2% alpha) with 10 minutes left, then another .5 oz of Cascade hops (at 6.2% alpha) literally at the finish - at 0 minutes left.

I'm also doing what WWilson did regarding the tea at 30 minutes. I just finished putting that in, and he's right, it really does smell nice. My wife is like his, and doesn't really like how the house smells after I make a batch of brew. So I can only do it on certain mornings when she's at work. I suspect when she gets home and smells that ginger and cinnamon, she may change her tune.


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