Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Ruby red christmas ale. Adding Christmas cake ?!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
pod_021
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dublin, Dublin
Posts: 35
Default Ruby red christmas ale. Adding Christmas cake ?!

Hey guys, time to start planning my winter ales! One of my ideas is to have a Ruby Red ale with added raisins and cherries. I'm looking to soak the raisins and cherries in port or brandy for a couple of weeks and add to the secondary. I'm also thinking of adding some traditional Christmas cake. I got the idea from
Brew Dogs collaboration with Floyds called bitch please.

Add it at the secondary or mashing phase?


pod_021 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
RobertRGeorge
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nelson, Bc
Posts: 536
Liked 49 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

I think I would mash the cake. I would be concerned about too much suspended protein in the beer without having boiled it in the wort first.


RobertRGeorge is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
inhousebrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: minneapolis, minnesota
Posts: 1,454
Liked 126 Times on 113 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

Ummmm, I guess I'd mash it...?
__________________
I hate Walder Frey...
inhousebrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
pod_021
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dublin, Dublin
Posts: 35
Default

One of my main concerns would be the oils, egg and milk! I suppose the mash stage would be best. Alternatively I could use some biscuit malt and add some cinnamon and all spice during the boil ?
pod_021 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #5
RobertRGeorge
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nelson, Bc
Posts: 536
Liked 49 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pod_021 View Post
One of my main concerns would be the oils, egg and milk! I suppose the mash stage would be best. Alternatively I could use some biscuit malt and add some cinnamon and all spice during the boil ?
I agree with your concern. One thing you could do is to bake the cake yourself and make it without those ingredients. It would likely turn out to be like bappir, the bread the Sumerians used to make beer out of.
RobertRGeorge is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 04:32 PM   #6
Cromwell
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 778
Liked 74 Times on 60 Posts
Likes Given: 132

Default

Cake would certainly be an experiment, but I'd be worried about oil egg and milk too. If I were trying it I'd mash it and boil it, but I'd probably try biscuit malt, lactose and spices instead to get you the sweet, bready taste of cake.
__________________
Primary: Beer / Secondary: Beer / Lagering: Old beer.
Cromwell is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
RobertRGeorge
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nelson, Bc
Posts: 536
Liked 49 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Right on for the lactose suggestion.


RobertRGeorge is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big Fat Man Christmas Ale - Help! skepace Recipes/Ingredients 0 09-01-2012 09:03 PM
Christmas-esque Stout adding fermentables? fightingfreuds Recipes/Ingredients 4 07-31-2012 11:44 PM
I want to try a Christmas classic that my family makes....5 flavor pound cake GrantH Recipes/Ingredients 2 10-12-2010 06:24 PM
Christmas Ale czeknere Recipes/Ingredients 1 11-06-2009 08:03 PM
Adding Spices to an Ingredient Kit for Christmas Ale luckylindy345 Recipes/Ingredients 16 10-16-2008 03:23 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS