I make a Cranberry Walnut Christmas Ale and I use 1 lb fresh cranberries in the mash and 1 lb in in secondary. I use an old hand grinder (not a mill) to crush the cranberries and I mash them with the grains. I add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger and 1/4 clove to the boil (5 min). I use a basic all grain amber ale recipe.
For secondary I run 1 lb cranberries through the old grinder with 1/2 lb walnuts and I pour that into 2 quarts of water with 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp clove about and 1/2 ounce cascade hops and boil it for 15 minutes, then cool and strain and pour the cooled strain liquid into the secondary and leave for 7 to 14 days and then bottle it. Was a major hit with my sisters who are not beer drinkers.
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