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Old 08-29-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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Well, summer is waning and my garden full of basil is starting to go to flower. So, I've got to do my obligatory cinnamon-basil (non cinnamon and basil---cinnamon-basil, a basil hybrid that has hints of cinnamon in it) ale. I'm starting with a base of IPA...then adding a bunch of honey malt, because I love the combo of basil and honey. I've tried using honey in beers before, and the honey flavor never comes through, so I've taken to using honey malt. I'm just not sure if 2.5 lbs is too much. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!

Cinnamon-Basil IPA 2007

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

14-B India Pale Ale, American IPA

Min OG: 1.056 Max OG: 1.075
Min IBU: 40 Max IBU: 72
Min Clr: 6 Max Clr: 15 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 11.50
Anticipated OG: 1.070 Plato: 17.05
Anticipated SRM: 12.3
Anticipated IBU: 65.0
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts

Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 5.88 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.059 SG 14.61 Plato

Formulas Used

Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Tinseth
Tinseth Concentration Factor: 1.30

Additional Utilization Used For First Wort Hops: -10 %


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
43.5 5.00 lbs. Gleneagle's Maris Otter Pale Great Britain 1.038 5
21.7 2.50 lbs. Generic LME - Extra Light Generic 1.035 7
21.7 2.50 lbs. Honey Malt Canada 1.030 18
8.7 1.00 lbs. Victory Malt America 1.034 25
4.3 0.50 lbs. Corn Sugar Generic 1.046 0

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
2.00 oz. Northern Brewer Whole 6.50 39.1 First WH
1.00 oz. Cascade Whole 5.75 14.8 30 min.
0.50 oz. Cascade Whole 5.75 4.8 15 min.
0.50 oz. Amarillo Gold Whole 10.00 5.0 8 min.
0.50 oz. Amarillo Gold Whole 10.00 1.4 2 min.


Amount Name Type Time
1.00 Cup(s) Cinnamon-Basil Spice 15 Min.(boil)


Danstar Nottingham

Mash Schedule

Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 8.50
Water Qts: 10.63 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 2.66 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.25 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 151 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 158 Time: 20
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 10

Total Mash Volume Gal: 3.34 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.

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Old 08-29-2007, 03:57 PM   #2
Aug 2007
Waltham, MA
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Sorry no thoughts other than I might try it. I have Basil in my garden as well. Is this the first time you have made it?

Just wondering how it came out in the past if you have made it before.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:18 PM   #3
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I used exactly that much honeymalt in my house ale that I swapped, you can read others reviews of it, they seemed to like it. I liked it as well, and don't think it made it too sweet. Of course I balanced it with hops, but you're doing that as well(your IBU's are even higher in this IPA than my APA). As to the cinn-basil, sounds terrible but I'm sure its not.

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Old 08-29-2007, 04:27 PM   #4
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Sounds like a winning recipe right up until you get to the Cinnamon Basil. I'm not saying that it would be horrible, hell I might even like it.

I guess it's just not a flavor combination that I would normally associate with beer, but that's the beauty of what we do. It allows us to make whatever the heck we want to.
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Well, if you *love* it.... again, note that my A.S.S. has five pounds.

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