Anchor Steam Christmas ales clone recipes?

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I havent had it for many years, but I know they used to have a new recipe every year. Is it concievable that I could find recipes based on each year? the 1989 & 1990 ones were my all-time favorites hands down!
 

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the one in Beer's Captured is from the mid 90's I think. So, not that I know of. The one in Beer's Captured is a mighty fine brew, though.
 

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I am fermenting the 1995 recipe that I got for Beer Captured. It has been in my secondary for 3 weeks now. I am thinking of bottling it this weekend or the following weekend. I don't have my notes with me right now to post up the recipe.
 

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wstein said:
I am fermenting the 1995 recipe that I got for Beer Captured. It has been in my secondary for 3 weeks now. I am thinking of bottling it this weekend or the following weekend. I don't have my notes with me right now to post up the recipe.
That will be a popular brew. Are you giving it away for gifts or is it more personal?
 

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God Emporer BillyBrew said:
That will be a popular brew. Are you giving it away for gifts or is it more personal?

I was going to bring it with me to holiday dinners and what not.
 

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wstein said:
I was going to bring it with me to holiday dinners and what not.
It'll be a hit. you'll be glad you started this early as the flavors need time to mellow. I wish I already had mine going...
 

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God Emporer BillyBrew said:
It'll be a hit. you'll be glad you started this early as the flavors need time to mellow. I wish I already had mine going...
I think it will be a good beer come Christmas time. I am a little worried it isn't going to be fully ready by Thanksgiving. So I am planning on starting it in early Aug or late July next year.
 

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There is a recipe in Beer Captured for the 1995 version. I brewed it up and here is the recipe

9oz US 40L Crystal Malt
5oz British Chocolate Malt
Steep for 30 mins at 150 degrees in 1 gal of water


Add water to bring it up to 2.5 gal
4.5# Muntons Extra Light DME (60 mins)
4# Alexanders Pale LME (60 mins)
2oz Malto Dextrin (60 mins)
1.25oz Northern Brewer (60 mins)
1/4oz Norther Brewer (15mins)
1/2 inch Vanilla Bean (15 mins)
1/4 tsp Nutmeg (15 mins)
1/4 tsp Anise (15 mins)
1 tsp Irish Moss (15 mins)
1/2 inch Vanilla Bean (1 min)
1/4 tsp Anise (1 min)

Northwest Ale or American Ale yeast (I used WL California Ale yeast

1 week in the primary and 4 in the secondary, then bottle/keg

O.G 1.068-1.069
F.G 1.017-1.018
 

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I been searching all over for an Anchor Christmas Clone (any year) and found thread. The receipe listed here is for 2.5g, does anybody know how to adjust for 5g? I was considering just doubling everything, but that seems like a lot of extract. Maybe double everything except that?

I'm fairly new to brewing and I've pretty much stuck with extract kits with minor modifications, so thanks for any help.

Ed
 

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Given the malt amount and OG, it has to be 2.5 gallon boil volume for a 5 gallon batch. They just didn't mention the top off water. In other words, don't double anything and make it as is.
 
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