St. Arnold's Christmas Ale Clone

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Jan 25, 2005
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I revised this from a clone recipe for St. Arnold's Christmas Ale that sombody sent me. It was originally published in the Dec. ' 04 issue of BYO. That issue came out right before I subscribed to it and back-issues are no longer available.

The original called for Liberty hops, which I don't have on hand. I changed them to Crystal hops, which I do have, and have yet to use in a recipe. This will be my first time to use them. :D I also used ProMash to adjust the hop amounts and schedule to get closer to the IBU's posted on the St. Arnold's website. The OG is a bit higher than theirs, but I'll get by. ;)

I had the real thing at my parent's house in Texas three years ago at Christmas time and loved it! I'll probably brew this version towards the end of the month. Let me know what you all - or I guess I should say, y'all - think!:

St. Arnold's Christmas Ale Clone

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

19-A Strong Ale, Old Ale

Min OG: 1.060 Max OG: 1.108
Min IBU: 30 Max IBU: 80
Min Clr: 10 Max Clr: 26 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 13.88
Anticipated OG: 1.074 Plato: 17.95
Anticipated SRM: 13.3
Anticipated IBU: 35.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
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: 1.063 SG 15.40 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: Rager


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
79.3 11.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
5.9 0.81 lbs. Munich Malt(2-row) America 1.035 6
3.2 0.44 lbs. CaraMunich 40 France 1.034 40
3.2 0.44 lbs. Special B Malt Belgian 1.030 120
8.6 1.19 lbs. CaraVienne Malt Belgium 1.034 22

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
3.00 oz. Crystal Whole 4.40 14.1 15 min.
1.00 oz. Perle Whole 6.00 21.5 45 min.


Amount Name Type Time
1.00 Tsp Irish Moss Fining 15 Min.(boil)


White Labs WLP013 London Ale

Water Profile

Profile known for:

Calcium(Ca): 0.0 ppm
Magnesium(Mg): 0.0 ppm
Sodium(Na): 0.0 ppm
Sulfate(SO4): 0.0 ppm
Chloride(Cl): 0.0 ppm
biCarbonate(HCO3): 0.0 ppm

pH: 0.00

Mash Schedule

Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 13.88
Water Qts: 15.26 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 3.82 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.10 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 150 Time: 90
Mash-out Rest Temp : 170 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 173 Time: 30

Total Mash Volume Gal: 4.93 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.

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