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Christmas Ale

Started by Shane Phelan, December 05, 2012, 05:12:49 PM

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Shane Phelan

December 05, 2012, 05:12:49 PM Last Edit: December 05, 2012, 05:33:25 PM by shiny
I made an extract version of this beer last year but I think I had fresh hops from the most recent harvest when making it. I remember opening the bag of cascade and thinking how they smelled amazing, I have not got smell of freshness to the same extent since.

I took it to one of the meets and it went down very well at the time so I decided to do an all grain version of it this year with a few tweaks. I have upped the hops and malt but kept the spices roughly the same as I want them to be detectable but not in your face. :)

I'm going to make it this Friday, mashing in before I go to work and do the boil when I get home that evening.



Recipe: Christmas Ale MK2
Style: Fruit Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (47.0) Taste of Christmas!

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 26.38 l
Post Boil Volume: 22.88 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 19.00 l   
Bottling Volume: 18.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.076 SG
Estimated Color: 61.6 EBC
Estimated IBU: 52.7 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 81.1 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
1.00 tbsp             PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 mins)       Water Agent   1        -            
6000.00 g             Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC)         Grain         2        91.3 %       
500.00 g              Carafa I (663.9 EBC)                     Grain         3        7.6 %         
50.00 g               Chocolate Malt (886.5 EBC)               Grain         4        0.8 %         
20.00 g               Black Malt (Stout) (1333.0 EBC)          Grain         5        0.3 %         
15.00 g               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 60. Hop           6        19.5 IBUs    
60.00 g               Cascade [4.30 %] - Boil 45.0 min         Hop           7        24.2 IBUs    
0.45 kg               Honey (Boil 45.0 mins)                   Other         8        -            
1.00 tsp              Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins)              Fining        9        -            
2.00 Items            Star Anise Petals (Boil 15.0 mins)       Spice         10       -            
4.00 Items            Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 10.0 mins)      Spice         11       -            
3.00 Items            Cloves (Ground) (Boil 10.0 mins)         Spice         12       -            
2.00 tsp              Vanilla Extract (Boil 10.0 mins)         Spice         13       -            
0.50 Items            Cinnamon Stick (Crushed) (Boil 10.0 mins Spice         14       -            
40.00 g               Cascade [4.30 %] - Boil 5.0 min          Hop           15       3.5 IBUs      
50.00 g               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 2.0 Hop           16       5.5 IBUs      
1.0 pkg               Safale American  (Yeast Cake #US-05) [50 Yeast         17       -            


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Single Batch Sparge [Shanes AG]
Total Grain Weight: 6570.00 g
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Name              Description                  Step Temperature       Step Time      
Mash Step         Add 22.50 l of water at 163. 154.0 F                60 min         

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun, , 12.96l) of 168.1 F water


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Shane Phelan

Beer XML Included, I will update my other recipes in a sec. There really is no excuse with BeerSmith, its very quick to include it.

I'm leaving it all day as I don't want to risk being up till 2am brewing on Friday night (I'm a slow brewer... :) ). It saves an hour or 2 in the evening. I also don't want to be wreaked and in bad form at the brew day in tog the next morning.
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