holiday ale

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  1. Arbe0

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    tell me what you think of this recipe
    10 lb. 2-row
    2 lb. caramel crystal 40
    1 lb. caramel crystal 60
    2 oz caramel crystal 120
    2 oz. chocolate malt
    1 oz. Hallertauer at 60
    .5 oz. Nugget at 15 min

    .25 oz. cinnamon stick (secondary 8 weeks)
    .13 oz. nutmeg-ground fresh (secondary 8 weeks)
    4 oz. oak chips (secondary 8 weeks)
    8 oz. Johnny walker red label (secondary 8 weeks)
     
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    I guess thats what your trying for but the Nugget has a mango melon flavor? not sure about that mixed with your secondaries otherwise looks good
     
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    If I were going to put that much spice in the mix, I'd avoid a flavor hop. No need to add one more, potentially distracting flavor. It could be good but adding additional bitter to a spice ale doesn't sound appealing to me. I'd go with a single neutral hop addition at 60 mins, thinking Magnum, then lay the flavors over a relatively clean but in this case relatively sweet beer (you do have a lot of crystal working in there).

    And don't waste the whiskey - oak provides all its flavor anyway. Unless you want the additional alcohol.
     
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    It's possible the whiskey is there to sanitize the oak chips. I usually just dump it all in.
     
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    Agree on the sanitation but use cheap vodka instead. There's nothing magical about whiskey flavor, it's purely toasted oak.
     

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