Great Lakes Christmas Ale Clone

253 calories 26 g
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Winter Seasonal Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.51 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.060 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.076 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Great Lakes Brewing Company
Calories: 253 calories (Per )
Carbs: 26 g (Per )
Created Friday September 2nd 2022
1.076
1.019
7.4%
29.8
12.3
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
13.33 lb US - Pale 2-Row13.33 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 76.8%
1.45 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L1.45 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 8.4%
1.30 lb American - Wheat1.3 lb Wheat 38 1.8 7.5%
0.39 lb American - Special Roast0.39 lb Special Roast 33 50 2.2%
0.08 lb American - Roasted Barley0.08 lb Roasted Barley 33 300 0.5%
0.81 lb Honey0.81 lb Honey 35 2 4.7%
17.36 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Mount Hood1 oz Mount Hood Hops Pellet 4.8 Boil 60 min 13.85 33.3%
1 oz Mount Hood1 oz Mount Hood Hops Pellet 4.8 Boil 17 min 7.51 33.3%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 12 min 8.47 33.3%
3 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
9.2 gal Infusion 154 °F 60 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
3 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 0 min.
3 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 0 min.
1 oz Cinnamon Sticks (small) Spice Whirlpool 1 hr.
1 oz Ginger Spice Whirlpool 1 hr.
1 lb Honey Other Boil 65 min.
 
Yeast
Wyeast - London Ale 1028
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Med-Low
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
67 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 146 B cells required
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Priming
CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
3.31 g Gypsum
3.31 g Calcium Chloride
9.20 Gallons of 100% Reverse Osmosis Water
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

I call this one Weihnachtsbier which is Christmas Beer in German. You will be delighted with the results of this recipe. resist temptations to throw in more honey in than the recipe says. Too much honey will make the beer too dry and more alcohol forward than it needs to be. I looked up how to make cinnamon or ginger tea, which is what we are doing in the wort, and it seems that putting them in at 15 minutes left in the boil and leaving them in for 15 minutes after flame out makes the best sense. The video I made on YouTube says 60 minutes but I've changed it since I made that video. Great Holiday beer. Cheers !

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Last Updated: 2022-09-06 00:18 UTC

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