Great Lakes Christmas Ale Clone

238 calories
Method: BIAB
Style: Winter Seasonal Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 8.11 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.053 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Great Lakes Brewing Company
Rating:
51

Calories: 238 calories (Per 12oz)
Share:
1.072
1.017
7.31%
30.47
10.98
5.58
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
12.36 lb American - Pale 2-Row12.36 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 76.2%
1.24 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L1.24 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 7.6%
1.24 lb American - Wheat1.24 lb Wheat 38 1.8 7.6%
0.32 lb American - Special Roast0.32 lb Special Roast 33 50 2%
0.06 lb American - Roasted Barley0.06 lb Roasted Barley 33 300 0.4%
1 lb Honey1 lb Honey 42 2 6.2%
16.22 lb Total      
 
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
1 oz Mount Hood1 oz Mount Hood Hops Pellet 4.8 Boil 60 min 14.74
1 oz Mount Hood1 oz Mount Hood Hops Pellet 4.8 Boil 15 min 7.31
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 11 min 8.42
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
9.2 galInfusion154 °F60 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
3 g Calcium Chloride Water Agt Mash 0 min.
3 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 0 min.
1 lb Honey Other Boil 15 min.
3 each Cinnamon Sticks (small) Spice Boil 15 min.
1 oz Ginger Spice Boil 15 min.
 
Yeast
Amount:
1
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Med-Low
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 139 B cells required
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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
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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: 2018-10-28 15:57 UTC

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