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Christmas Ale

320 calories 31.2 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Winter Seasonal Beer
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.074 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Radical Brewing pg. 165
Calories: 320 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 31.2 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Wednesday April 19th 2017
1.096
1.022
9.7%
48.3
21.6
n/a
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Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
8.50 lb American - Pale 2-Row8.5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 44.6%
4 lb German - Wheat Malt4 lb Wheat Malt 37 2 21%
2.50 lb Rolled Oats2.5 lb Rolled Oats 33 2.2 13.1%
1.50 lb German - Munich Light1.5 lb Munich Light 37 6 7.9%
1.50 lb United Kingdom - Brown1.5 lb Brown 32 65 7.9%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 90L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 90L 33 90 5.2%
1 oz German - Carafa I1 oz Carafa I 32 340 0.3%
19.06 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Northern Brewer1 oz Northern Brewer Hops Pellet 7.8 Boil 90 min 25.65 33.3%
0.50 oz Northern Brewer0.5 oz Northern Brewer Hops Pellet 7.8 Boil 30 min 9.21 16.7%
1 oz Fuggles1 oz Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 30 min 10.63 33.3%
0.50 oz East Kent Goldings0.5 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 10 min 2.79 16.7%
3 oz / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 oz crushed coriander Spice Boil 30 min.
250 ml Creme de Cacao liqueur Flavor Kegging --
600 ml Orange Curacao Flavor Kegging --
0.25 tsp Black pepper, crushed Spice Kegging --
1 tsp Vanilla extract Flavor Kegging --
2 tsp Cassia buds, ground Spice Kegging --
1 tsp orange blossom water Flavor Kegging --
0.25 tsp aniseed Spice Kegging --
3 oz coriander, cracked Spice Kegging --
 
Yeast
Wyeast - Belgian Abby Ale II 1762
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
65 - 75 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
67 °F
Pitch Rate:
-
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
Decoction -- 150 °F 60 min
mash out Temperature -- 170 °F --
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 1.5 qt/lb 7.15 28.6  
Mash volume with grains 8.67 34.7  
Grain absorption losses -2.38 -9.5  
Remaining sparge water volume (equipment estimates 2.85 g | 11.4 qt) 1.98 7.9  
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.25 -1  
Pre boil volume (equipment estimates 7.36 g | 29.5 qt) 6.5 26  
Boil off losses -2.25 -9  
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.11 -0.5  
Post boil Volume 5 20  
Going into fermentor 5 20  
Total: 9.13 36.5
Equipment Profile Used: System Default
 
Notes

Toast oatmeal for 15 min @ 300F.

All spices are added to liqueur portion and let sit for a week. Add only 12.5 oz (370ml) of this spice mixture to the keg.

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