Christmas Ale Beer Recipe | All Grain American IPA by sareinhart@yahoo.com | Brewer's Friend
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Christmas Ale

263 calories 22 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.068 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.080 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Steve Reinhart
Calories: 263 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 22 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Tuesday January 10th 2017
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n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
16 lb American - Pale 2-Row16 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 94.1%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 10L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 10L 35 10 5.9%
17 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
2 oz Magnum (15 AA)2 oz Magnum (15 AA) Hops Pellet 12.3 Boil 60 min 72.05 13.3%
1 oz Chinook (13 AA)1 oz Chinook (13 AA) Hops Pellet 13 Boil 15 min 18.89 6.7%
1 oz Simcoe (12.7 AA)1 oz Simcoe (12.7 AA) Hops Pellet 12.7 Boil 15 min 18.46 6.7%
1 oz Chinook (13 AA)1 oz Chinook (13 AA) Hops Pellet 13 Boil 1 min 1.64 6.7%
1 oz Chinook (13 AA)1 oz Chinook (13 AA) Hops Pellet 13 Boil 1 min 1.64 6.7%
1 oz Simcoe (12.7 AA)1 oz Simcoe (12.7 AA) Hops Pellet 12.7 Boil 1 min 1.6 6.7%
2 oz Chinook (13 AA)2 oz Chinook (13 AA) Hops Pellet 13 Whirlpool 20 min 13.3%
2 oz Simcoe (12.7 AA)2 oz Simcoe (12.7 AA) Hops Pellet 12.7 Whirlpool at 160 °F 20 min 13.3%
2 oz Chinook (13 AA)2 oz Chinook (13 AA) Hops Pellet 13 Dry Hop 5 days 13.3%
2 oz Simcoe (12.7 AA)2 oz Simcoe (12.7 AA) Hops Pellet 12.7 Dry Hop 5 days 13.3%
15 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
19.375 qt Infusion -- 148 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
0.50 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
6 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
5.50 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
81%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
1.0 (M cells / ml / ° P) 402 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 2.25 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Light colored and hoppy
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
75 5 10 50 150 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Friends ask for this one. I call it Christmas ale because it's high alcohol and is loaded with Chinook hops.

Chinook has a piney aroma. So, it smells like a christmas tree. High alcohol so you can put up with extended periods of extended family.

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