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Christmas Ale

320 calories
Method: All Grain
Style: Winter Seasonal Beer
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.074 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Radical Brewing pg. 165
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Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
8.5 lb Pale 2-Row8.5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 44.6%
4 lb Wheat Malt4 lb Wheat Malt 37 2 21%
2.5 lb Rolled Oats2.5 lb Rolled Oats 33 2.2 13.1%
1.5 lb Munich Light1.5 lb Munich Light 37 6 7.9%
1.5 lb Brown1.5 lb Brown 32 65 7.9%
1 lb Caramel / Crystal 90L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 90L 33 90 5.2%
1 oz Carafa I1 oz Carafa I 32 340 0.3%
19.06 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
1 oz Northern Brewer1 oz Northern Brewer HopsPellet7.8Boil90 min25.65
0.5 oz Northern Brewer0.5 oz Northern Brewer HopsPellet7.8Boil30 min9.21
1 oz Fuggles1 oz Fuggles HopsPellet4.5Boil30 min10.63
0.5 oz East Kent Goldings0.5 oz East Kent Goldings HopsPellet5Boil10 min2.79
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
0 qtDecoction150 F60 min
0 qtmash outTemperature170 F0 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
1 ozcrushed coriander1 oz crushed corianderSpiceBoil30 min.
250 mlCreme de Cacao liqueur250 ml Creme de Cacao liqueurFlavorKegging0 min.
600 mlOrange Curacao600 ml Orange CuracaoFlavorKegging0 min.
0.25 tspBlack pepper, crushed0.25 tsp Black pepper, crushedSpiceKegging0 min.
1 tspVanilla extract1 tsp Vanilla extractFlavorKegging0 min.
2 tspCassia buds, ground2 tsp Cassia buds, groundSpiceKegging0 min.
1 tsporange blossom water1 tsp orange blossom waterFlavorKegging0 min.
0.25 tspaniseed0.25 tsp aniseedSpiceKegging0 min.
3 ozcoriander, cracked3 oz coriander, crackedSpiceKegging0 min.
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
65 - 75 °F
Fermentation Temp:
67 °F
Pitch Rate:
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
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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Last Updated: 2018-07-13 10:52 UTC
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