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O'Tannenbaum - Christmas Ale

235 calories 27.4 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Winter Seasonal Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.75 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.85 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.058 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: Great Lakes Brewing Company
Hop Utilization: 89%
Calories: 235 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 27.4 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday October 16th 2018
1.070
1.022
6.32%
25.85
10.7
5.51
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
11.25 lb Pale 2-Row11.25 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 78.1%
0.75 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 60L0.75 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 5.2%
1.06 lb American - Wheat1.06 lb Wheat 38 1.8 7.4%
0.29 lb American - Special Roast0.29 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 35 2 6.9%
14.41 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Fuggles1 oz Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 60 min 12.28 33.3%
1 oz Fuggles1 oz Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 15 min 6.09 33.3%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 11 min 7.48 33.3%
3 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
6 gal Infusion 152 °F 90 min
1.8 gal Sparge 170 °F 20 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
5 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2 g Table Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
5 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2.75 each Cinnamon Sticks (small) Spice Boil 5 min.
1 oz Ginger Spice Boil 5 min.
 
Yeast
Escarpment Labs - English Ale I
Amount:
0.50 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
67%
Flocculation:
Very High
Optimum Temp:
65 - 69 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
67 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 130 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
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
9.47 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 made the one last year with 1028 but had to switch to Nottingham because 1028 wasn't available anywhere. Make sure you use a blow off with this yeast. It's takes a while to get ramped up but when it does look out. The finished product seemed a little alcohol forward but after conditioning in the keg for a couple of days it already started mellowing out and you could get more of the maltiness coming through. Great Holiday beer. Cheers !

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