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Christmas Amber

239 calories
Method: Extract
Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 2.5 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.145 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)
Source: Nu Home Brew & Bottles
Calories: 239 calories (Per 12oz)
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Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
5.25 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light5.25 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 52.5%
1.75 lb Dry Malt Extract - Amber1.75 lb Dry Malt Extract - Amber 42 10 17.5%
1 lb Brown Sugar1 lb Brown Sugar 45 15 10%
8 lb Total      
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
1 lbAmerican - Munich - Light 10L331010%
0.5 lbAmerican - Caramel / Crystal 15L35155%
0.25 lbAmerican - Caramel / Crystal 75L33752.5%
0.15 lbAmerican - Victory34281.5%
0.1 lbUnited Kingdom - Chocolate344251%
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
1 oz Sterling1 oz Sterling Hops Leaf/Whole 8.7 Boil 60 min 12.8
0.5 oz Centennial0.5 oz Centennial Hops Leaf/Whole 10 Boil 25 min 5.11
1 oz Sterling1 oz Sterling Hops Leaf/Whole 8.7 Boil 15 min 6.35
0.5 oz Centennial0.5 oz Centennial Hops Leaf/Whole 10 Boil 5 min 1.47
0.5 oz Sterling0.5 oz Sterling Hops Leaf/Whole 8.7 Boil 5 min 1.28
1 oz Sterling1 oz Sterling Hops Leaf/Whole 8.7 Dry Hop 5 days
1 oz Centennial1 oz Centennial Hops Leaf/Whole 10 Dry Hop 5 days
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
2 each Clove Spice Boil 3 min.
0.5 tsp All Spice or Ground Ginger Spice Boil 3 min.
1 each Cinamon Stick Spice Secondary --
4 each Spruce Tips Other Secondary --
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
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All the spices over there are optional additions for you to mix and match to your taste. I put them in so you have an idea of quantity and useage to start with.

Cinnamon stick (and any fibrous spice) I always steam before adding to secondary, both to sterilize them and to break down the fibers.

The Brown sugar is optional but will provide an alcohol warmth that pairs well with spice additions.
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Last Updated: 2015-06-21 17:24 UTC
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Azgringo 10/13/2014 at 05:32pm
How,long did you leave the cinnamon stick in secondary and where would you get spruce tips?

Nu Home Brew & Bottles 06/21/2015 at 05:21pm
Cinnamon sticks were 5 days in secondary (I also steam them before adding to both sterilize the and break down the fibers.
Spruce grows in abundance where I'm from but I think outside the PNW some specialty stores may have them. I wouldn't know for certain.

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