Gingerbread Ale - Rippe October 3, 2012
Categoryhelp Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
Subcategoryhelp Seasonal/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Recipe Typehelp Extract
Batch Sizehelp 5 gal
Volume Boiledhelp 6 gal
Mash Efficiencyhelp 72 %
Total Grain/Extracthelp 9.16 lbs
Total Hopshelp 1.2 oz
Calories (12 fl. oz.)help 199.9
Cost to Brewhelp $51.29 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.)help $0.96 (USD)
Summary : Brown with christmas spice
0.875 lbs American Caramel 60°L info
0.375 lbs American Victory info
0.375 lbs German Dark Munich info
0.281 lbs English Chocolate Malt info
6.5 lbs English Light Extract (MoreBeer); Alexanders info
0.75 lbs Wheat; John Bull info
1 oz Northern Brewer (Whole, 8.00 %AA) boiled 60 min. info
.25 oz Northern Brewer (Whole, 8.00 %AA) boiled 15 min. info
1 tsp. Cinnamon (ground) (not included in calculations)
.5 tsp. Ginger (fresh) (Ground) (not included in calculations)
.25 tsp. Allspice (not included in calculations)
.25 tsp. Cloves (ground) (not included in calculations)
Yeast : WYeast 1098 British Ale™ info
Steep crushed grains in 1 gallon of water at 150F for 30 Minutes. Strain the grain water into your brew pot. Sparge grains with 1 gallon of water at 150 F. Add water to brewpot.

Fill brewpot till at 4 gallons. Add Pale and wheat LME (Liquid malt extract). Bring to a boil. Add 60 minute hops

Boil 45 minutes then add 15 minute hops.

Boil 15 more minutes. remove from heat ad add spices.

Cool and rack to bucket. pitch yeast at 70F
  Predicted Seasonal/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer Compliance
Original Gravityhelp 1.060 1.026 - 1.120 100 %
Terminal Gravityhelp 1.012 0.995 - 1.035 100 %
Colorhelp 19.73 °SRM 1.00 - 50.00 °SRM 100 %
Bitternesshelp 36.8 IBU 0.00 - 100.00 IBU 100 %
Alcohol (%volume)help 6.4 % 2.50 - 14.50 % 100 %
  100 % overall
  Apparent Real
Original Extracthelp 14.83 °Plato 14.83 °Plato
Attenuationhelp 79.5 % 64.4 %
Extracthelp 3.04 °Plato 5.28 °Plato
  % Weight % Volume
Alcoholhelp 5.0 % 6.4 %
  Weight(lbs) Gravity Points Color(MCU)
American Caramel 60°L   0.875 (9.6%) 20.1 (6.7%) 52.5 (23.6%)
American Victory   0.375 (4.1%) 8.6 (2.9%) 9.4 (4.2%)
German Dark Munich   0.375 (4.1%) 9.4 (3.1%) 3.3 (1.5%)
English Chocolate Malt   0.281 (3.1%) 6.5 (2.1%) 133.5 (60.1%)
English Light Extract (MoreBeer)   6.5 (71.0%) 230.8 (76.3%) 19.5 (8.8%)
Wheat   0.75 (8.2%) 26.9 (8.9%) 3.9 (1.7%)
Variety %Alpha Acid Weight(oz) Boil(minutes) Formula %Utilization @ 1.050 Average IBU
Northern Brewer (Whole) 8.00 1 60 BeerTools 28.8 34.6 34.6
Northern Brewer (Whole) 8.00 .25 15 BeerTools 7.4 2.2 2.2
Total IBU 36.8

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