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Deck The Halls... Seasonal Ale

Deck The Halls... Seasonal Ale

Seasonal/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer : Extract : 5 gal

Bobcat Punk

An attempt at a Christmas ale with some spicy notes. Brewing it tomorrow. I plan to add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 tsp of allspice at flame out.

November 11, 2012 at 12:56am

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Extract5 gal)

  • 1 lbs Crystal Malt 60°L

    Crystal Malt 60°L

    Sweet caramel flavor, deep golden to red color. For dark amber and brown ales.

  • 1 lbs Rye Malt

    Rye Malt

    Often used in German Ales and specialty beers

  • .5 lbs Belgian Biscuit

    Belgian Biscuit

    Warm baked biscuit flavor and aroma. Increases body. Use in Belgian beers.

  • .5 lbs Special Roast Malt; Briess

    Special Roast Malt; Briess

    Toasty, biscuity, sour, tangy flavors. Characteristics & Applications: • Excellent for Nut Brown Ales, Porter and other dark beer styles. • Special processing develops unique Toasty, Biscuity, Sour, Tangy flavors distinctive to Special Roast Malt . • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 6-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 2 lbs Amber Dry; Brewferm

    Amber Dry; Brewferm

    Highest quality malt extract powder. Does not contain any proteins.

  • 3.3 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light Liquid (Malt Extract); Briess

    CBW® Pilsen Light Liquid (Malt Extract); Briess

    Neutral to subtle flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • CBW® Pilsen Light is a liquid, 100% pure malted barley extract made from 100% Briess malts and water. It is the lightest pure malted barley extract available and produces a very crisp, clear wort. • CBW® Pilsen Light can be used in the production of all extract beer styles and to adjust the color, flavor and gravity of all grain beers. • Advantages of using extract in a brewhouse include: o Save time. o Increase capacity/boost productivity. o Extends the brew size by adding malt solids to the wort. o Boost gravity. o Adjust color. o Improve body and head retention. • Briess Malt & Ingredients Company is the only vertically integrated malting company in North America. That means we make our pure malt extracts from our own malt so you are assured of receiving only the fullest flavored, freshest, pure malt extracts for top brewhouse performance.

  • 1 lbs Honey

    Honey

    Imparts sweet and dry taste. For honey and brown ales. Also: specialty ales.

  • 1 lbs Candi Sugar Clear

    Candi Sugar Clear

    Smooth taste, good head retention, sweet aroma and high gravity without being apparent. Use in Belgian and holiday ales. Use clear for tripels, amber for dubbels, and dark is used in brown beer and strong golden ales.

  • 1 oz Northern Brewer - 9.0 AA% whole; boiled 60 min

    Northern Brewer

    Used for bittering with strong flavors and very fragrant in steam beers, dark English ales, and German lagers. Aroma is medium-strong with evergreen and mint overtones.

  • 1 oz Fuggle - 6.0 AA% whole; boiled 10 min

    Fuggle

    Mild. Mainly used for finishing and dry hopping especially pale ales, porters, and stouts. Aroma is mild and pleasant, spicy, and soft.

  • 2 ea Cinnamon (stick) - (omitted from calculations)

    Cinnamon (stick)

    Cinnamon is the dried bark of various laurel trees in the cinnamomun family. One of the more common trees from which Cinnamon is derived is the cassia. Ground cinnamon is perhaps the most common baking spice. Cinnamon sticks are made from long pieces of bark that are rolled, pressed, and dried.

  • 2 tsp Nutmeg (ground) - (omitted from calculations)

    Nutmeg (ground)

    Nutmeg is pungent and sweet. Nutmeg is the seed of Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree native to the Molucca Islands. Interestingly, the tree produces both Nutmeg and mace, and grows up to 60 feet tall. Although the tree takes seven years to bear fruit, it may produce until the 90th year. Both spices come from the trees fruit, which splits into a scarlet outer membrane, mace, and an inner brown seed, Nutmeg.

  • Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale™

    Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale™

    Ideally suited for Scottish-style ales, and high gravity ales of all types.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 21 - Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

Subcategory: B - Seasonal/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.069 1.026 - 1.120
Terminal Gravity: 1.014 0.995 - 1.035
Color: 15.6 SRM 1 - 50
Alcohol: 7.3% ABV 2.50% - 14.50%
Bitterness: 32.7 IBU 0.00 - 100.00

Discussion

Bobcat Punk

brew day

2012-11-13 2:04am

I brewed this tonight. Smells great, nice color, and the gravity was where it should be.

Bobcat Punk

Secondary

2012-11-23 11:29pm

Racked to secondary tonight. Great color, good body and spices so far

Bobcat Punk

Tasted

2012-12-16 9:22pm

Smells like cinnamon and nutmeg, slight sweetness, spiciness from the rye. Really nice Christmas Ale.

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