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Scrooge's Bah! Humbug! Seasonal Ale

Scrooge's Bah! Humbug! Seasonal Ale

Old Ale : Extract : 5.5 gal

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This brew was very malty with a thick white head. A potent beer to make you merry and to keep you warm during the chill of winter.

January 9, 2013 at 05:36pm

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Ingredients (Extract5.5 gal)

  • 0.33 lbs Maris Otter Pale

    Maris Otter Pale

    An English thoroughbred and a favored choice of malt for many brewers. Simpsons' Maris Otter has a rich and nutty flavor and despite its small, berry size has a strong husk. This malt delivers predictable brewhouse performance with modest, yet consistent extracts. Brewers can expect good runoffs with clear wort.

  • 0.2 lbs Chocolate Malt; Simpsons

    Chocolate Malt; Simpsons

    Roasted malts for ‘winter warmer’ styles. Rich, dark colours with burnt toast dryness.

  • 0.33 lbs Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Characteristics & Applications: • The endosperm is completely glassy and will appear to be darker than standard Brewers Malt. • Carapils® is a very unique dextrine-style malt that adds body, foam retention, and beer stability without influencing color or flavor. • Use to upgrade all types of beer, including light colored beers. • The non-fermentables in Carapils® are very advantageous in balancing body and flavor of dark colored beers. • May be used with or without other specialty malts. • Low usage of 1-5% will help achieve desired results. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • .33 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • .25 lbs Crystal Malt 120°L

    Crystal Malt 120°L

    Pronounced caramel flavor and a red color. For stouts, porters and black beers.

  • 6.6 lbs Liquid Light; Muntons

    Liquid Light; Muntons

    Selected English lager malt is used to produce this fine consistent light malt extract.

  • 2.5 lbs Dry Light; Muntons

    Dry Light; Muntons

    Used as the base for a wide variety of styles of beers, including lager, pale ales, bitters, and export bitters. Contains no colored malts.

  • .5 lbs Dark Brown Sugar

    Dark Brown Sugar

    Imparts rich, sweet flavor. Use in Scottish ales, old ales and holiday beers.

  • .75 oz Nugget - 13.0 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Nugget

    This is very bitter and often used in medium to dark ales and lagers. Aroma is quite heavy and herbal.

  • 1 oz Brambling Cross - 6.0 AA% pellets; boiled 20 min

    Brambling Cross

    Grandparent of Saxon and Viking, they have a unique toasty, buttery, slighly resiny aroma with some woody notes.

  • 1 oz Fuggle - 4.8 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Fuggle

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

  • 1 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - (omitted from calculations)

    Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss)

    Enhanced Irish Moss in convenient tablet form

  • Wyeast 1028 London Ale™

    Wyeast 1028 London Ale™

    Rich with a dry finish, minerally profile, bold and crisp, with some fruitiness.

Notes

Made a yeast starter a couple of hours before brewing. Added DME at 60 min. 1st can of LME at 20 minutes and second can at 10 minutes. Added brown sugar at 15 minutes. Two weeks in the primary. Four + weeks in the secondary. It would not carbonate. I added yeast and recapped the bottles. OG 1.072. FG 1.020. 6.9%.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 19 - Strong Ale

Subcategory: A - Old Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.075 1.060 - 1.090
Terminal Gravity: 1.018 1.015 - 1.022
Color: 18.1 SRM 10 - 22
Alcohol: 7.6% ABV 6.00% - 9.00%
Bitterness: 42.7 IBU 30.00 - 60.00

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