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Spruced Up Old Ale

Spruced Up Old Ale

Old Ale • All Grain • 5 gal


Adding Spruce Oil to secondary

December 28, 2012 at 10:44am

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Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 15 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.

  • 1 lbs Special B Malt; Castle Malting

    Special B Malt; Castle Malting

    Features: Very special Belgian dark malt, obtained through specific double drying process. Usage: Abbey ales, Trappist ales, dubbels, porters, brown ales, doppelbocks. Recommended proportion: 10%. Characteristics: Is used to produce a deep red to dark brown-black colour and fuller body. Unique flavour and aroma. Gives much colour and raisin-like flavour. Imparts a rich malty taste and a hint of nut and plum flavour. May substitute Chocolate and Black malt if bitterness is not desired.

  • 1 lbs German Smoked

    German Smoked

    Earthy, rich smoke flavor

  • 1 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 120L; Briess

    2-Row Caramel Malt 120L; Briess

    Pronounced Caramel, Burnt Sugar, Raisiny, Prunes. Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • 20Row Caramel Malt 120L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts deep red color. • Use 3-15% in Amber and Red beers. • Use 10-15% in Bock beers. • Use 7-15% in Dark beers. • Use 10-15% in Porter and Stout. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • .5 lbs Chocolate Rye Malt

    Chocolate Rye Malt

    Enhances aroma of dark ales and improves color. For dunkel rye wheat and ale.

  • 1 oz Millenium - 15.5 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min


    Very new hop. Primarily used for alpha potential.

  • Wyeast 2112 California Lager™

    Wyeast 2112 California Lager™

    Particularly suited for producing 19th century-style West Coast beers. Retains lager characteristics at temperatures up to 65F, and produces malty, brilliantly-clear beers.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 19 - Strong Ale

Subcategory: A - Old Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.091 1.060 - 1.090
Terminal Gravity: 1.021 1.015 - 1.022
Color: 25.3 SRM 10 - 22
Alcohol: 9.3% ABV 6% - 9%
Bitterness: 70.9 IBU 30 - 60


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