I have been working on a base milk stout recipe that I wanted to use with seasonal flavors. The sweeter base makes for a bed to help out any spice or flavor additions as some can be harsh on their own or seem lacking without the sweetness that gets fermented out. With the holidays coming up and competitions to match it came time to put it to the test. I wanted to avoid pumpkin due to it's popularity and prevalence that wouldn't shine in a competition lineup. Apple Pie is handled better in ciders, Anise Cookies (a family tradition) is a bit too rare for people to understand...but what about Gingerbread?
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The RecipeNote: This recipe is over complicated right now and I am working to simplify it. Still, it tastes amazing so it has been worth the trouble.
Type: All Grain
Style: 2015 - 30C. Winter Seasonal Beer
Batch Vol: 5.50 gal
Bottling Vol: 5.00 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72%
Amount Name Type Addition %Bill/IBU
|5 lb||US 2-Row||Grain||Mash||37%|
|3 lbs||Munich Malt||Grain||Mash||22%|
|1 lb||Caramel 120L||Grain||Mash||7.4%|
|1 lb||Flaked Oats||Grain||Mash||7.4%|
|1 lb||Flaked Rye||Grain||Mash||7.4%|
|0.5 lb (8oz)||Chocolate Malt||Grain||Mash||3.7%|
|0.5 lb (8oz)||Roasted Barely||Grain||Mash||3.7%|
|0.5 lb (8oz)||Peria Negra (De-bittered Black)||Grain||Mash||3.7%|
|5 oz||Ginger Root||Spice||Boil 12.0 min||-|
|3 Items||Cinnamon Stick||Spice||Boil 5.0 min||-|
|1 lb||Milk Sugar (Lactose)||Adjunct||Flame Out (End of Boil)||7.4%|
|4 Items||Vanilla Bean||Spice||Secondary (last|
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Tags for this post: Gingerbread, Spice, Spice Beer, Winter, Holiday, Milk Stout