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Santa Slay Winter Spiced Ale #2

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Batch Size (gallons)5.2
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style21B. Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Original Gravity1.078
Final Gravity1.020
ABV7.61% (basic)   /   7.66% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color20 SRM
Boil Time60 min

YeastWyeast 1056 (American Ale)

American 2-Row13 lbs 4 oz80%1
2-Row Caramel Malt 60L1 lb 4 oz7.5%60
Munich Malt 10L1 lb 4 oz7.5%10
Candi Sugar, Clear 8 oz3%0.5
CARAFA® II 5 oz1.9%431

Nugget (US) (Boil).75 oz600%0
Mount Hood (US) (Boil).75 oz200%0

Directions1 used 1.4 qts/lb for my mash thickness.   5.5 gallons of water for 60 min mash at 152F.  I batched sparged at 168F for 15 mins with 3.6 gallons.

With 5 minutes left in the boil I added 1 ounce of sweet orange peel, 4 freshly ground cinnamon sticks, and 4 whole cloves in a mesh bag.

Also I add the clear candi sugar with 10 mins left in boil.

I also add a whirlfloc tablet with 15 minutes left in boil.

I usually let this one sit in the primary for at least a month but no more than two.

I get a nice clove and cinnamon aroma without being overpowering.  The nice malt backbone balances out the spice flavor appropriately. 

Recipe Awards
Award Winning Recipe! 2015 Mississippi Mashout 3rd Place. Score to come.
Award Winning Recipe! 3rd Place - Spiced/Christmas Beer - Lucid BFD comp

This all grain Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer homebrew recipe was submitted by th3beerman.