Source: Micah Millspaw (MicahM1269@aol.com), HBD Issue
I had the oppurtunity to finaly tap into my 94 holiday beer. This home brew
so incredible that I thought that I should share the recipe. 5 gallons of
to the SAAZ homebrew club X-mas party and was consumed rapidly. Also it
is a exercise in high gravity / first runnings brewing. BTW the beer is a
Ingredients: (for 15 gallons)
- 50# pale malt
- 25# wheat malt
- 5# carastan
- 2# light brown sugar ( last 15 min. of boil )
- centennial hops 8.0 oz @ 8.1% alpha - 75 min
- centennial hops 1.0 oz, dry in primary after 3 days
- yeast from previous pale ale batch
- 1 pint vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp ginger
Grist was spilt into two equal mashes (so what follows for mashing
was done twice):
9 gallons @ 175 F for mash in - mash temp averaged 152 F- 45 min mash
3.5 gallons @ 180 F for mash out - 15 min
collect first runnings.
Runnoff from first mash was boiling during the second mash. When combined
combined and brought to a boil hops were added.
Note: one gallon of mash runnoff was collected and reserved ( frozen ) to be
for krausen later.
Fermented 10 days at 70 F, racked to secondary with krausen and 1 pint
extract, 2 tbs nutmeg, 2 tbs ginger. Secondary temp 60 -45 for one month,
to soda kegs.