Yulefest Ale

Source: Tim Schaid
Recipe added: 04/12/97

Very concerned at first as no visible signs of conversion taking place for 3 - 4 days. On day 5 conversion process takes off and is quite good. Bottled 30 days later with priming sugar. Good carbonation after 30 days in bottle. You will like the multitude of spices/flavors in this beer, however, the next time I brew this I will use less or no cloves as this did tend to dominate the flavor. Enjoy!


Recipe type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 Gallons
Starting Gravity: 1.035
Finishing Gravity: 1.014
Time in Boil: 75 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 30 Days



Combine honey with 1.5 gal. water in brewpot. Combine spices and orange rind into a spice bouquet tied in cheese- cloth and add to brewpot. Simmer 45 minutes. Add malt extracts and boiling hops, bring to a boil, and boil with the spice bouquet for 55 minutes. Add finishing hops and Irish Moss, boil 20 minutes more (remove spice bouquet after first 10 minutes of this boil and let drain into carboy filled with 3.5 gal. water). Turn off heat, add aroma hops and steep for 3 minutes. Pour into carboy and pitch yeast when cooled to 72 degrees.
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