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St. Nicholas Christmas Ale MMXIV

From the BrewBlog of The Weiss Guys
Centennial, Colorado USA

Printed December 14, 2017
Specifics
Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Brewer: Nicholas Trandem
Brew Date: September 27, 2014
Yield: 8 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 19/37.5
Bitterness: 28.7 IBU (Tinseth)
BU/GU 0.6
Calories: 156 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Bottles
ABV: 5.3%
ABW: 4.2%
Bottling ABV: 5.8%
Batch No: 38
OG: 1.048
OG (Plato): 11.91° P
Target OG: 1.042
FG: 1.008
FG (Plato): 2.05° P
Target FG: 1.010
Real Extract: 3.83° P
App. Atten.: 82.8%
Real Atten.: 67.8%
Status: Bottled
General Information
Method: Extract
Recipe
Extracts
11.00 pounds LME - Light 85.3% of grist
11.00 pounds Total Extract Weight 85.3% of grist
Grains
0.80 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 6.2% of grist
0.60 pounds Blackprinz 4.7% of grist
0.50 pounds Flaked Rye 3.9% of grist
1.90 pounds Total Grain Weight 14.7% of grist
Miscellaneous Ingredients (Non-Fermentable)
1 Vanilla Bean @ 15 minutes  
1 Cinnamon Stick @ 15 minutes  
.5tsp Ginger Root @ 15 minutes  
7g Seeds of Paradise @ 15 minutes  
Hops
2.00 ounces Cascade 7.7% Leaf @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
15.4 AAUs
1.00 ounces Saaz 2.4% Leaf @ 5 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Aroma
2.4 AAUs
3.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 17.8 AAUs
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Yeast
Name: Safale
Manufacturer: Fermentis
Product ID: US-05
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 75-79%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium
Temperature Range: 59–75°F
Amount: 24 gr
Water Profile

Denver, Colorado

Calicum: 31.5 ppm
Bicarbonate: 104 ppm
Sulfate: 50.8 ppm
Chloride: 23.5 ppm
Sodium: 21.4 ppm
Magnesium: 8.5 ppm
PH: 7.8%
Procedure

Steep grains at 150-160° for 30mins. Remove grains, bring to boil, add extract, honey, and Cascade and boil for 60mins. Add ginger, cinnamon, and orange peels and boil for 8 minutes. Add Saaz and boil for 2 minutes. Cool, transfer into fermenter, pitch yeast.

Special Procedures

Also 1 vial WLP300 Hefeweizen

Fermentation
Primary: 7 days @ 68° F
Secondary: 14 days @ 68° F
BJCP Style Info
Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Info:
A stronger, darker, spiced beer that often has a rich body and warming finish suggesting a good accompaniment for the cold winter season.

Commercial Examples: Anchor Our Special Ale, Harpoon Winter Warmer, Weyerbacher Winter Ale, Nils Oscar Julöl, Goose Island Christmas Ale, North Coast Wintertime Ale, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Lakefront Holiday Spice Lager Beer, Samuel Adams Winter Lager, Troegs The Mad Elf, Jamtlands Julöl.

Brew Day Data
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