St. Nicholas Christmas Ale MMXIV

From the BrewBlog of The Weiss Guys
Centennial, Colorado USA

Printed February 27, 2021
Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Contributor: Nicholas Trandem
Yield: 8 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 19/37.5
Bitterness: 28.7 IBU (Tinseth)
BU/GU 0.6
Calories: 156 (12 ounces)
ABV: 5.3%
ABW: 4.2%
OG: 1.048
OG (Plato): 11.91° P
FG: 1.008
FG (Plato): 2.05° P
Real Extract: 3.83° P
App. Atten.: 82.8%
Real Atten.: 67.8%
General Information
Method: Extract
11.00 pounds LME - Light 85.3% of grist
11.00 pounds Total Extract Weight 85.3% of grist
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  
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
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
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

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.

Primary: 7 days @ 68° F
Secondary: 14 days @ 68° F
BJCP Style Info
Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
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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