When Mrs. Claus Isn't Around... Christmas Old Ale

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: RightFootForwardBrewing (Shared)
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Brewer: Right Foot Forward
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: Old Ale (19A)
Boil Size: 7.47 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 22.2 SRMEquipment: BIAB COOLER MASH NO SPARGE
Bitterness: 53.9 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.083 (20.1° P)Mash Profile: BIAB, Full Body
Est FG: 1.023 SG (6.0° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 8.0%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
11 lbs 8.00 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1
5 lbs 8.00 oz Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 2
10.40 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3
3.52 oz Pale Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 4
2.75 oz Fuggle [4.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 5
2.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) Misc 6
2.75 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.0%] - Boil 10 min Hops 7
0.25 tsp Ginger (ground) (Boil 0 min) Misc 8
0.50 tsp Cinnamon (ground) (Boil 0 min) Misc 9
0.28 tsp Nutmeg (Boil 0 min) Misc 10
1 pkgs London Ale Yeast (Wyeast Labs #1028) Yeast 11

Taste Notes

Post boil: very bitter upfront, but a nice gingerbread cookie flavor on the finish.

Notes

Yeast starter created 09/24/2015 8:30pm yeast pitched at 9:40pm Homebrewdad calc used 166g DME used Brewday 09/28/2015 1104am: Added 1 gallon of water to mash tun @ 150F 1115am: strike water added at 172F 1118am: 156F mash started 1219pm: mash ended 156.2F 110pm: preboil OG = 1.069 preboil volume = 7.40 gallons 119pm: boil started 219pm: boil ended/wort chiller started post boil volume: 5.70 gal post boil OG: 1.085 310pm: Yeast starter pitched and placed in ferm chamber at 65F 09/28: 504pm: bubbling activity started 09/28: 6pm: bubbling very active 09/29: 851pm: bubbling slowed down considerably 10/01: 7pm: bubbling very slow 10/02: 5pm: bubbling completely stopped due to low airlock fluid level, refilled, bubbling continues 10/05: 5pm: bubbling still very slow 10/18: measured OG = 1.029 11/30: Bottling day Northern Brewer Priming Sugar Cacl: 2.2vol = 110.88g corn sugar