Winter Spiced Ale Recipe

This Ale brings a sweet, malty backbone with rich spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, and a hint of vanilla and a touch of dark chocolate malt. Whether you find yourself surrounded by snow on the ski trail or snuggled by a cozy fire, this spiced ale is the perfect drink to warm you up.

Type: Ale

Style: Other Ale

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: All grain

Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
5 lbs Goldpils® Vienna Malt Base
5 lbs Pale Ale Malt Base
0.5 lb Carapils® Malt Dextrine
0.5 lb Caramel Malt 60L Caramel, Crystal
0.25 lb Dark Chocolate Malt Roasted, Chocolate
0.75 oz Willamette Hops (6% AA) Boil 60 minutes
0.75 oz Willamette Hops (6% AA) Boil 30 minutes
1 tsp Cinnamon Boil 1 minute
0.5 tsp Cloves Ground, Boil 1 minute
0.25 tsp Nutmeg Fresh Grated, Boil 1 minute
2 oz Pure Vanilla Extract Boil 0 minute
1 vial WLP041 Pacific Ale Yeast
1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient Boil 10 minutes

Procedures

  1. Mash at 154-156ºF for 45 minutes
  2. Sparge at 170ºF
  3. Boil with spices for final minute
  4. Knock out, cool to 70ºF
  5. Oxygenate highly
  6. Transfer to primary fermenter
  7. Fill to desired level with cold water
  8. Pitch yeast

Primary Fermentation: 10 days at 70ºF

Secondary Fermentation:

Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition

Original Gravity: 1.054

Final Gravity: 1.014

Alcohol by Weight: 4.2%

Alcohol by Volume: 5.3%

IBU: 26

Color: 26 SRM

Tags: Spiced

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