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Grainfather Blog - Week 136: Xmas Brews - Part 2

By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing 10/11/2017 08:13 Comments

 Ginger Bread Ale

With the countdown to Christmas now in full affect its time to brew those Christmas beers to help us get through the day. Our resident brewer ‘Samta’ has developed some classic recipes with a Christmas twist to be released each week during November.

This English style brown ale is modelled on ginger bread with dry ginger, bready flavours and aromas with a hint of chocolate that is backed up by a firm English hop bitterness and flavour. This is a perfect session ale for drinking all Christmas day.

Food parings: Ginger bread, Cake, Cookies and BBQ or Roast Meat

Ginger Bread Brown Ale

Recipe:

http://brew.grainfather.com/recipes/34458

  • Batch size: 23L (fermenter volume)  
  • Mash: 60 Mins  
  • Boil: 60 Mins 
  • OG - 1.043
  • FG - 1.011
  • Colour - 34.5 EBC
  • Bitterness - 22.1 IBU
  • ABV - 4.2%

 

FERMENTABLES

%

kg

Fermentable

ppg

EBC

Usage

10%

0.42

Supernova Malt (Gladfield)

37

113.3

Mash

2%

0.08

Gladfield Dark Chocolate Malt

33

1300

Mash

10%

0.42

Gladfield Brown Malt

34

178.1

Mash

5%

0.21

Gladfield Biscuit Malt

35

60.1

Mash

2%

0.08

Caramel Malt - 120L (Briess)

32.2

236.3

Mash

71%

3

Maris Otter Pale - UK

38

6.5

Mash

 

MASH STEPS

Name

Temp °C

Time min

Mash 1

68

60

Mash Out

75

10

Grain Substitutions

Supernova Malt : Crystal 60L

Chocolate, Brown, biscuit : local equivalents

 

HOPS

g

Variety

Type

Usage

Time

AA

IBU

37

East Kent Goldings

Pellet

Boil

60 min

5.5

22.1

 Hop Substitutions

East Kent Goldings : Goldings :  English style hop due to the strong malt and ginger character affect is subtle

 

EXTRAS

Amount

Unit

Name

Usage

10

g

Ginger Root (Fresh)

Flame Out

Note: ginger is grated

 

YEAST

Amount

Unit

Name

Attenuation %

2

Packets

Mangrove Jack's Liberty Bell Ale M36

76

Yeast Substitutions

White Labs English Ale WLP002 or WLP007

Wyeast London Ale 1028

Safale US-04

Danstar Nottingham Ale

 

FERMENTATION STEPS

Type

Temp °C

Time days

Fermentation 1

18

14

Beer Finings

For this recipe use your choice of beer finings, we tend to use Irish moss in the boil and if needed either gelatine or isinglass in the secondary .

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