Nutcracker Ale - Beer recipe Kit

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Original Gravity: 1.0624 Final Gravity: 1.0156 Alcohol by Volume: 6.136%

A medium to full bodied beer with a distinctive roasty malt flavor accented with spices. The malts will produce a chocolate or coffee dryness while the spiced will balance the hops without dominating. In essence this beer is a spiced Porter. It's a great beer for the holidays...any day truth be told.


6.6 lbs. Gold Malt Extract

1 lb. Munich Grain (cracked)

1 lb. British Crystal Grain (cracked)

1/2 lb. Chocolate Grain (cracked)

1/2 lb. Cara Pils Grain (cracked)

2 oz. Northern Brewer Hops (boil)

1 oz. Fuggles Hops (finish)

1 tsp. Cinnamon (Not included in recipe)

1/4 tsp. Nutmeg (Not included in recipe)

1 oz. Sweet Orange Peel

1 pkg. White Labs WLP005 British Ale Yeast

4 oz. Crown Caps (approx. 55 caps)

5 oz. Priming Sugar (approx. 3/4 cup)



Place grains into 2 gal. cold water. Heat to 160oF. Remove from heat cover & allow to sit for 1 hour. Sparge with 1 gal. 170oF water & return liquid to brew pot. Add malt extract boiling hops Cinnamon Nutmeg and Orange Peel. Return pot to heat & boil for 50 minute. Add finish hops and boil for 10 minutes. Strain into 3 gal. of cold water & pitch yeast when cooled to 80oF or below.

Yields 5 gal.

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