The Night After Christmas (Santa’s Yuletide Steam Beer)

From the BrewBlog of Bobby Erwin – Graniteville, Vermont USA
Printed September 16, 2019

Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Brew Date: September 3, 2015
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 11.6/22.8
Bitterness (Calc): 46.9 IBU (Rager)
Batch No: 58
Target OG: 1.062
BJCP Style Info: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Info: 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.

General Information
Method: All Grain
Malts and Grains
10.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 90.9% of grist
0.75 pounds Crystal Malt 60L 6.8% of grist
0.25 pounds American Black Patent 2.3% of grist
11.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
1.00 pounds Honey  
1 oz Ginger Root @ 10 minutes  
6 inches Cinnamon Stick @ 10 minutes  
4 medium oranges Sweet Orange Peel @ 10 minutes  
1.00 ounces Cascade 6.9% Pellets @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
6.9 AAUs
1.00 ounces Cascade 6.8% Leaf @ 30 minutes
Type: Bittering and Aroma
Use: Boil
6.8 AAUs
0.50 ounces Saaz 2.6% Pellets @ 30 minutes
Type: Bittering and Aroma
Use: Boil
1.3 AAUs
0.50 ounces Saaz 2.6% Pellets @ 2 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Aroma
1.3 AAUs
3.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 16.3 AAUs
Name: Pilsen Lager
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 2007
Type: Lager
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 73%
Temperature Range: 48–56°F
Amount: 1500 ml
Primary: 7 days @ 66° F
Secondary: 14 days @ 58° F
The Night After Christmas (Santa’s Yuletide Steam Beer)
Date Brewed:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Strike Water Amount: 3.7  
Strike Water Temperature:    
Mash Temperature:    
Mash Time:    
Sparge Water Amount: 6.4  
Sparge Water Temperature:    
Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 6.7  
Post-Boil Amount: 5  
Boil Time:  
Original Gravity: 1.062 / 15.2° P  
Brew Day Notes

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