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

From the BrewBlog of Bobby Erwin – Graniteville, Vermont USA
Printed November 20, 2019

Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 27.4/53.9
Bitterness (Calc): 40 IBU (Tinseth)
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
9.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 80% of grist
1.75 pounds Crystal Malt 60L 15.6% of grist
0.50 pounds British Black Patent Malt 4.4% of grist
11.25 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: Flavor
Use: Boil
6.8 AAUs
0.50 ounces Saaz 2.6% Pellets @ 30 minutes
Type: Flavor
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
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Name: California Lager
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 2112
Type: Lager
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 69%
Temperature Range: 58–68°F
Amount: 1000 ml
Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Full Bodied Beer, No Mash Out

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 0 Efficiency: 0%

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.


# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In Infusion 45 min. 158°F

Add 100% of mash water at 171° F / 77° C

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: 4.8  
Sparge Water Temperature:    
Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 5.9  
Post-Boil Amount: 5  
Boil Time: 60  
Original Gravity: 1.062 / 15.2° P  
Brew Day Notes

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