Christmas Ale Recipe
If you’re looking for a special beer recipe to help make this holiday season a little happier, our Christmas Ale is just what you need. The Christmas Ale is filled with the festive flavor of cherries, spices and almonds. It's a beer you and your guests are sure to love.
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Beer Recipe for Christmas Ale
- 1 Can Octoberfest Vienna Lager
- 1 Can Pale Export UME
- 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast
- 1 Can Dark Sweet Cherries in Heavy Syrup
- 1 Packet One-Step™ Sanitizing Cleanser
- 1 Cup Honey
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Ginger
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/8 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Cloves
- 1/2 Teaspoon Pure Almond Extract
Step 1: Sanitizing
Follow the steps outlined in your Standard Brewing Instructions. NOTE: Pour sanitizer from your brew keg into a blender and soak 10 minutes, then puree your fruit.
Step 2: Brewing
Fill keg with cold water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
Remove yeast packet from under lid of beer mix, then place unopened can of mix and UME in hot water to make the liquid easier to pour.
Using the sanitized measuring cup, place 4 cups of water into a clean 3-quart pot and bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Add 1 cup honey, stir to mix well. 2.5. Stir beer mix, UME, 1 tsp. of ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. of ground cloves and 1/2 tsp. of almond extract into mixture of water and honey. This mixture is called the wort.
NOTE: Hops appear as green leaf particles and do not dissolve. Pour wort into keg. Bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. Add pureed fruit and stir vigorously to mix well.
CAUTION: The liquid contents of the keg should never exceed 140°F.
Sprinkle yeast into keg and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir vigorously again, then screw on lid.
Ferment by placing the keg out of direct sunlight and in a location with a consistent temperature. Allow beer to FERMENT A MINIMUM OF THREE WEEKS at room temperature (between 68°-76°F).
Step 3: Bottling & Carbonating
Follow the steps outlined in your Standard Brewing Instructions. TIP: For best results allow to lager for at least 1 to 2 months.