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Please choose your favourite recipe for the Forum Christmas Brew

  • Option 1 - 1848 Barclay Perkins IBSt

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • Option 2 - 1821 Barclay Perkins TT

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • Option 3 - Black IPA

    Votes: 6 19.4%
  • Option 4 - Imperial Stout

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • Option 5 - Chocolate Stout

    Votes: 14 45.2%
  • Option 6 - Belgian Dark Strong Ale

    Votes: 7 22.6%
  • Option 7 - Old Ale

    Votes: 9 29.0%

  • Total voters
    31
  • Poll closed .

pilgrimhudd

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This will be my xmas ale though, from GH's book, will be brewing it next weekend.

3.5kg Maris Otter
400g Biscuit
280g CaraMunich 1
240g Dark Crystal
80g Carafa special 1
80g Torrified Wheat

In at 70c mashed at 65ish. Boiling for 70mins.

18g Challenger & Styrian 10g @ 60

18g Challenger @15
Protofloc tab @15

8g Star Anise @10
1 teaspoonNutmeg
1 Cinnamon Stick

400g Candied sugar @5 mins

18g Fuggles @Flameout

Cooled and Wyeast 1028 London Ale
 

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Sorry I am late to the party. Some nice recipe's to choose from. I meant to message earlier, not sure who owns the imperial stout recipe. I would highly recommend @Pennine spring stout. I recently tried this and I have to say it was really good.
It's a straight forward recipe it also has a dry yeast which will suit more people. The recipe is also for 15 litres so it might tick more boxes.
Chocolate stout looks good @Hopsteep
 

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This will be my xmas ale though, from GH's book, will be brewing it next weekend.

3.5kg Maris Otter
400g Biscuit
280g CaraMunich 1
240g Dark Crystal
80g Carafa special 1
80g Torrified Wheat

In at 70c mashed at 65ish. Boiling for 70mins.

18g Challenger & Styrian 10g @ 60

18g Challenger @15
Protofloc tab @15

8g Star Anise @10
1 teaspoonNutmeg
1 Cinnamon Stick

400g Candied sugar @5 mins

18g Fuggles @Flameout

Cooled and Wyeast 1028 London Ale
Have you tried this before
 

pilgrimhudd

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Have you tried this before
Yes, I really enjoyed it, I may make a couple of little tweaks, mash higher for example, for me it could have been a little sweeter too and I think some brambling cross might go well.
 

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Sorry I am late to the party. Some nice recipe's to choose from. I meant to message earlier, not sure who owns the imperial stout recipe. I would highly recommend @Pennine spring stout. I recently tried this and I have to say it was really good.
It's a straight forward recipe it also has a dry yeast which will suit more people. The recipe is also for 15 litres so it might tick more boxes.
Chocolate stout looks good @Hopsteep
Good shout, this is a beer I intend brewing regardless 👍
 

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This will be my xmas ale though, from GH's book, will be brewing it next weekend.

3.5kg Maris Otter
400g Biscuit
280g CaraMunich 1
240g Dark Crystal
80g Carafa special 1
80g Torrified Wheat

In at 70c mashed at 65ish. Boiling for 70mins.

18g Challenger & Styrian 10g @ 60

18g Challenger @15
Protofloc tab @15

8g Star Anise @10
1 teaspoonNutmeg
1 Cinnamon Stick

400g Candied sugar @5 mins

18g Fuggles @Flameout

Cooled and Wyeast 1028 London Ale
I used star anise for an anise spiced mead which I'm aging for Christmas.

The only problem is the taste stayed in the fermenter and the next beer I made tastes of it too!
 

Mrhandsome

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I'd definitely be up for a chocolate stout. I made one with cacoa nibs steeped in rum last year and it was great.
 

Hopsteep

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Well looks like the Chocolate stout came out as the winner!

This beer tastes the best between 4 and 6 weeks conditioned as the chocolate faded a little over time, so I recommend brewing this one in November.

If everyone is happy I’d like to propose a brew week between the 2nd and 8th November (subject to everyone’s commitments). 🍺

Edit- I’ll post detailed recipes for all-grain and extract versions, but they aren’t strict. Feel free to play with my recipe especially if you have a yeast strain or malt you would prefer to use
 
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Fucket, goes against all my instincts, but I'll brew it up and learn to love it. Your dates are a bit out though, Hopsteep. You've given us conditioning time, but no brewing time.
 

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I won't be following your grain bill, but I will be taking the 'chocolate malt' as inspiration for my christmas partial malt brew that I'll be starting late oct/early nov
 
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