What's your Christmas brew?

Discussion in 'General Beer Discussion' started by Litmus, Dec 5, 2019.

Help Support The Homebrew Forum UK by donating:

  1. Dec 5, 2019 #1

    Litmus

    Litmus

    Litmus

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2017
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    NULL
    Hi All,

    I'm wondering what people have planned for a Christmas tipple?

    I went for Witbier this year; the thinking was that orange and coriander would add a festive edge. I'm keeping the spice in the background though.

    I'm sure there are some amazing Christmas pud Stouts being brewed out there??
     
  2. Dec 6, 2019 #2

    Rodcx500z

    Rodcx500z

    Rodcx500z

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2019
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    513
    Location:
    on the island
    Wilko velvet stout and triple hopped pale, to cold to do ag in the yard acheers.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2019 #3

    Clint

    Clint

    Clint

    Hammered.....

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2016
    Messages:
    7,467
    Likes Received:
    3,649
    Location:
    North Wales
    23l tribute clone,kegged,23l American stout,kegged,23l mosaic pale,bottled and in reserve being bottled this week,23l El Dorado pale. I do hope Mrs Clint has the gumption to spend a little with Beerwulf too...
     
    St00 likes this.
  4. Dec 6, 2019 #4

    An Ankoù

    An Ankoù

    An Ankoù

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2019
    Messages:
    2,056
    Likes Received:
    969
    Location:
    Brittany, France
    A nearly SMaSH with Belstmalz Red-X and Mandarina Bavaria (bittered with Magnum)
    and an oatmeal stout with 28% flaked oats. Can't wait for this this one to be ready. Adapted from a commercial recipe from 1903. I can't imagine how they would have sparged such a mix. No problem in a bag, though.
    5.75% abv and 6% abv respectively.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2019 #5

    the baron

    the baron

    the baron

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    500
    Location:
    castleford
    I did a blackberry porter unfortunately I have drunk half of it so trying to leave the rest. I bottled it rather than keg as I wanted it to just have one at the end of a session to savour and finish off
     
  6. Dec 6, 2019 #6

    stephen1546

    stephen1546

    stephen1546

    Regular.

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2018
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    46
    Been building up a stock for crimbo. St Peters Stout, Evil Dog Double IPA, Some Porter and more IPA ( cant remember the kit), Some wine too. All stashed in the greenhouse which comes in handy during the winter months.

    Your Witbier sounds interesting!
     
  7. Dec 6, 2019 #7

    parpot

    parpot

    parpot

    Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2018
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Warrington, Cheshire
    Wilko Winter Ale, two batches done, one half drank, very very good!acheers.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2019 #8

    Winterbournebrewery

    Winterbournebrewery

    Winterbournebrewery

    Regular.

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2019
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    96
    Simcoe red ale 4.8% . Belgian Citra Trippel 8.2%. Galaxy Mosaic Citra pale ale 5.8%. Chocolate Orange Stout 7.2%. Belgian Dubbel 6.4%. Roll on the 20th when we have 12 days of rest, feasting , drinking & brewing !
     
  9. Dec 6, 2019 #9

    Winterbournebrewery

    Winterbournebrewery

    Winterbournebrewery

    Regular.

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2019
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    96
    Galaxy Mosaic Citra pale ale 6.2% !! not 5.8%acheers.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2019 #10

    the baron

    the baron

    the baron

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    500
    Location:
    castleford
    I've just done a red malt x 3Kg plus 1 Kg of rye malt turned out really nice and rye tasting but not as red as I thought although I have read it reddens more with time
     
  11. Dec 6, 2019 #11

    An Ankoù

    An Ankoù

    An Ankoù

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2019
    Messages:
    2,056
    Likes Received:
    969
    Location:
    Brittany, France
    Sounds interesting. What hops did you use?
    I've got some rye malt hanging about from my rye lager experiment of this time last year. Not one of my best but sorry to see the last of it.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2019 #12

    Cwrw666

    Cwrw666

    Cwrw666

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2014
    Messages:
    2,273
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Location:
    North Pembs.
    Whatever I've got left in stock - probably have some Green Chili IPA left by then, but if not it'll be Cascade pale ale. After we've started the day with sloe gin for breakfast of course.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2019 #13

    the baron

    the baron

    the baron

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    500
    Location:
    castleford
    Hi AA
    10 gNorthern BrewerPellet 30 mins
    20g TettnangerPellet Boil 20 mins
    12g TettnangerPellet Boil 10 mins
    15g SimcoePellet 5 mins
    used Wilko Ale yeast
    getting fed up of over hoppy beers at the mo so toned it down with some noble hops
    a nice easy drinker but plenty of Rye taste with a dry mouthfeel
     
    St00 and An Ankoù like this.
  14. Dec 6, 2019 #14

    An Ankoù

    An Ankoù

    An Ankoù

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2019
    Messages:
    2,056
    Likes Received:
    969
    Location:
    Brittany, France
    Thanks Baron. I know what you mean. Citra and hops of a similar kidney seem to be sneaking into everything so I'm making a clear distinction between beers with New World hops and English / European hops. While I still like "fruity" hoppiness, I've really gone off the flavour described as "dank", where, in some IPAs especially, it can by quite overpowering.
    I'm going to give this a go for Sunday morning's stove top while the good lady watches Andrew Marr while clutching her sides with mirth.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2019 #15

    RichK

    RichK

    RichK

    Regular.

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    NULL
    American IPA - with liberty & citra
     
  16. Dec 6, 2019 #16

    samale

    samale

    samale

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2019
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    176
    Kviek stout
    Kolsch for visitors
    Rye IPA
    Citra mosaic pale
    Mosaic Simcoe pale
    And beer52 rang and offered me 10 beer for the price of the postage to sign back up again. Result
     
  17. Dec 6, 2019 #17

    the baron

    the baron

    the baron

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    500
    Location:
    castleford
    Good luck I brewed it for a change have also done a Blonde with mainly Flyer hops and some cascade at the end again to try and tone down the dominance of american hops. I am using my american new world hops in conjunction with noble or british to give a more subtle flavour don't get me wrong I like a hoppy IPA but it gets to the point where everything is getting brewed like that and some of the hopheads are using such a vast amount it must be killing their taste buds just like hop junkies. I am also leaning towards dark beers during the winter months. Ps my brews were 23ltrs
     
    An Ankoù likes this.
  18. Dec 6, 2019 #18

    mancdaz

    mancdaz

    mancdaz

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2019
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    2
    A Pliny the Elder clone, using extract. My first DIPA style.
     
  19. Dec 6, 2019 #19

    Litmus

    Litmus

    Litmus

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2017
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    NULL
    that sounds interesting! Happy to share?
     
  20. Dec 6, 2019 #20

    samale

    samale

    samale

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2019
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    176
     
    Litmus likes this.

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page