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Batch #8 | Great Lakes Christmas clone


Brew Day: 11/17/12

Original Gravity: 1.074

Final Gravity: 1.019

ABV(%): 7.22

Brewing Notes:

I made this beer to give away as Christmas presents. I lost track of time so I put the ginger and cinnamon in right at 0 mintues and let it boil an extra 5 minutes.

Rating (1 - worst, 10 - best): 9

Review:

This was awesome. I will brew this every Christmas. We tasted it the real thing and the only noticable difference was mine tasted a little "hotter". Any suggestions on how to adjust that?

First Tasting on: 12/24/12


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Great Lakes Christmas clone

Tasting Notes:

Deep Amber color on the pour. Smells of sweet malt, ginger and honey. Tastes of strong spices first with ginger providing a sweet but drying flavor followed by cinnamon giving a gingersnap flavor. Tastes like Christmas.

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Ingredients
Malt
  1. 0.08 lb Roasted Barley 0.59%
  2. 10 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US 73.64%
  3. 1.00 lb Caramel/Chrystal Malt - 40L 7.36%
  4. 0.25 lb Special Roast 1.84 %
Hops
  1. Cascade (5 min) 0.50oz (3 IBU)
  2. Cascade (10 min) 0.65oz (7 IBU)
  3. Hallertauer (60min) 0.75oz (20 IBU)
Yeast
  1. 1 Pkg London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028)
Specialty
  1. 1.25 lb Honey (on Flameout) Sugar 9.20%
  2. 1 oz Ginger Root (boil 5 min)
  3. 2 Cinamon sticks (boil 5 min)

Steps
  1. Preparation: Grind all grains
  2. Mash/Grains: Mash Profile: 60 min 154.0 F
  3. Boil: Bring wort to a boil and set timer for 60 mins
  4. Boil: 60min left in boil: Add 0.75oz Hallertauer (20 IBU)
  5. Boil: 10 min left in boil: Add 0.65 oz Cascade Hops (7 IBU)
  6. Boil: 5 min left in boil: Add 0.50 Casade Hops 3 IBU, 2 Cinnamon Sticks, 1 oz, Chopped ginger root
  7. Boil: On flameout 1.25 lb Honey 9.20%
  8. Preparation: Cool wort and move it to fermenter and add water to make 5 gallons. Aerate wort and pitch yeast.
  9. Fermentation: After 14 days move to secondary fermenter
  10. Fermentation: After another 14 days bottle/keg beer.

Recipe Notes

Tasted against the 2012 Great Lakes was very close. A bit more alcohol than the Great Lakes version. Great beer.

Beer Stats
  • Style: Specialty
  • OG: 1.075
  • FG: 1.018
  • ABV: 7.5%
  • IBU: 40
  • Color: 11.6
Recipe Stats
  • Type: All-Grain
  • Batch Size: 5 gal.
  • Boiling Time: 60 min.

Recipe Brewing History
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Batch #8 brewed by tom on 12/24/12 Rating: 9 / 10 Comments (0)

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