With Christmas fast approaching, now is the time to get brewing a delicious Christmas home brew beer. We have found a great recipe to share with you from beerrecipes.org. The poster comments to start brewing in mid-October so that it has a couple of months to age and the spices can mellow out.

The recipe type is an extract and it makes 5 US gallons.

Christmas Home Brew Beer Recipe Ingredients

  • 6.60 lb. Northwestern Gold LME
  • 1.00 lb. Crystal 80L
  • 0.50 lb. Chocolate malt
  • 0.50 lb. Brown Sugar
  • 0.50 lb. Honey
  • 1.00 oz. Northern Brewer 7.8% 60 min
  • 1.00 oz. Fuggles Leaf 3.8% 15 min
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 2 oz grated ginger
  • 5 3 inch cinnamon sticks
  • Zest from rind of 4 large oranges
  • 1 tsp Irish moss
  • 3/4 c. Dextrose (priming)
  • Wyeast #1056 American ale yeast
  • Yeast nutrient
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Christmas Home Brew Beer Recipe Method

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Prepare yeast starter. Crush specialty grains and steep for 30 min. Add LME, brown sugar, and bittering hops and begin boil. At 30 min, add honey, cinnamon, and cardamom and half of the orange zest and ginger. At 15 min, add Irish moss, flavoring hops, and remaining ginger and orange zest. Cool, aerate and pitch yeast. Ferment at 70-74^F. Rack to a secondary after 7 days and store at 70^F. After another 14 days, bottle beer.

Source: Philip Gravel

This particular recipe can be found on beerrecipes.org.

OR if you would like to see some more Christmas home brew beer recipes, you can see the full list here.

Although these recipes are mostly made for the US market and cold weather, you will still find they have a christmasy feel for the Australian market too with flavours of Christmas cookies, gingerbread, English-type Christmas pudding or mulling spices.

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