Archive for the ‘Winter Warmer’ Category

Batch 59: NDWSHE Wheat Wine

16# German Wheat Malt 14# German Pilsner 1# C60 2oz Nugget FWH 1 whirlfloc 90 minute boil 8 gal recovered yeast cake from one carboy from batch 58 (WLP090)   The taste upon racking to secondary was divine. The final product was estery, bitter, and a product of some very, very unhappy yeast. Need to […]

Batch 36: Holly Ale 2014

a 0.5L starter of WLP001, saved from a prev batch (#34) brewed and saved for 1 week in the fridge in a pint mason jar 12# 12oz 2-row 8oz C60 8oz CaraAroma 8oz Pale Chocolate 4oz Torrified Wheat 0.5oz CTZ (17.5% listed) 60 min 0.25oz CTZ 30 min 0.25oz CTZ 10 min 1# Clover honey (from […]

Batch 22: Holly Ale Redux

This past week, Dan and Drew were  complete heroes in caring for Zachary as we welcomed the arrival of Lillian. Thank you for your awesomeness. While Drew was here, he helped me brew another batch of the celebrated Holly Ale, explored in Batch 7 and Batch 10, and originating with jmo88 on This […]

Batch 10: Belgian Holly Ale/Winter Warmer

Doing a second batch of jmo88’s holly ale from This time, I’m going to use a belgian yeast (WLP530), and I’m using the original grain bill proposed (instead of doing an extract batch), with slightly different quantities (probably negligible) due to the portions that my LHBS sells in: 13# pale 2-row 0.5# crystal 60 […]

Batch 7: Holly Ale/Winter Warmer

At the behest of Sarah, and certainly not begrudgingly, this batch is a winter warmer 🙂 Sarah asked for orange, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla, and I happened upon this recipe: Just in case that post or the site ever goes away, here’s the recipe (with minor changes that I made): Recipe Type: Partial Mash (the […]