Southcoast Homebrewer’s Association Holiday Spice Ale Group Brew

This past Sunday, the Southcoast Homebrewer’s Association got together to brew up a Holiday Spice Ale.  The wort smelled amazing!  We had a great time as usual.  Tasted some amazing beers.  Jesse got beer of the day for his Golden Strong.  Greg even joined us from Alaska via Skype.  Fermentation kicked off sometime this morning on mine; I’ve got an airlock full of wort!

The ingredients.

The recipe.

Mini mash, BIAB style.

Sparging the grains.

Adding the extract.

Waiting for the boil.

Boil just starting.

Interesting start to the boil.

Hops are in, boil going.

Waiting for next hops addition.

Chilling the wort.

Buzzed by a plane toting a banner.

The sign says "See the Light" by Heineken. Sorry, the message couldn't have fallen on ears more deaf than at this HOMEBREW party.

20 gallons of wort waiting to become beer.

Beautiful color.

Wringing the bag out.

Oxygenating the worts.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Seeing a lot of traffic here lately. This recipe was GOOD!


  2. […] Partial – Holiday Spice Group Brew (Southcoast Homebrewers Association) Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: Brewer's Choice Yeast Starter: Brewer's Choice Batch Size (Gallons): 20 Original Gravity: 1.049 Final Gravity: 1.009 IBU: 21.4 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: 11.3 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Brewer's Choice Additional Fermentation: Brewer's Choice Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Brewer's Choice Tasting Notes: Nice lightly spiced beer, great to go with dinner-the spices are subdued enough. This is a group brew beer where 20 gallons of beer is made in one pot with a concentrated 12 gallon boil and diluted down to 4 shares of 5 gallons each. Each brewer goes home and ferments, bottles or kegs to their own tastes. We then got back together to sample them. Really good recipe. We did a BIAB mini mash for this. I will probably scale this recipe to 5 gallons and convert to all grain this year. A picture is worth 1,000 words: If you can't read this, message me and I will put up in text format. 150F mini mash for 60 minutes in 5.4 gallons of water. We sparged in a couple gallons of 169F water. Added the sparge water and brought it up to boiling. Flame off, added extract, stirred, topped up to 12 gallons, brought back to boil. Blog post on our brew day:… […]


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