This is a beautiful festive beer, it has a distinctive mulled flavour which is complemented nicely with the bitterness of the hops. It has a good after taste of cinnamon with a distinct aroma of cloves and a little bite from some ginger. Scrumptious Christmas drinking!
Ingredients and Method – Makes 5 Gallons/23 litres
Mash for 60 minutes at 68 degrees
Sparge at approx 78 degrees. I used the Inkbird to control the temperature which saved a lot of time and hassle!
Boil for 60 minutes.
Add 1 tsp of Irish Moss at 15 minutes.
Spice Additions: Add during the boil at 10 mins.
1½ tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
½ tsp Ginger
½ tsp Cloves
Ferment for approximately 7 days.
Ideal fermenting temperature is 20 degrees, any where between 18 and 25 degrees will be fine though.
Start gravity reading: 1.044
Final gravity reading: 1.016
Leave to mature for at least 4 weeks.