Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer – All Grain


General Info

Brewed for the RHBC's 2013 Iron Buddy Brew, where the resulting brews must contain three or more of the following:

  • Cumin
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Oranges
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Sweet Cherries
  • Maple Syrup
  • Zingers
  • Doughnuts
  • Nutmeg
  • Raspberries
Paired with Chris Huser, we decided to use maple syrup, nutmeg, orange, and maple flavored doughnuts.



Recipe assumes 75% efficiency and 78% apparent attenuation.

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
24.00 pounds Scottish Golden Promise 65.1%
6.00 pounds German Light Munich Malt 16.3%
2.50 pounds British Brown Malt 6.8%
2.00 pounds Flaked Oats 5.4%
1.00 pounds Crystal Malt 60L 2.7%
0.50 pounds Belgian Special B Malt 1.4%
0.62 pounds British Pale Chocolate 1.7%
0.12 pounds German Carafa III De-Husked Malt 0.3%
0.12 pounds American Dark Chocolate Malt 0.3%
36.86 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Adjunct
0.50 pounds Doughnuts
1.00 pounds Maple Syrup


Amount Non-Fermentable Time
2 sticks Cinnamon Stick  
1 oz Ginger Root  
10g Nutmeg  
2 oz Sweet Orange Peel  


Amount Hop Time AA
1.00 ounces Legacy 90 min 4.0%
1.75 ounces Magnum 60 min 11.6%
1.50 ounces Willamette 20 min 6.0%
4.25 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
English Ale White Labs WLP002 10000 ml

Equipment Profile 12.5 Gallon/48 Liter Kettle and 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Mash Profile Single Infusion Mash, Full Bodied Beer, No Mash Out


Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Mash Steps

# Name Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In 45 min. 158°F

Add 100% of mash water at 171° F / 77° C

Water Profile London, England


OG is without maple syrup, which will be added at secondary.

Special Procedures

Add doughnuts the last 10 minutes of the boil. Made a goopy mess. Only in mash for any time in the future.

Add the maple syrup at secondary.

Make a tincture of the orange, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in vodka. Dose at kegging to taste.

Fermentation and Aging

14 days @ 68° F
200 days @ 55° F

Wassail Maple Brown

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  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 12.3    
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Sparge Water Amount: 6.6    
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Pre-Boil Amount: 11    
Post-Boil Amount: 10    
Boil Time: 90    
OG: 1.088 / 21.1° P    
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