Falling Into Home Brewing Day One: Autumn Apple Spiced Ale
Hey There, Home Brewers!
Welcome to Glen Meets Brook's countdown to Halloween: Falling Into Home Brewing! Every day from today until October 31, we will be sharing some fantastic home brewing recipes that you can make with the hops we grow here at Glen Meets Brook!
Today's Brew: Autumn Apple Spiced Ale Today's Hops: Northern Brewer
Autumn Apple Spiced Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.064FG = 1.018 IBU = 25SRM = 15ABV = 5.9%
Courtesy of Maltose Express Monroe, Connecticut Our Apple Spiced Ale has captured Autumn in a glass. Subtle spices combine with apple flavor in a malty, warming seasonal brew. The addition of maple syrup just adds another layer of flavoring to an already multi-faceted beer. Adding maple syrup will increase original gravity. Ingredients 11.5 lbs. (5.2 g) British 2-row pale malt 9 oz. (252 g) US crystal malt (40 °L) 1 oz. (28 g) British chocolate malt 5.7 AAU Northern Brewer hops (0.63 oz./18 g of 9% alpha acids) (bittering) 2 vanilla bean splits (1/2-inch) 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 oz. (7 g) freshly grated ginger root 1 tsp. Irish moss Wyeast 1098 (British Ale) yeast 1 1/4 cups Muntons extra light dry malt extract for priming 4–6 oz. (112–168 g) pure apple flavoring for priming *optional 8 oz. (224 g) maple syrup Step by Step 1. Mash 1 oz. (28 g) British chocolate malt, 9 oz. (252 g) U.S. 40 °L Crystal malt and 11.5 lb.(5.2 kg) British 2-row pale malt at 154 °F (68 °C) for 90 minutes. Mash in 4 gallons (15.2 L) of water, sparge with 5 gallons (19 L) of 168 °F (76 °C) water. There should be 7 gallons (26.6 L) at the start of the boil. 2. Add 5.7 AAU Northern Brewer bittering hops to boil for 60 minutes. 3. Add 1 tsp. Irish moss, 1/2-inch vanilla bean split, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 oz. (7 g) freshly grated ginger peel, 8 oz. (224 g) pure maple syrup (optional) to boil for 15 minutes. 4. Add 1/2 inch vanilla bean split, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, and 1/2 oz. freshly grated ginger peel to boil for 3 minutes. 5. Pitch Wyeast 1098 British Ale to inoculate fermentation at 68-70 °F (20-21 °C). 6. Prime with 1-1/4 cups Muntons extra light malt extract that has been boiled for 10 minutes in 2 cups of water and 4-6 oz. (112-168 g) apple flavor and bottle. Age at cellar temperature until brew suits your taste.