ORGANIC BEER RECIPES

Organic Celebration Ale

Partial Mash Brew

A well balanced, spiced amber ale, flavored with organic cinnimon, ginger, orange peel, and cloves

Ingredients for 5 gals:

4.4 lbs. Organic pale malt extract
2 lbs. Briess organic 2-row pale malt
1 1/2 lbs. Briess organic Munich malt
1/2 lbs. Briess organic caramel 60 oL malt
2 Organic Ceylon cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. Organic whole cloves
2 tsp. Organic ground ginger
2 Tbsp. Organic dried orange peel
3/4 oz. German Hallertaur Tradition pellet hops- bittering (24 IBU)
1/2 oz. German Hallertaur Hersbrucker pellet hops-  flavor (8 IBU)
1 oz. German Spalt Select hops-  finishing
Ale Yeast: Wyeast # 1056 American Ale or White Labs #001 California Ale
For bottling: 1 1/4 cups Organic Dry Malt Extract (DME)*
Optional ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon Irish Moss

International Bittering Units (IBU’s): 32
Original Gravity (O.G.): 1.050- 1.054
Final Gravity (F.G.): 1.010-1.016
Average alcohol content (% by volume): 5.2%

*If you prefer, you may use 1 cup of organic malt extract, 3/4 cup corn sugar or kraeusen with 4 cups of unfermented wort (see brewing tip: Kraeusening your beer) for bottling.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BREWING:

For expanded directions, go to brewing procedures for mash-extract recipes.

1a: Heat 1 3/4 to 2 gallons of water to 160- 165 oF, then turn the heat off. Add the grains (or grain bag with grains in it) and stir well. The temperature should be 150 oF. Adjust the temperature if necessary by adding heat, hot water, or cold water.
1b: Allow the grains to soak for 40 to 60 minutes at 150 oF. Do a starch test to see if the mash is done.
2a: Heat 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 gallons of water to 170 oF in a separate pot. Sparge the grains with this water when the mash is complete.
2b: Add water to the liquid collected from the grains to make up to 5 1/4 gallons.
3. Heat the water to almost boiling and then turn the heat off. Add the malt extract and dissolve the extract completely. Turn the heat back on and bring to a boil.
4. Once the wort has reached a rolling boil add 3/4 oz. German Hallertaur Tradition hop pellets (bittering) and the 2 cinnimon sticks. Boil for 40 minutes.
5a. Add 1/2 oz. German Hallertaur Hersbrucker hops (flavoring). If desired, add the Irish Moss flakes. Boil for 10 minutes more.
5b. Add the ginger, cloves, and orange peel and boil for 5 more minutes.
6. Add 1 oz. German Spalt Select hops (aroma), boil 5 more minutes, & turn the heat off.
7. Cool the wort to 65- 75 oF.
8. Transfer the chilled wort into a sanitized primary fermenting vessel.
9. Shake or stir (with a sanitized spoon!) the unfermented beer vigorously to add oxygen.
10. Add the yeast and ferment in a cool dark place for 4-6 days at 60- 70 oF in the primary fermenter.
11. If you have a secondary fermenter, transfer the beer to it when fermentation activity has subsided (after 4-6 days). This step is optional.
12. Ferment for an additional 7- 14 days, or until fermentation is complete.
13. Clean and sanitize enough bottles for your batch.
14. Sanitize your bottle caps.
15. Boil your bottling sugar in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes.
16. Cool the sugar solution to 70 oF and pour into a sanitized carboy or bottling bucket. Transfer your beer into the same container and mix slowly. You can also pour the sugar solution into the same fermenter with the beer instead of transferring.
17. Use a racking cane and siphon tubing with a bottle filling tip attached to fill your bottles. Cap immediately after filling the bottles to prevent contamination.
18. Store the beer at room temperature (about 70 oF) for the first few days, then in a cool dark place
(55- 65 oF) for 1-3 weeks. Your beer is ready to drink when it is clear and nicely carbonated. The flavors of the spices and hops are at their peak in about 4- 6 weeks..

 

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