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Spiced Away Gingerbread Porter Extract
ABV5.30 %
BJCP Style
15B. Porter, Brown Porter
An bright, fruity and slightly spicy porter named for Miyazaki's best anime movie to date.
Submitted by hentaibrau on 27-Aug-2006

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes The hallertaur hops and addition of sundry spices create a brew that can best be described as intensely fruity without the addition of fruit. The ginger flavor is upfront, giving way to anise, clove and finally allspice. Imagine hot spiced apple cider on a fall day. Ginger flavor strengthens with warming. Try mulled for a very unique take on homebrew. Color is a deep, orange-tinted brown. Head was quite thick and lasted for a good amount of time. There was little to no lacing. The scent is the real show-stopper though. It smells exactly like gingerbread. Try replacing some of the crystal for bisquit malt if you want a nice variation.
Awards None aside from praise from our brewing group and friends. Sorry, we have never submitted anything.
Boil Volume 4.00 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast White Labs Irish Ale Yeast (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation 7 days in glass carboy (blow off hose needed)
Secondary Fermentation 14 days in glass carboy
Other Fermentation 14 days in bottle
Procedure Partial mash begins by steeping grains in 1 gallon of 150 degree F. water. Sparge with 1 gallon of 170 degree F. water. Add spices at flame out so that they get sanitized, but not so soon as to release their harsh flavors. Steam any later additions of spices, say into your secondary fermentor.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.040 1.054 1.050
FG 1.008 1.013 1.014
IBU 20 43 30
SRM 20 32 35
ABV 3.8 5.30 5.2
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
75.0 % 6.00 Amber Malt Extract Syrup John Bull 32.4 9.0
12.5 % 1.00 Light Dry Malt Extract 6.8 2.0
6.3 % 0.50 Belgian Chocolate 2.2 498.0
3.1 % 0.25 American Crystal 40L 1.3 40.0
3.1 % 0.25 American Black Patent 1.1 500.0
  8.00     43.7  
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
50.0 % 1.00 Bramling Cross Pellet 6.5 6.5 60 0.057 36.8
25.0 % 0.50 Hallertau Pellet 3.1 1.6 30 0.030 4.7
25.0 % 0.50 Hallertau Pellet 3.1 1.6 5 0.010 1.6
  2.00               43.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
12 inches cinnamon sticks crushed and added at flamout
2 oz ginger root peeled and flattened - added at flamout
2 tsp allspice at flamout
1 tsp cloves at flamout