Mulled Spice Apple Beer


3 of 3 Fall Beer Recipes for Keg Conditioning in Your Kegerator

This recipe is a delightful and flavorful foray into the realm of experimental seasonal beers. It combines strong flavors reminiscent of a Celebration Ale along with strength and body. People will marvel at the amazing smells coming from the brewing area as you whip up this batch. This beer is a unique blend of beer and hard cider, as the name implies, and brings with it all the memories that cider and the mulling spices muster in the brain.

Mulled Spice Apple Beer

Ingredients for 5 Gallon Batch:

  • 7 lbs. Amber malt extract
  • 1 lb. of Caramunich Malt
  • ¼ lb Briess Organic caramel 120L malt
  • 1 lb. American Pale 2-row malt
  • ½ oz. New Zealand Pacific Gem hop pellets- bittering
  • 2 oz. Cascade hops- finishing
  • 2 Ceylon cinnamon sticks
  • 1 t. whole cloves
  • 2 t. ginger
  • 3 ¾ G. purified or spring water
  • 1 gallon organic un-pasteurized apple cider
  • 1 pack Danstar Nottingham Ale Yeast
  • 1 t. Irish Moss

Directions:

When preparing the Boiling pot, add to your 3 ¾ G of purified or spring water 1 G of organic apple cider. It is important in this case to use organic cider with no preservatives or added sugar. This will ensure a proper taste to your apple beer in the end. Next, place your grains and bittering hops into the pot and bring to a boil. Once the wort comes to a boil, remove grains and bittering hops and add in your malt extract. Bring this to a boil and cook the wort for about 55 minutes and then add your spices and finishing hops for the last 5 minutes. Next, cool the wort, add to your primary fermenter, and add your yeast.

This ale should be transferred to a secondary fermenter in two weeks, and then, after an additional one and a half to two weeks, it is ready for keg conditioning. When priming the keg for what should be about 5 gallons of Mulled Spice Apple Beer, you should add either ¾ cup of corn sugar or dry malt extract. Now, the beer should taste ideal with keg conditioning after 1-2 more weeks.