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Recipe: Annie’s Holidaze Wassail

This recipe for a dark, spiced holiday ale is ideal for serving either cool or warmed and mulled, with many more variations possible on fruits and spices.

Annie Johnson Dec 26, 2022 - 4 min read

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Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.077
FG: 1.021
IBUs: 26
ABV: 7.3%

9.8 lb (4.4 kg) dark liquid malt extract (LME)
1 lb (454 g) flaked barley
8 oz (227 g) caramel/crystal 80L
8 oz (227 g) chocolate malt

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Annie Johnson is an experienced R&D brewer, IT specialist, and national beer judge. Her awards include 2013 American Homebrewer of the Year honors.