70.0 lbs Maris Otter
6.0 lbs Toasted Flaked Oats
3.0 lbs Oat Malt
3.0 lbs British Crystal 55L
2.0 lbs Special B Malt
0.75 lbs Carafa II (crushed and added to the sparge)
1.0 lbs Raisins (soaked overnight in 1.5 pints of Sailor Jerry Rum) - added to boil for 90 minutes in a mesh bag
Mash at 140F for 30 minutes
Raise to 153F for 30 minutes
Raise to Mashout
2.5 oz Magnum Pellets 13.1%AA for 60 minutes
0.25 oz Powdered Ginger - 10 minutes in the boil
WLP090 San Diego Super Ale
Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale
Team to discuss adding cinnamon, vanilla and other spice extracts for secondary.
Basic cinnamon extract recipe -
2 sticks cinnamon, roughly cracked
4 oz Vodka
Soak cinnamon in vodka, shake routinely for ~ a week, strain and add to taste
Chris Moon brought a sample of his Yorkshire version with a full 4 oz of cinnamon extract on the 2012 LA Brewery Bus Trip and it was amazing. A little sweet, but dead on in taste like an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie!
The raisins in the boil may have been the source of a haze that stuck around for the life of the beer, but overall the beer was a real winner and needs just a little extra tweaking to be truly awesome.