It’s been a stormy couple days here in the Pacific NW. But Renn and I have been staying toasty warm inside and working on something perfectly festive.
Thursday morning we put together a new batch of home brew – Spiced Wass-Ale. We started out with a traditional Amber Ale recipe (2.5 gallon batch) and added a bit of a twist. With the addition of Honeycrisp apple cider and a host of fruits and spices we hope to achieve a unique new holiday tradition.
So what all went into it? To make our wassail blend, we used:
- Black Pepper
- Orange Peel
To spice it up some more, we soaked oak chips in traditional Irish whiskey to add to the carboy along with the spiced apple cider.
In a little more than two weeks, we’ll be enjoying our new creation and sharing it with family and friends (if we don’t drink it all ourselves first.)