Our Latest Experiment

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.

This one is a small batch.

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:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Clove
  • Allspice
  • Ginger
  • Black Pepper
  • Orange Peel
  • Cranberries

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.

Soaked oat chips

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.)


Start with quality ingredients
Grainy goodness!
Supplies from Bader’s
Team effort 😀

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