Today I challenged Martin of @The Homebrew Challenge to a mystery brew box. We each sent a box with three unknown ingredients that we have to brew a holiday inspired beer with. I attempt to make a Buttered Rum inspired British Strong ale with a wild ingredient twist.

Go check out Martin’s video to see what I sent him:

Recipe for 2.5 gals (~9.5L):
-3.5 gals (13.2L) Water
(adjust salt additions based on your water)
-Gypsum, Calcium Chloride, Epsom Salt, Baking Soda, Salt
-84% Maris Otter [5 lbs]
-8% English Brown Malt [8 oz]
-8% Molasses [8 oz]
– 0.5oz (~14g) Magnum @30 min
– 1oz (~28g) Tettnange @ 10 min
Molasses at Flameout
-SafAle s-04 English Ale Yeast
Mash @ 152ºF (~66.7ºC) for about 45 mins
Boil for 30 mins
Ferment around 67ºF (~19C) for 14 Days
Infuse Special Ingredient in Spiced Rum for 7+ Days
Original Gravity: 1.069
Final Gravity: 1.012
ABV: 7.6%
IBUs: ~41


0:00 Intro
0:18 Setup
0:43 My Box
1:04 Martin’s Box
2:09 The Idea
2:22 Brew Day
5:00 Special Ingredient
6:34 Fermentation
7:05 Tasting

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