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Krampus Christmas Ale Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Krampus Christmas Ale Original Beer Kit never sits on a shelf. Your grains are crushed to order. Your ingredients are packed fresh and you don't pay for a flashy box. It's all about providing you with the freshest ingredients for you to make your best beer.

Your Krampus Christmas Ale is the perfect homebrew concoction to warm your spirits and spice up your holiday gatherings. This festive brew combines a delightful blend of ingredients that create a truly unique flavor profile, sure to become your new favorite winter tradition. Venture with us on a magical journey through the brewing process, as we explore the tasty symphony of malts, hops, and holiday cheer that Krampus Christmas Ale has to offer.

With a robust foundation of 8 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract, Krampus Christmas Ale is brought to life by the addition of 1 lb. Belgian Candi Sugar (Dark), imparting a rich, caramel sweetness. The malty ensemble is completed by 8 oz. Chocolate Malt, 2 lb. Munich Malt, 1 lb. Cara-Pils Malt, and 8 oz. Crystal 80L Malt, all working in harmony to create a velvety, toasty profile. The hop lineup features 1 oz. Magnum Hops for a balancing bitter backbone, while 1 oz. Cascade Hops (flavor) and 1 oz. Cascade Hops (aroma) contribute a delicate citrus essence, ensuring a well-rounded brew.

But what is a festive ale without a little holiday magic? Our special Holiday Spice Packet adds a tantalizing touch of seasonal enchantment, perfectly complimenting the rich maltiness and hoppy undertones. With the aid of 1 Yeast Energizer/Irish Moss Combo Packet, the fermentation process is optimized, while the included package of American Ale Yeast (Belgian T-58) ensures a smooth, clean finish. Raise a glass of Krampus Christmas Ale this holiday season and toast to the joy of homebrewing, as you savor the flavors of this truly exceptional creation. 

For a little backstory on the name, Krampus is a mythical creature from Germanic folklore who is said to punish naughty children during the Christmas season. He is usually depicted as a hairy, horned creature with cloven hooves, and sometimes a long tongue. According to legend, Krampus is the son of Hel, a Norse goddess of death and the underworld. He is said to accompany Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, punishing misbehaving children by beating them with birch branches and carrying them off in a basket to his lair in the mountains. Krampus has been used in European folklore for centuries to scare children into behaving during the holiday seasonCheers!

  • - ABV: 5.9%
  • - IBU: 22
  • - SG: 1.058
  • - FG: 1.013
  • - SRM: 19

Ingredients     

- 8 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract
- 1 lb. Belgian Candi Sugar (Dark)
- 8 oz. Chocolate Malt
- 2 lb. Munich Malt
- 1 lb. Cara-Pils Malt
- 8 oz. Crystal 80L Malt
- 1 oz. Magnum Hops (Bittering)
- 1 oz. Cascade Hops (Flavor)
- 1 oz. Cascade Hops (Aroma)
- 1 Holiday Spice Packet
- 1 Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 package of American Ale Yeast (Belgian T-58)

Hop Schedule   

- 60 minutes: 1 oz. Magnum (Bittering)
- 15 minutes: 1 oz. Cascade Hops (Flavor)
- 5 minutes: 1 oz. Cascade Hops (Aroma)

Instructions

1. Begin by heating 2-3 gallons of water to 155°F.

2. Once the water is at 155°F, add the grains to the grain bag.

3. Allow the grains to steep for 30 minutes in the water, stirring occasionally.

4. After 30 minutes, remove the grains from the water and discard.

5. Stir in malt extract until completely dissolved. Bring your wort up to a rolling boil.

6. Once the wort is boiling, add the hops according to the hop schedule above.

7. With 15 minutes remaining, add the Yeast Energizer /Irish Moss Combo Packet, Spice Pack, cinnamon stick, and candi sugar

8. After 60 minutes, turn off the heat and cool the wort to 70°F.

9. Once the wort is cooled, transfer it to a fermenter, top up to 5 gallons with cool water and add the yeast.

10. Ferment at 68°F for two weeks.

11. After two weeks, bottle or keg with the priming sugar and allow 2 weeks to condition. Enjoy!

OTHER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NEED
 

If you are making a beer kit for the first time, an equipment kit is a great and low-stress way to get all the equipment you need to make your Krampus Christmas Ale. 

This Brewer's Best Equipment Kit is top of the line and comes complete for a beginner brewer.

  • Equipment kit includes: 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Primary Fermenter with Grommeted Lid 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Bottling Bucket with Spigot 
  • Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser 
  • Auto-Siphon 
  • 5 Gallon Glass Carboy 
  • Plastic Paddle
  • Carboy Brush
  • Hydrometer
  • Liquid Crystal Thermometer
  • Bottle Brush
  • Black Beauty Capper
  • Econolock
  • Drilled Bung
  • Lab Thermometer
  • Bottle Filler
  • Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp
  • IO-Star
  • 20 qt. Brew Pot
  • Equipment Instructions

star sanSanitizer and Spray Bottle

Good sanitation practices are absolutely fundamental to good beer making. Five Star San is the premier sanitizer you will need to make your Krampus Christmas Ale beer kit. A great practice for extra protection is to have a spray bottle filled with sanitizing solution so you can re-sanitize everything that touches or goes near your beer. Sanitation is much more difficult with beer than wine because beer has a higher pH. Wine's high acidity makes bacterial infection less likely but with beer, one small mishap can cost you your batch. 

amber beer bottleBottles

When your Krampus Christmas Ale is done, you will need bottles. This standard 12 ounce bottle is a good choice. You will need 54 for a 5 gallon batch. Bottles do not come with caps.

5 gallon glass carboy

Carboys   

The 5 gallon carboy pictured here is the standard size for any beer kit. If you have never worked with a carboy, it is important to know they should not be moved full without a carboy handle or a carrier. 

brew-pot.pngBrew Pots

The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for any beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch. 

wart-chiller.pngWort Chillers and Thermometers

Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your Krampus Christmas Ale wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer that reads fast temperature fluctuations.  

SiphonsSiphons

Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without it again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. 

FermenterFermenters

The fermenter pictured here is standard for a 5 gallon beer kit.

minijet-tubing-34987-97929.jpgHoses

 Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. Hoses are very hard to clean and beer is very susceptible to bacterial infection. You do not want to risk losing your Krampus Christmas Ale over a few feet of unsanitary hose. 

4708-anti-splash-funnel-95307-32839.jpgFunnels

Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles. 

AirlocksAirlocks

It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.   

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced. They can dry out and harbor bacteria. 

 carboy brushCarboy Brush

Keeping your carboy clean before and after use is key to avoid bacterial infection in your beer. A carboy brush is a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies. 

bottle-washer.pngStainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer

Stainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer is a convenient way of cleaning your bottles and/or carboys.  This high quality tool will come in handy.  Hooks up straight to your faucet with the bottle washer adapter (#4804) and puts out plenty of pressure to clean those stubborn stains from beer bottles that have been sitting around. 

bottle capperCapper

When you bottle your Krampus Christmas Ale, you will need to cap your bottles. This capper is inexpensive, easy to use and does not require attaching to a counter. It has a magnet to hold the cap in place.  

 

 

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 DID YOU KNOW?

93% of the weight of beer is the water!