Anyone else brew beer up in here? So today I spent the day with the wife, her sister and father brewing some Holiday Ale. We're hoping that we can get it done before Christmas but we may be cutting it close. We had planned this for some time but it wasn't until this weekend we've been able to get this moving along. We're making a Holiday Ale with hints of Cinnamon, All-Spice, and Ginger. The end result should produce 5 gallons with an ABV of 5.6 and IBU of 30. Here's a few pics from earlier. Wish I had taken more pictures as I could had documented it much better. So here's a much shorter version. Steeping our grain. We used 1 oz of Northern Brewer Pellets which is a bittering hop. Adding the bittering hops and boiling for an hour. Got a nice boil going on and stir going on. Cool down period. We ran out of ice, oops, so we used a copper wart chiller. Wished I had gotten a picture. Added to the container for storage pre yeast. This is 5 gallons. Measuring the gravity. Looks like we'll have made a stronger beer than predicted. Hopefully we'll have this bottled in time for Chistmas. Our next one we're thinking of doing a stout. Anyone have any good recipes?