Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Pfeffernüsse are spicy cookies made around Christmas in Germany. They're made with ground nuts and spices including black pepper, cloves, anise, cinnamon and nutmeg. Although this recipe is basically an English oatmeal stout, the addition of ground Pfeffernüsse cookies to the mash will hopefully give the beer the characteristic flavor of these great cookies.
I might not make it this year, but I will for Christmas next year.
Batch size:5 gallons
BJCP style:13C. Oatmeal Stout

Malt bill:
7.8 lb Briess Brewers 2-row Malt
.83 lb Briess Oat Flakes
.625 lb Dingemans Chocolate
.625 lb Briess Victory Malt
.42 lb Briess Caramel 80L Malt
.42 lb Briess Roasted Barley
7 oz. of ground Pfeffernüsse cookies in the mash

Hops bill:
1.5 oz Goldings ( 5.5% AA, Pellet) @ 60 min.

WhiteLabs WLP002 English Ale
OG: 1.058
FG: 1.017
ABV: 5.4
IBU: 38
SRM: 35

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