Cranberry Ale

Brew DateDecember 20, 2014
Yield5 gallons
Original Gravity (OG)1.06
Intermediate Gravity Readings1.022 (4 days), 1.020 (13 days)
Final Gravity (FG)1.02
Estimated ABV*5.25 %


4 lbs. Gold North Western LME, 3.3 lbs. Munton & Fison Amber DME, 4 lbs. fresh split cranberries, 1.5 oz. Fuggles (bittering), .5 oz. Fuggles (aromatic), 2 teaspoons yeast nutrient, 1 teaspoon pectin enzyme, Munton and Fision dry yeast, 3/4 cup corn sugar for priming


This was an extract recipie from the book Homebrew Favorites: A Coast-to-Coast Collection of More Than 240 Beer and Ale Recipes.

Brew Notes

After pasturization I used a wort chiller to bring the temperature down before topping off with water. Stuck to the lesser 3/4 cup priming sugar to avoid bottle bombs, since I noticed after removing cranberries it seemed the final yield was closer to around 4 gallons.

Tasting Notes

Fruity! You might not be able to figure out it was a cranberry ale unless you were told it had cranberries in it, even if you knew it had fruits added. Has flavors similiar to a fruit lambic.