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12 Brews 0f Christmas: #11 Cherry Bomb

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 by in 12 Brews of Christmas 2014, Beer, DME, Fruit, Nottingham Ale, Spice | 2 comments

Cherry Bomb Beer Ingredients

On the 11th day of Christmas I decided to go for a safe, festive bet… Cherry Amber Ale. Once again it took me an hour and a half to get home from work so I needed to work fast. Dry Malt Extract to the rescue. The Sparking Amber DME is new to me so let’s see what kind of fireworks we get in a few weeks.

I stayed with the tried and true and oh so delicious Mosaic hops and for flavor at flameout I scrounged in my pantry for some sour cherries and cloves. The yeast was the dregs of a packet of Nottingham Ale. Something good is bound to happen… I think?

Cherry-bomb-fermenterI’ve had lots of luck with DME batches. This one looks different but promising.

The twelve brews of Christmas come to an end tomorrow. I am looking forward to it. Cheers!



  1. This sounds great! I look forward to hearing how WONDERFUL it is when it’s ready. By the way….when will it be ready?!

    • It usually takes 2 to 4 weeks after bottling. Just in time for Xmas?

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