King Cake Ale Homebrew Recipe


A beer fit for Carnival season! Here is the recipe for Chip’s King Cake Ale as seen brewed in Chop & Brew – Episode 50: King Cake Ale. Shout-out to Drew Beechum and Dan Murphy for their help in developing the recipe.

For 3 Gallon BIAB
OG: 1.058
FG: 1.018
ABV: 5.2%

5.0 lbs Barke Pilsner
1.0 lb Flaked Wheat
0.5 lb Golden Naked Oats
0.33 lb Aromatic Malt

0.75 oz Hallertau @ 60 min
1.0 oz Lemondrop @ 5 min

1 Tbsp Cinnamon @ 5 min
1 oz Organic Dried Lemon Peel @ 5 min

Wyeast 1968 London ESB

Mash grains in bag at 153F for 60 min
Remove and drain bag.
I set the bag on a clean grill grate resting on kettle so I can move on to getting other steps ready.
Boil wort to a boil. Add hops and miscellaneous ingredients as noted.
Cool to lower 60F and pitch yeast.
Ferment at mid-60F range if possible.