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Cream Ale
« on: June 12, 2013, 08:22:07 PM »
Never tried one. The wife's boss sent home a six pack of his partial mash version. Crazy good. I didn't know what it was and guessed a hefe because it had a little haze. But it was awesome, clean crisp with a faint orange zest finish.

Anyway I looked at BCS and a couple on the wiki. Think I'll give it a shot.

9lbs 2R
Mash 1.5:1 at 150
60 boil
2 oz Mt Hood FWH
1lb cane sugar at 30 min
Wirlfloc and Wyeast nutrient at 15 min
Wyeast 1056 at 65°

1.055
Hoping to get it down to 1.008

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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 09:23:23 AM »
What you have looks good, but since your wife's boss's was so good, why not ask for his recipe?
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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 09:36:01 AM »
I'd suggest you replace the sugar with flaked corn.
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Re: Cream Ale
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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 10:01:43 AM »
Here's my recipe that took 2nd place at the NYS Fair last year. This is my house beer. Pretty standard cream ale recipe. Great for watching baseball and hockey!

40% Pilsener Malt
40% American 2 Row
10% Flaked Corn
10% Flaked Rice

Mash at 150F.
Boil 90 minutes.

1 oz Hallertau @ 60 min. 0.5 oz Hallertau @ 5 min.

Ferment in the lows 60s with WLP001 or WLP080 (depends on how lager-like you want it to be).
Cold condition for 2-4 weeks.
Carbonate to 2.7 volumes.

Water treatment definitely benefits this beer.

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Re: Cream Ale
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Re: Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 01:42:06 PM »
This one by Skotrat is excellent.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6089.15

+1. I made Skorats and it was great!

I've made it twice, though the second time I cut down the bittering hops a little.

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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 03:17:42 PM »
Well it's mashing right now so I'll keep the suggestions in mind as o make future adjustments.

I'm just surprised I liked the style

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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 04:50:28 PM »
Well if you do like it give Genesee a try. I was pleasantly surprised to find it hoppier than remembered; and when compared with Little Kings you'll see the wide difference across the style.

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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 04:55:47 PM »
Not sure I can find it here on the left coast but I'll keep an eye out

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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013, 05:43:07 PM »
There is a great brewery in Indy called Sun King, and they make a wonderful cream ale called Sunlight Cream Ale.  They say that they use just a pinch of oats and wheat in the grist, and I think I'm gonna try to clone it in my next cream ale. It has the drinkability and clean character of a cream ale, but is unique at the same time. Good stuff.
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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2013, 08:51:36 AM »
Hi All:

I was thinking about brewing one of these cream ales over the weekend, and I have a real amature question:

I see the recipie above calls for an addition of 1lb cane sugar during he boil (at 30 min).  If you substitute flacked corn (which I have a little of), does that go into the boil too (and not the mash)?

Thanks for any guidance to the amature here!

-Bill


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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2013, 08:53:02 AM »
Hi All:

I was thinking about brewing one of these cream ales over the weekend, and I have a real amature question:

I see the recipie above calls for an addition of 1lb cane sugar during he boil (at 30 min).  If you substitute flacked corn (which I have a little of), does that go into the boil too (and not the mash)?

Thanks for any guidance to the amature here!

-Bill

flaked corn goes in the mash.
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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2013, 08:53:28 AM »
Hi All:

I was thinking about brewing one of these cream ales over the weekend, and I have a real amature question:

I see the recipie above calls for an addition of 1lb cane sugar during he boil (at 30 min).  If you substitute flacked corn (which I have a little of), does that go into the boil too (and not the mash)?

Thanks for any guidance to the amature here!

-Bill


No, it needs to be mashed.
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Re: Cream Ale
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2013, 08:58:20 AM »
Personally I would go with corn for the corn flavour it provides more than the alcohol. I think that's a key aspect of the beer but others may not.
Mash the corn.