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Denny's Yeast in a Cream Ale?


This year's annual Black Friday Brew is going to be a Cream Ale fermented with Denny's Favorite 50 yeast left over from a brown ale I did 6 weeks ago. I'm not looking to stay within all the guidelines, but I thought it'd be interesting.

What should I expect?

Black Friday 2009 - Cream Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal):         3.00    Wort Size (Gal):    3.00
Total Grain (Lbs):        5.00
Anticipated OG:          1.045    Plato:             11.26
Anticipated SRM:           5.5
Anticipated IBU:          41.6
Brewhouse Efficiency:       75 %
Wort Boil Time:             60    Minutes


   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
 80.0     4.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)              America        1.036      2
 10.0     0.50 lbs. Victory Malt                  America        1.034     25
 10.0     0.50 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize)           America        1.040      1

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
  0.50 oz.    Centennial                        Whole   10.50  34.7  60 min.
  0.50 oz.    Centennial                        Whole   10.50   6.9  5 min.

If it was me, I'd bump up the corn another 1/2 lb.  The 1450 will make a great cream ale, but it may have more mouthfeel than a cream ale typically does.


--- Quote from: denny on November 25, 2009, 09:35:59 AM --- it may have more mouthfeel than a cream ale typically does.

--- End quote ---
That was my first thought I had ;D

That's the beauty of Black Friday Brew Day! Make something just tad bit unconventional. I'm not going to go crazy and add smoked malt to a pilsner or dry hop scottish, but I thought what the hell. I had a cake and I thought I'd give it a go.

BTW, krauzen has almost completely fallen and I plan on bottling this and a soured cherry-infused blonde in a couple weeks. Gotta get this stuff all in before the baby comes!


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