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Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2011, 09:27:02 PM »
So, 2 questions. Can I sub in 2 lbs of corn meal and do a cereal mash?  What hops would you suggest instead of Liberty?  I have Czech Saaz and Hallertau, a bunch of American type and some Northern Brewer.
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Like I said in the other post I'd sub Hallertau for the Liberty.  Liberty is a Hallertau descendant and should work well as a sub.
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Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2011, 07:41:27 AM »
My father in law just asked us to brew a beer for him and his buddies. His preferred brand is Natural Light (good grief) so I thought I'd try a cream ale. I think I'll go with this.
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Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2011, 09:07:24 AM »
Like I said in the other post I'd sub Hallertau for the Liberty.  Liberty is a Hallertau descendant and should work well as a sub.

Thanks Tygo, I'll use some Hallertauer and see how it goes.  I've never used Liberty but maybe I'll order some.

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Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2011, 09:36:40 AM »
I think a cereal mash with corn meal would work fine.
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Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2012, 09:45:31 AM »
The issue I have had with ale yeast in cream ales is that it wasn't ready as quickly.  Everything fermented and ready for bottling but there was a smell (my notes are not as complete I would like from these beers but I remember corn).  After a month of resting it was all gone and tasted great.
To follow up, I used the 2035 American Lager with a healthy starter and it turned out great. I brewed this for someone doing an open house for their business, it was a HUGE success. I nowhave folks wanting me to brew for them now. I had similar results as the post above describes but was under the gun to get it done. I still have some i am keeping cold and see how it is after lagering a month.
This recipe is a definite keeper and will do it again soon. Thanks to all who helped me on this.
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Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2012, 11:48:03 AM »
Reviving a goodie. 

I want to give Skotrats recipe a try in the coming weeks.  Anyone try this with WLP080 yet?

Skotrats "Gennesee My Butt"

Brewing Method: All Grain
Yeast: WYEAST 2035
Yeast Starter: 1/2 gallon
Batch Size: 15.5 US Gallons
Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol Content: 4.5-5.0 %
Total Grains: 30
Color: 4.4
Extract Efficiency: 75 %
Hop IBU's: 22.9
Boiling Time: 70 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 7 days at 62f
Secondary Fermentation: 7 days at 58f
Additional Fermentation: lagered in corny keg

Grain Bill:
17.00 lbs. Lager Malt(6-row) Canada 1.031 1
6.00 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) America 1.040 1
3.00 lbs. Vienna Malt America 1.035 4
2.00 lbs. Munich Malt(light) America 1.033 10
2.00 lbs. Crystal 10L America 1.035 10


Hop Bill:
4.00 oz. Liberty Whole 3.40 60 min.
4.00 oz. Liberty Whole 3.40 5 min.

Mash Schedule:

Mash Type: Single Step
Saccharification Rest Temp : 152 Time: 90
Mash-out Rest Temp : 166 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 70
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Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2012, 04:36:26 AM »
Reviving a goodie. 

I want to give Skotrats recipe a try in the coming weeks.  Anyone try this with WLP080 yet?
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I did, it turned out great.
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Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2012, 07:32:50 AM »
Reviving a goodie. 

I want to give Skotrats recipe a try in the coming weeks.  Anyone try this with WLP080 yet?
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I did, it turned out great.

Unfortunately my LHBS didn't have WLP080 so I opted for San Fran Lager Yeast WLP810. I'll give it a shot.  :)
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Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2012, 10:14:27 AM »
We brewed this with WLP080 too. Haven't tasted it yet, it is still in the carboy.
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