Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Caramel cream ale?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2006, 12:16 AM   #41
Cheesefood
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,809
Liked 32 Times on 22 Posts

Default

I found a bottle of it that had gotten stashed away. I'm drinking it right now - the very last of the original batch and it's even better with age. The vanilla flavor gets a little lighter but it's still nice and creamy. I can't wait to try Batch 2.

__________________
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.


Cheesefood is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2006, 01:09 AM   #42
The Happy Mug
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
The Happy Mug's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Beautiful Colorado, USA!
Posts: 444
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anthrobe
The more this post comes back the more I am thinking about brewing this one up.
That's the truth. I found myself looking for something similar to it at Total Beverage today.
__________________

Allergy Warning: This post was made by a person who may be nuts

From the store: Nothing right now, how sad
Up Next: Thinking about an amber rye
Secondary: "Not as Pale as Death" pale ale (since april, man I hate bottling.)
In bottles: Lager than Life Beer, Rocky Raccoon Honey Lager, A nameless Imperial Stout (my first AG!)

The Happy Mug is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2006, 11:46 PM   #43
Beermaker
The NAVY WALRUS
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beermaker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Beautiful Beaumont, TX, TEXAS!!!!!!
Posts: 872
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I have the CVCA in 2ndary and about to keg. Looks and tastes good so far. I cant wait to try this out. I will give it a week in the keg on 15 psi, then put it on tap. Thx Cheese.....

__________________

Why yes, yes I am a metrosexual!

On taps 1,2&3: Una Mas Cerveza, Ham in a Can, IPA
Primary: XINGU Clone, Rye P.A.
2ndary: Low Gluten IPA, Bourbon Oak Aged Vanilla Porter
Kegged: Sh*tty Orange Hefe, Una Mas Cerveza, Smokin Hot Blonde, Belgian Dubbel
Next up: Una Mas Cerveza, Pecan Pie

Beermaker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2006, 12:22 AM   #44
Cheesefood
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,809
Liked 32 Times on 22 Posts

Default

I needto rack mine to the secondary soon. Can't wait to hear your review.

__________________
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.


Cheesefood is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2006, 02:38 PM   #45
Kevin K
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kevin K's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 363
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheesefood
Here's the final recipe that I'm brewing RIGHT NOW.

Malts
3 pounds extra light DME
3 pounds light wheat DME
1 pound Caramel 60L (steeped for 45 minutes at 150'-165')

Hops
1oz Cascade for bittering (60 minutes)
.5oz Saaz for flavor (20 minutes)
.5 oz Tettnang for aroma (end of boil)

Yeast
Wyeast German Ale (they don't carry White Labs)

Extras
1 tsp Irish Moss (10 minutes)
4oz Lactose @ 15 minutes
2 oz real vanilla extract (too damned expensive to use more)

[EDIT]
Priming
>1cup Lactose
4oz vanilla
1.5 cups light DME

I'm adding the Lactose in the last 15 minutes of the boil. I'll add the vanilla in the primary, because I don't want to risk losing any that bonds to the trub. So far, it smells fantastic but I'm still at the bittering hops boil. I think this should end up with a nice caramel flavor and a good hint (perhaps a suggestion size amount) of vanilla. I've had vanillas with way too much flavor and they tasted too much like candy. This should have a decent balance.

Notes: 11/4/05

So good. Can't even explain it - you simply must make this beer. I let it prime for almost 2 weeks before fridging it, then cracked one tonight after only about 30 hours. Great head, good lace, nice color, good body and nose. Pictures won't do it justice, but here's one anyways

Guys, as someone who is lactose intolerant, how badly is this recipe going to blow my ass out?

I'd really like to try this beer, but the lactose worries me.

Kevin
__________________
Kevin K is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2006, 02:50 PM   #46
Cheesefood
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,809
Liked 32 Times on 22 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin K
Guys, as someone who is lactose intolerant, how badly is this recipe going to blow my ass out?

I'd really like to try this beer, but the lactose worries me.

Kevin
Find another insoluble sugar that agrees with your stomach. Or you can try it without the extra sugar all together. As someone who is lactose tolerant, I can assure you that there will be considerable ass-blow. A few of these and I can blow the sheets off the bed.

I cut it down significantly on version 2.0 and haven't noticed a massive difference, but I haven't drank a proper bottle of it yet (just leftovers from bottling.)
__________________
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.


Cheesefood is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2006, 02:56 PM   #47
El Pistolero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
El Pistolero's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, Baja Oklahoma
Posts: 3,598
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin K
Guys, as someone who is lactose intolerant, how badly is this recipe going to blow my ass out?

I'd really like to try this beer, but the lactose worries me.

Kevin
You could try using malto-dextrin instead of lactose...that will take care of the "creamy" part, but you'll need something else for the sweetness. You might try using Laaglander extract...that will finish sweeter than other brands.
__________________

[/I] Up Next - Hobgoblin
After That - Czech Pilsner
Primary - Humboldt Hop Rod (4/24)
Primary - NOT Wheat AG SNCA (5/5)
Secondary -
Conditioning - SNCA Clone (3/3),

El Pistolero is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2006, 02:56 PM   #48
m_f
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 109
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin K
Guys, as someone who is lactose intolerant, how badly is this recipe going to blow my ass out?

I'd really like to try this beer, but the lactose worries me.

Kevin

a comparison:

8oz of lactose in 5 gal (1.18%) or 0.2 oz per pint.
milk has 4.7 % app. (0.75 oz per pint aprox)
So drinking a Pint of this beer is like drinking about 5 oz of milk.

Don't know if this is too much for you, but the comparison may help.
what if you replace the lactose by maltodextrine plus a dash of some sweetener?
can even use only maltodextrine in the boil and bottling and sweeten in the glass


not sure of the result, but just an idea to be on the safer side.
__________________
m_f is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2006, 03:00 PM   #49
Kevin K
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kevin K's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 363
Default

Thanks Cheesefood, I'll let you know if I decide to risk it.

Kev

Edit - m_f, 5oz of milk would keep me a safe distance from my wife and any sources of open flame.

__________________

Kevin K is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2006, 03:44 PM   #50
Baron von BeeGee
Beer Bully
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Baron von BeeGee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Barony of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Posts: 5,419
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin K
Edit - m_f, 5oz of milk would keep me a safe distance from my wife and any sources of open flame.
I never thought lactose intolerance sounded cool until now.
__________________
Baron von BeeGee is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vanilla Caramel Cream Ale Cheesefood Specialty Beer 80 07-21-2014 04:51 PM
Caramel Vanilla Cream Ale Madcat100 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 11-08-2008 05:22 AM
Vanilla Caramel Cream Ale Go Gators Recipes/Ingredients 0 03-04-2008 06:21 AM
Caramel Cream and Random Pics ShortSnoutBrewing Home Brewing Photo Forum 10 11-12-2007 03:35 PM
Cheesefoods Caramel Cream BeerLuvnGrl All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 09-05-2006 02:19 PM