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Old 11-30-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default Cream ale turn out awesome thanks to temp controller

Just tasted my cream ale I brewed from a brewers best kit. It turned out awesome. A few month back I bought a chest freezer and a johnson temp controller. Fermented at about 55-57 degrees with the nottingham yeast that came in the kit. The beer is super clear, super clean tasting and just a damn good beer, way too drinkable, which mean that I need to brew this one again fairly quickly. Im hoping for a kegging system for christmas and I cant think of a better beer to start it off with.

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Old 11-30-2010, 01:28 PM   #2
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Controlling fermentation temperature is probably the best way to improve your beer. Hopefully, it is only big enough from one batch at a time. Just thinking about your liver.

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Old 11-30-2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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No its much bigger than that, but the kids keep us busy on the weekends, so finding time to brew is the bottleneck in the process, not fermentation space.

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Old 11-30-2010, 02:10 PM   #4
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I just picked up the cream ale kit and was going to brew it this weekend. Luckily my basement is hovering right around that temp.

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You wont be disapointed, It was really good. I Actually started it fermenting at about 66 degress which was the basement temp, until I saw the first bubble then dropped it down to the 56 degrees. I cant remember what hops this has in it, was it Halertua?

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Old 11-30-2010, 02:33 PM   #6
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Can't remember what 2 varieties it had. just glanced over the ingredients and instructions when I bought it.

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If you get a chance take a look and let me know, I cant seem to find it online and the instructions I have just say biitering or aroma, and I didnt write it down.

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I'll check wheni get home tonight.

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okay, both the bittering and aroma hopps are Willamette.

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Old 11-30-2010, 06:52 PM   #10
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Yep that seems right to me now that you mention it. Ill be having a few of these tonight when I get home. Id like to try this same recipe but as a lager sometime.

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