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Old 04-15-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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Just pulled a sample of my Amarillo Cream Ale, and I'm a bit concerned. While I thought it weighed out light for the OG, the G today was about 1.008. The taste is extremely watery and light. The hops are highly citrus and the aroma just isn't there despite a week in the primary.

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1.008 is low, but write that down for future reference. You must have mashed really low. What yeast did you use? Safale 56 will finish that low (if that is what you used).

I don't have the recipe in front of me, but did you add lots of hops at the end? That will help aroma. You can always dry hop it a little bit for some character.


Now that you have a few AGs under your belt, you HAVE to keep this stuff written down to fix it next time. the 1.008 to me suggests you need to masha little higher, and that will in turn fix the mouthfeel and body. Carbonation will helpt he mouthfeel too, so don't worry so much on that.

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I mashed cool on this one. I had a lot of problems with my burner. I'm entering it all into my BTP notes so I know.

I dryhopped in the primary with about .5 oz of Amarillo. All I get out of this beer is citrus flavor.

As for yeast, I used a mix of some old Nottingham I had lying around and some Munton's dry yeast. I mixed the two together and made a starter.

EDITS: Changed the dry yeast names.

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Mashing low explains the dryness and the lack of mouthfeel.

Nottingham will also finish quite dry.

Curious on why you dry hop in the primary?

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Don't give up on it yet. Wait until it is conditioned and ready to drink. It will probably be thin but may not be too bad. Maybe you will have the perfect lawn mower beer.

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I think it's perfect for BMC Light drinkers.

Why dryhop in primary? Because I didn't want an overpowering hop aroma, just a nice scent of it.

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I think it's perfect for BMC Light drinkers.

Why dryhop in primary? Because I didn't want an overpowering hop aroma, just a nice scent of it.
You are probably better off just doing a late flameout addition then.
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Cheese, did this one have lactose like the other cream ale?

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