Originally Posted by HypnoFrogs
I have been looking for a cream ale recipe for about 3 hours now on google and here and can not find an extract recipe? what makes a cream ale? does anyone have any recipes they would be willing to share?
I'm a big fan of cream ales. A cream ale (almost) always has corn - aka flaked maize. The thing about corn is you have to mash it. So you are looking at a partial mash to be the most true to style.
The most popular recipe on the forum is this one
- it is all grain but if you look through the comments some people have translated it to extract.
This is my recipe
and I've made it 3 times, people love it.
Generally you want to use a clean yeast like 1056. White labs makes a cream ale blend yeast that I've never tried.
I'm curious if you are set up to do a partial mash. If not, you could steep some (maybe 0.75 lbs) of Crystal 10L for 30 minutes before the boil and then just do extract. Edit: I just noticed the recipe above, it looks great
and does exactly this. Adding the sugar like he does is a good way to dry out the beer and accomplishes to an extent what the corn would do.
With a cream ale, color is important. I'd recommend adding at least half the extract after the boil. This will keep it light.