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Old 01-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Just brewed my second batch last night, chose the Liberty Cream Ale from Midwest supplies. Learned alot from my first batch. Started with 4 gallons of water this time and added 2 gallons of purified water that I had in the freezer (no wort chiller) to bring down to pitching temps. Tasted amazing when I put it in the fermenting bucket. I'm thinking of adding some vanilla when it gets to secondary, someone posted they were doing that and it sounded really good! Now to get more fermenting vessels so I can make more!

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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Good stuff man! I too have been thinking about brewing up a Cream Ale. Do you think the secondary is really necessary though? Or did you just want to use it to add flavors?

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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From what I have read it's all up to you, I chose to do It so I could have two beers going at once. It's mostly just for hoping/flavoring and clarity.

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Midwest's Liberty Cream was my second brew, as well. I found it to be very tasty! Since then, I've also brewed Northern's Cream Ale, and found it to be even better. In fact, I've got the ingredients on-hand to brew up a batch of Northern's Cream Ale in the near future! Enjoy!

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I've been drinking the Liberty Cream from Midwest for a couple weeks, and it's very good! I am going to make it again soon, but this time it will be an AG batch.. I'm hoping it will taste the same as the extract batch did!

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Thanks for the heads up! Im looking even more forward to this one being ready! How long did you guys let it sit in primary, secondary, and bottle before drinking?

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Primary: eight days
Secondary: eight days
Bottle Conditioning: seven days...but it DID taste a bit "young." And I was learning patience!!!

After another couple of weeks bottle conditioning, it was VERY good!

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I did the ol' 1-2-3 method on that batch.. 1 week primary, 2 week secondary, 3 weeks bottle conditioning. I no longer secondary now, so my next batch will sit in the primary for a month and then bottle condition 2 to 5 weeks...

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Good to hear this ones popular. I have it in secondary right now!

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I did the ol' 1-2-3 method on that batch.. 1 week primary, 2 week secondary, 3 weeks bottle conditioning. I no longer secondary now, so my next batch will sit in the primary for a month and then bottle condition 2 to 5 weeks...
After a month in the primary you might want to sample one at one week. I found that a stout that primaryed for 4 1/2 weeks seemed to mature quite well and was rather good at one week in the bottle and stouts usually take longer to mature in the bottle than a cream ale.
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