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Old 11-29-2012, 12:52 AM   #11
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Cream ale is not intended to actually be creamy. The style is more light and dry . Easy drinking.

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:06 AM   #12
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I just did this one according to the directions. It sucked. I didn't mess it up, it's just too sweet. In hindsight, I'd add some biscuit malt for flavor and maybe some rice solids to thin it out a bit. I'd let it sit in primary or secondary (whatever) for 3 or 4 weeks to clean up some of the wierdness. To date, this is my least favorite by far of 10 or so batches. I DID like the Willamette hops though.
What was your final gravity? I did not find it to be overly sweet.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:04 PM   #13
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I just did this one according to the directions. It sucked. I didn't mess it up, it's just too sweet. In hindsight, I'd add some biscuit malt for flavor and maybe some rice solids to thin it out a bit. I'd let it sit in primary or secondary (whatever) for 3 or 4 weeks to clean up some of the wierdness. To date, this is my least favorite by far of 10 or so batches. I DID like the Willamette hops though.
I let mine sit in secondary for a week I think . bottle conditioned for a month or so before it got to tasting good .
I have the same experience with other kits I have made . I make a lot of nut brown Muntons . Add in a few ounces of honey , a few of chocolate and bit of black , never weighed it . It comes out real good especially after about 2 months .
Even this nasty brewers best holiday ale is starting to get drinkable .
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:49 PM   #14
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What was your final gravity? I did not find it to be overly sweet.
I didn't measure. I let it sit in primary for a week and secondary for another 10 days or so, but had to bottle in time to take to the family over Thanksgiving. The flavor is not bad, but I can't say I really like it either.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:24 PM   #15
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I made a BB Belgian triple and it tasted like it should for a while , which I did not care much for actually but after a couple months it has began to taste more like sweetened ice tea . You just never know what a couple months in the bottle will do .

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