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Old 04-03-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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Looking for ideas on good Lawn Mower beer. I have Honey Pale ALe in ferm.
I am not big Hop Head.....Looking to Keg my 1st beer and thought this would be good start.

In the past I brewed Wit's and Wheat, looking for something different.

Open to all suggstion.

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Old 04-03-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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You might consider a cream ale:
http://www.beersmith.com/Recipes2/recipe_138.htm
or a little less gravity
http://legacy.northernbrewer.com/doc...html/1393.html
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:51 PM   #3
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I'm starting a saison tomorrow. Pretty pumped about it.

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Old 04-03-2010, 01:52 PM   #4
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Laaaaaaaager.

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Old 04-03-2010, 02:00 PM   #5
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I vote cream ale too. I used a modified "Cream of Three Crops" recipe and it was the quickest a keg has ever kicked in my brewing history. I'll be making another batch today:

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Recipe: Cream Ale
Style: Cream Ale
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal      
Boil Size: 6.57 gal
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 4.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 16.7 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 84.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount        Item                                      Type         % or IBU      
6 lbs         Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM)            Grain        60.73 %       
2 lbs         Corn, Flaked (1.2 SRM)                    Grain        20.24 %       
1 lbs         Cara-Pils/Dextrine (10.0 SRM)             Grain        10.12 %       
14.1 oz       Rice, Minute Rice (0.5 SRM)               Grain        8.91 %        
0.50 oz       Cascade [7.30 %]  (60 min)                Hops         11.8 IBU      
0.50 oz       Cascade [7.30 %]  (5 min)                 Hops         2.3 IBU       
0.50 oz       Northern Brewer [8.10 %]  (5 min)         Hops         2.6 IBU       
0.50 oz       Northern Brewer [8.10 %]  (0 min)         Hops          -            
0.28 tsp      Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min)                Misc                       
1 Pkgs        California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [StartYeast-Ale                  


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9.88 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time     Name               Description                         Step Temp     
75 min        Mash In            Add 12.35 qt of water at 164.7 F    152.0 F
I use brown minute rice because I get it for free from a friend. I'm going to simplify this recipe a bit too, just an addition of low-alpha (5% or so) Cascade at 60 min, then a flavor addition of my choosing at flameout for a 10-min steep before cooling. I also ran out of Carapils, so I'm just going to sub some Crystal 10 and maybe mash around 154 instead of 152.

Well that does it, now I gotta go crush some grain.
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:06 PM   #6
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IMO, do a Kolsch. Not too heavy, but plenty of flavor.

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I'm doing a cream ale (probably tomorrow) for June. If you ferment it cool, even with ale yeast, it'll be clean and lager-like. I like to use nottingham at 60 degrees, or pacman yeast at 60-62, for a clean finish. It's even better if you can cold condition it after fermentation.

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Old 04-05-2010, 01:18 PM   #8
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Thanks all.....great ideas...

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Old 04-05-2010, 01:51 PM   #10
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somewhat off topic question, but i think ive only had 1 cream ale in my life. it was a Genesee Cream Ale, and i was not a fan. It seems like a lot of people like cream ales on here. Is a Genessee a bad choice for a sample cream ale? ive thought of making a cream ale and adding a few jalapenos in the secondary for a bit of spice, but my current opinions on cream ale keep me from doing so.

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