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Old 07-26-2013, 03:02 PM   #2061
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The corn does take away malt flavor which is what I am after partly .
I do like the original but I like a bit more malt and hop flavor . Not much though .
I have about a half pound of 6 row vienna I might use up in this to add in a bit of malt flavor since the biscuit flavor is low in vienna . Also have a few oz of carapils I might just toss in since it will add no flavor really . then use the 2 row to up to the rest of the grain bill.
the reason I was going with the oz of crystal instead of the cascade ( I have both ) is that cascade has a strong spice flavor and the grapefruit flavor and I do not want it to be that strong so I thought the mild flavors in crystal would be better for such a light beer. I just want a small taste of hops .
Might leave that corn at the 2 lb 6 oz so it does not take away the malt flavor I added . That 2lb 6 .7 is from beer smith for 6 gallons as per the original sized down and is what I have been using and works well .

Also going to use Bry 97 yeast since I have a pack I need to use up .
Well I am off to brewing since I will be busy this weekend . We will see what happens .

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Old 07-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #2062
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Marcus, you may want to check out the Midwest Supplies liberty cream ale recipe. It sounds like it might be a little closer to what you're after than this recipe - 7 lbs 2-row, 2 lbs flaked corn, 0.5 lb carapils, cascade hops. It does call for cascade hops, but I would almost certainly sub those with something like willamette. I'm actually trying to decide between these two recipes.

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Old 07-26-2013, 05:27 PM   #2063
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ended up tossing in 8 grams of hallertauer since I was short on willamette . Had to run to the store as I did not have that oz of crystal I thought I had . Used 71/2 pds of 2 row and 21/2 pds corn .
It is all beer it should be good since it has the real good base to start with .
I will try that midwest recipe . sounds good

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Old 07-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #2064
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Have you ever tried toasting the corn and barley, for a more amber color? I wonder what the taste would be? Thanks I will try this on a small scale and put in my Mr. Beer keg. I really appreciate this!

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Old 07-27-2013, 11:01 PM   #2065
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I have to say that cream of three crops is very good after you have been in the hot sun and humidity working . It is refreshing and tasty but I think loses that appeal after I cool down and am in the house under the AC . That is why I am brewing a more hoppy malty version of it but also am keeping on hand the original .
thanks to BierMuncher for this great versatile recipe .

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:38 PM   #2066
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Well finally after two days in the fridge at 60 degrees this started to ferment . Yet again it is very slow and will probably take a couple weeks to finish . I think this may be due to using the manufacturers method of rehydration . Both times I used it I got this slow fermentation going but also both times I used the fridge . I might just try another batch at room temp and see if it is the method or the cold temp of the fridge.
Any how i am anticipating a great tasting beer

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Old 07-31-2013, 05:46 AM   #2067
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this is awesome.. gotta try..

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Old 08-04-2013, 12:12 AM   #2068
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I just finished my second cream ale from my batch brewed 6 weeks ago. It is frigging great! Definitely need to put this one in rotation for my pipeline. It's still young and should age well. By next month it will be hard not to drink a six pack in one sitting! Lol

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Old 08-04-2013, 09:12 PM   #2069
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Got my batch bubbling away . got it sitting at room temp for about 18 hours till it got off to a good start then I just put it in the fridge at 66 degrees . Used 8 lbs 2 row - 2 1/2 lbs rice - 2 lbs corn - .75 halertauer 30 min - .75 cascade 60 min - .50 rather old whole leaf chinook 5 min - notty . Bottle in 2 or 3 weeks .

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Old 08-05-2013, 11:49 PM   #2070
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I have read a lot of this thread throughout the last couple months here and there and have even brewed this beer 2! Great stuff! just wondering for those that have brewed with Kolsch and safale-us 05, which do you prefer of the two?

Thanks so much! Recipe is great!

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