Corn Country Cream Ale (AG)
I brewed this as an all-grain for the first time last June. It was a big hit when the wife & I served it at our wedding shower that July 26th. I modified it from the extract recipe by adding Minute Rice to the mash and orange blossom honey in the boil. IIRC, we drained the keg in about 6-8 weeks!:D
Corn Country Cream Ale
6.0 lb. Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) 55.76%
2.0 lb. Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) 18.59%
1.0 lb. Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) 9.29%
0.88 lb. Rice, Minute Rice (1.0 SRM) 8.18%
0.13 lb. Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) 1.21%
1.00 oz. Perle [8.00%] (60 min.) 27.7 IBU
1.00 oz. Williamette [4.00%] (45 min.) 12.7 IBU
1.00 oz. Cascade [6.50%] (10 min.) 8.2 IBU
0.17 oz. Irish Moss (15 min.)
0.75 lb. Honey Orange Blossom (1.0 SRM) (15 min.) 6.97%
Total Grain Weight: 10.01 lb. Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Step Time: 60 min. Mash In Add 11.51 qt (2.88 gals.) water at 152.0oF
I have been reading a lot more about people adding minute rice...Im going to have to try this. Does the rice really add anything to the finished product???
I'm thinking of making this recipe. I like a smooth, non hoppy beer. I happened to notice that the IBU's on this beer were over 48. That seems high, 48 would be quite hoppy. Is this a correct calculation?
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