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Cheesefood 03-03-2007 04:13 PM

Vanilla Caramel Cream Ale
Vanilla Caramel Cream Ale - #01, 3.03.07
23-A Specialty Beer


Size: 4.64 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 217.48 per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.065 (1.026 - 1.120)
Terminal Gravity: 1.016 (0.995 - 1.035)
Color: 13.1 (1.0 - 50.0)
Alcohol: 6.43% (2.5% - 14.5%)
Bitterness: 47.01 (0.0 - 100.0)

7 lbs 2-Row Brewers Malt
3 lbs Wheat Malt
1 lbs American Caramel 60L
1 oz Cascade (6.9%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.25 oz Perle (6.1%) - added during boil, boiled 40 min
.5 oz Czech Saaz (5.0%) - added during boil, boiled 20 min
.5 oz Tettnanger (4.5%) - added during boil, boiled 5 min
4.0 oz Lactose
1 ea WYeast 1007 German Ale
4 oz Vanilla (extract) - added dry to secondary fermenter
4 oz Vanilla (extract) - added dry to primary fermenter

01:33:00 Mash In - Liquor: 4.0 gal; Strike: 175.0 F
01:35:36 Mash Out - Heat: 2.6 min; Target: 168.0 F
02:20:36 Sparge - Sparge: 5.0 gal sparge @ 170.0 F, 11.0 gal collected, 45.0 min; Total Runoff: 11.0 gal

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Recipe feedback and chat here

AleHole 03-29-2007 05:22 PM

When do you add the Lactose? I have never used that before.

Cheesefood 03-29-2007 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by AleHole
When do you add the Lactose? I have never used that before.

Added it to the primary, will add more prior to kegging.

DraconianHand 03-29-2007 07:19 PM

Updated Caramel Cream Ale recipe or completely different flavor altogether?

G-E-R-M-A-N 04-10-2007 10:03 PM

Hey cheese could I pm you my email so i can get this via beertools file?

Cheesefood 04-13-2007 06:12 PM

I'm drinking my first carbonated glass.

It's very hoppy. I used a lot less vanilla and lactose than usual, so the main taste is like an ESB, followed by a hint of sweet vanilla.

Very good. VERY different than every other batch of CCA I've brewed. Nice color, decent clarity.

Cheesefood 04-21-2007 12:31 PM


The hops, lactose, and vanilla are all settling down. This is a FANTASTIC version of the brew. No extract tang.

Jester 08-10-2007 07:55 PM

hey cheesefood...

I've brewed this a few times as extract... but now I'm about to jump up to all-grain and was thinking about trying this as one of my first brews... I've drank enough of the extract version that this will give me a good comparison between the two brewing styles... I also started using BTP... still trying to get a grasp on this program... is there anyway I could get your BTP file for this recipe...?? I'm trying to understand all the scheduling areas, like the mashing in and all that... I think it'd be good to take a look at a recipe I'm going to brew... thanks again for everything..


TerapinChef 01-11-2008 05:01 AM

I'm interested in possibly making up a batch of this on my next brew day, but I was looking over your recipe and it seems to me that your mash schedule is quite off base as far as quanities are concerned. Also was wondering your temp schedule as I have never made a cream ale before...

Schlenkerla 02-23-2008 05:46 PM

1st Vanillla Caramel Kream

I 'm drinking my first VCCA. I must say its damned good!!!! :rockin:

I only made one change to your recipe. I used Muntons Kreamy-X when I primed.

I got a really creamy and rocky head on my beer. Its going down fast enough that I've got good lace on the glass. The vanilla seems to accentuate the kreaminess!!


Tanks alot!! :tank:

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