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Old 04-25-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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I'm looking to make a Cream ale in BeerSmith-

The recipe calls for a 60 minute boil but the ingredients list the hop boil for 90 mins?

Also - being a newbie to AG brewing, If the ingredient list calls for corn flakes, I'm not sure if those should be mashed or simply thrown in the boil...
Does BeerSmith provide step by step instructions?

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Old 04-25-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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From what I have seen, the beersmith recipes are a bit flawed.

60 minute boil, I would hop for 60 minutes, depending on the hop. 90 minutes seems like a long time for hops for a cream ale which shouldn't be overly bitter.

corn flakes, no clue, I'm an extract brewer and looking to move to all grain here soon but would imagine that they should be mashed since they are grain.

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Old 04-27-2009, 02:02 AM   #3
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What do you mean, "I'm looking to make a Cream ale in BeerSmith- ...."

Are you using a Cream Ale recipe offered by Beersmith in its software, or, did you find a recipe that you want to put into Beersmith?

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Old 04-27-2009, 02:27 AM   #4
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The frosted corn flakes are grrrreat... and they go in the mash. I personally like to always have a 90 minute boil to assure dms is boiled off. Therefore, I would change to a 90min boil and use the 90min hop addition. G'luck!

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Old 05-03-2009, 02:22 PM   #5
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thanks guys!!

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Old 05-15-2009, 05:53 AM   #6
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Hi,
"Does BeerSmith provide step-by-step instructions?" - Yes it does. Go to My Recipes and then pick on of the "Brewsheet" reports which is available in the drop down at the right end of the first toolbar.

Alternately you can use the Preview as Brewsheet button.

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Old 05-15-2009, 05:58 AM   #7
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Flaked corn. Not corn flakes.
Flaked Maize - 1 lb - Spices - Adjuncts - Other - High Gravity

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Old 05-15-2009, 12:44 PM   #8
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Cool - thanks guys!

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Old 05-15-2009, 06:28 PM   #9
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Hi,
"Does BeerSmith provide step-by-step instructions?" - Yes it does. Go to My Recipes and then pick on of the "Brewsheet" reports which is available in the drop down at the right end of the first toolbar.

Alternately you can use the Preview as Brewsheet button.

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I'm always around - just not always posting.

Happy to be here - as this is the most active brewing forum I'm aware of.

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