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Old 01-27-2009, 07:56 PM   #11
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I wouldn't call that a Cream Ale, but it may be a good, light beer.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:40 PM   #12
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Here's the recipe I have come up with. Please let me know if this will suck or if there is anything I'm not thinking about because I am making this up based on the comments and a simple recipe I found.

5 Gallon extract batch
- 6.6 lb of Muntons Extra Light LME
- 1 lb Crystal 10L (steeped @ 160 for 20 mins)
- 1/2 oz Cascade Hope (60 mins)
- 1 oz Cascade Hops (30 mins)
- 1 tbs Irish Moss (15 Mins)
- 1 oz Cascade Hops (5 Mins)
- Nottingham Dry Yeast
- 5 oz corn suger for priming

I am planning on do 1-2-2 (primary, secondary, bottle) at the low end of the Nottingham scale (55-60 F). Then I'm thinking about lagering it for 2 more weeks.

The other question I have is can I mix Hallertau with Cascade? If so where would you put those or am I over thinking this?
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well, with 6.6 lbs of LME, you'll be at about 4.5% alcohol.

Normally I'd say that is too much Crystal, but it's a light crystal (10L) so it should work.

I think it looks fine.

You can use hallertau and cascade together. In regards to flavor, Hallertau is a little more spicy/fruity, cascade is more citrusy/grassy/grapefruit. Cascade probably has a alpha acid content.

You could even blend them both through the whole brew. That would probably give you some nice characteristic from the cascade while smoothing it out with the hallertau.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:08 PM   #14
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good idea - I'll probably bitter with the cascade then blend the last two for the next two aroma dumps

The other recomendation that was thrown out there was to add corn sugar. I'm assuming that would bump up the ABV. Correct? Do I add it to the boil at the same time I add the malt?

again i may be overthinking a simple recipe. plus this is meant to be an all night drinking kinda beer so low APV may not be bad.
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The corn sugar will bump the alcohol, but it will also lighten the body of the beer, making it more drinkable. Any sugar will work...table sugar, invert sugar, etc.
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