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Old 05-07-2009, 02:42 AM   #1
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Default I dried the crap out of this one...

I took the "C of 3 C's" recipe and tried to dial it to the lowest FG I could get to in an effort to give SWMBO a very dry, very crisp version of a cream ale. She's been bugging me to get my ales to the lightest, driest point possible.

Seemed like a reasonable request seeing as it's coming up on pool season and we'll have casual gatherings at the house all Spring and Summer. The local Soccer mom's are always all-too-eager to line up at my taps for these light summer ales.
  • I took the corn and rice down a bit and replaced with 1# of table sugar.
  • I mashed at 149 for 90 minutes.
  • Boiled the crap out of it to the point that I almost had 3 boil overs.
  • Pitched on a yeast cake of Kolsch yeast at 64 degrees.
  • Gave it 2 weeks and racked to a secondary vessel on gelatin.

The result...my 1.037 beer attenuated down to....



That's right ladies and gents. I have officially brewed beer with the same final gravity as....water.

FWIW...it tastes absolutely freakin awesome out of the hydro. The kolsch yeast lends a nice fruity note.

I think this may be the "pimp my BMC clone" of 2009.


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Old 05-07-2009, 02:51 AM   #2
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Very interesting, nice job BM, I didn't think it was possible to go that low, but it's done...do report back w/ the tasting. Oh, and nice idea w/ the sugar...that stuff has been cursed too long.


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Old 05-07-2009, 02:53 AM   #3
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So, what's this recipe look like?My c3c ended at 1.008.
Anything like this?
A ProMash Recipe - The Jamil Show - Cream Ale
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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wow, make sure you let us know how it tastes. C of 3 C's is my favorite light beer.
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So, what's this recipe look like?My c3c ended at 1.008.
Anything like this?
A ProMash Recipe - The Jamil Show - Cream Ale
Pretty close.

10.0# Pils
.75# Flaked Corn
.75# Minute Rice
1.0# Cane Sugar

.50 ounce Magnum x 60
.50 ounce Hallertau x 10

1.037
IBU's around 15-17 or so.

I was shooting for a 3.5% beer, but this dried out enough that we'll have to settle for a 4.7% instead.

Very dry.
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Almost as light as Bud Light!
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It's photoshop, I tells ya!
No potoshop necessary.
Frame conveniently cuts the hydrometer top (and his finger) out of the shot.







Nice job! Also looking forward to final taste test.
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That's dry enough you'll need something to wash it down. I've never had a beer go below 1.006, but I've never really pushed it.
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What? You couldn't get it BELOW 1.000? P*ssy!

Just kidding. Great job!


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