So I got this from another post and seeing as how I can't get my step dad to convert I need something along the lines of the macro brews, I know I'll need to do a mini mash for this, and since I've never done a mini mash I have a few questions. First I know you need to keep the temp fairly consistent, what temp range am I looking at for these grains?? Also I if what I read and understand is correct you need to use some type of 2 row barley or something to utalize the adjuncts, xorrect? If that's the case what doesy procedure look like? Do I throw everything into a big pot of a certain temp in a nylon bag for a certain time and sparge the grains once finished, them add dme and hops??? Read a few article out there on mini mashing and not crystal clear on the steps. Here the recipe, thx for any advice or help. Ps and it will be a 5 gal batch as well
All-Grain - Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale)
Recipe Type: All Grain***
Yeast: Safale - 05***
Yeast Starter: Prior Slurry***
Batch Size (Gallons): 11.5***
Original Gravity: 1.040***
Final Gravity: 1.005***
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90***
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 Days at 68 Degrees***
Additional Fermentation: Kegged and chilled for 10 days***
Cream Ale Recipe
This is a very simple, inexpensive cream ale recipe that will get every BMC drinker in the room enjoying homebrew. So named because of the three different crops that go into the grist (Barley, Corn and Rice).
I brewed up 10 gallons of this and after kegging, bottled up a case to take to a family event (Mothers Day). Even my 78-yr old FIL, who is strict Miller Lite drinker, ended up having two pints. The chics dug it and we ran out well before the end of the evening.
The grain bill is cheap and in this case, you can use Minute Rice instead of flaked rice. No step mashing required. Simply combine the ingredients and follow a simple single infusion mash at around 152 degrees. I also mashed this for 90 minutes to get a highly attenuated beer. FG was 1.005...leaving a very dry, crisp beer with no noticeable graininess.
While this doesn't adhere to the strict beer laws, and I don't consider this one of my "craft" efforts, it is without a doubt the beer that I get the most "you really made this beer?" comments.
So if you've got some hard core "If it ain't Budweiser it ain't beer…" drinking friends…give this a try.
This beer clears up quickest of any of my recipes.
Batch Size: 11.50 gal
Boil Size: 14.26 gal
Estimated OG: 1.040 SG
Estimated Color: 2.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 14.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes
12.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
4.00 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM)
1.00 lb Minute Rice (1.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Williamette [5.20%] (60 min)
1.00 oz Crystal [3.50%] (60 min)
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