How's this for a Cream Ale Recipe? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > How's this for a Cream Ale Recipe?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-14-2010, 03:51 AM   #1
phecke
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Posts: 51


Hey there everyone, I'm relatively new to brewing but have been lurking the forums for over a year now. I'm finally ready to formulate my own recipe but with all of the great info I've gotten in the past here, I had to run it past you guys to see what could be done better or if I'm royally screwing something up. Anyway, it's for a Cream Ale, so here goes:

Fermentables/Grain:
6.6 lbs Light LME
.5 lbs 20L Crystal Malt (I want a little color, body, and some toastiness added)

Hops:
Bittering: .5 oz Sterling (8%AA) or 1 oz Willamette (5.5%AA)
Finishing: .5 oz Liberty (4%AA)

Yeast:
White Labs WLP080 or Wyeast#1056 or #1272 (This all depends on what the LHBS has in stock. I'm hoping for the white labs)

Fermentation Schedule:
Primary: 7-11 days at 60 F
Secondary: 14-21 days at 50 F

There you have it, thoughts and opinions?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 04:50 AM   #2
Blender
 
Blender's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 3,106
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts


Most cream ale recipes use some rice or corn fermentables to lighten the flavor. Browse the recipe section and look at a few to give you some reference.
__________________
Gary

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 11:50 AM   #3
fardy
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Montreal, Qc
Posts: 46

The best Cream Ale recipe out there must be BierMuncher's one if you want to take a look.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f62/crea...eam-ale-66503/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 12:18 PM   #4
Brew-boy
 
Brew-boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2006
Lapeer, Michigan
Posts: 2,280
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts


No sure about that but I would get some corn in there or rice but not both.
__________________
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

I rather owe you a dollar than cheat you out of it.."Dad"

http://lapeerareabrewers.com/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LapeerAreaBrewers/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 02:13 PM   #5
phecke
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Posts: 51

Thanks for the replies! I guess I'm a bit torn now on the style I want to make. I want something a bit lighter for a "summer" beer but whenever I hear rice or corn in a recipe it makes me cringe a little bit. I know corn or rice isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I suppose this is just because I think Bud Light whenever I hear it. So I suppose I have two options, either suck it up and use corn to lighten it somewhat, or change the recipe slightly and make a Steam Beer.

For a Steam Beer, I'll change the hops to 1-1.5 oz of Northern Brewer @ 8%ish for bittering and 1 oz of Cascade @ 4.5%ish for finishing, and use Wyeast #2112 or White Labs WLP810. Maybe bump up to a pound of 20L crystal, possibly use 40L.

Any thoughts on that? Thanks in advance guys, this site really is the best help for someone who is "going it alone" when getting started.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cream of Three Crops Extract Recipe RedHeadBrew25 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 11-09-2009 09:56 PM
How's this pot? injendsm Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 22 01-29-2009 03:11 AM
A good Cream Ale Recipe? histo320 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 12-08-2008 03:28 AM
How's my gravity? Thirdeye Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 01-16-2008 12:04 AM


Forum Jump