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Old 02-11-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
Jelisa08
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Ok, it doesn't taste like poo but it is unusually sweet compared to other wort that I have tasted. I just pulled a sample from the carboy after 1 week to get a gravity reading. I am waiting to take the reading but I think this might be the worst tasting wort/beer I have ever had.

Anyone else had this experience with a cream ale?

 
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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Are you extract or grain? If using grain, what temp did you mash at? Also a lot of cream ales use non-fermentable sugars in them, this could be your problem. Or, it's not done fermenting.

 
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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All grain....Here is the recipe....

I mashed @ 150 for 75 minutes.
Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.75 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 81.2 %
1.25 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 10.4 %
1.00 oz Select Spalt [4.80%] (60 min) Hops 15.5 IBU
1.00 oz Select Spalt [4.80%] (30 min) Hops 11.9 IBU
1.00 lb Rice Extract Syrup (7.0 SRM) (Boil 15.0 min) Extract 8.3 %
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast-Ale

 
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:06 AM   #4
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My experience with Cream Ale is that this beer needs a long conditioning time in bottles. By "long time" I mean like 3-6 months. In the beginning it always tasted crappy, but after 3-6 months in bottles somehow they became magical in taste. Very similar to Blonde Ales, BTW.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:20 AM   #5
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I am too lazy (well, just don't have enough time mostly) to bottle so I am hoping an extended secondary in the carboy with some keg conditioning will make it a good beer this summer

 
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:58 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Scooby_Brew View Post
My experience with Cream Ale is that this beer needs a long conditioning time in bottles. By "long time" I mean like 3-6 months. In the beginning it always tasted crappy, but after 3-6 months in bottles somehow they became magical in taste. Very similar to Blonde Ales, BTW.
I'm gonna agree with this, I did a cream ale a few months ago and one month in the bottles and I didn't like it at all. It's been close to four months now and I really like it, glad I didn't give it all away like I was planning on doing.

 
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