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Old 06-15-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
Jan 2007
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I am looking for a nice cream ale, in extract kit form. Does anyone have any history with such, and can make a suggestion?

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Old 06-15-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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Northern Brewer makes one. Scroll down this page:
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Kegged:#153 Old Helicon Barleywine 2013, #157 Irish Red, #158 Mosaic IPA, #159 Bravo/Delta ESB
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Old 06-16-2007, 02:08 AM   #3
Nov 2006
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i would definetly recommend the northern brewer cream ale kit, i had that and the nut brown kit both kegged at the same time and the cream was gone within the first week

everyone who tried it loved it

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Old 06-16-2007, 03:05 PM   #4
Jan 2007
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Then Northern Brewer it is!

I'll let you guys know how it turns out. I have never brewed before, and have never tasted a homebrew! So, this will be new all the way around for me!

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Old 06-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #5
Feb 2007
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Good luck with the brew. I've never done a cream ale, but it's on my short list. My first was a porter. I figured that if it didn't clear all that well, it wouldn't be a big deal since it's a dark brew.

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Old 06-25-2007, 08:31 PM   #6
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OOh yeah the NB cream ale kit is my wifes fav.

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Old 06-25-2007, 08:35 PM   #7
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Would one of you post up the NB cream ale recipe, or maybe specifically what you did when it came out awesome? Fermentation temps, or variance from printed recipe, etc. is what I'm seeking.

Primary - California Common -finally!
Secondary - nothing, back after year plus hiatus
Keg carbing & conditioning - nada
Drinking - store bought: Loose Cannon IPA, Wachusett IPA.
On deck: Trying to decide (beer); wine kit likely (red wine)

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Old 06-26-2007, 03:51 PM   #8
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I wonder what would happen if I tossed this Ale/Wort on the WLP002 English Ale yeast cake I just used for my Nut Brown Ale?
In the Primary:
In the Secondary: Belgian Witbier
Ready to drink: Scottish Shilling 60, Liverpool Pale Ale

Gallons brewed this year:
5 gallons Belgian Witbier
5 gallons Liverpool House Pale Ale
5 gallons Scottish Shilling 60

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