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Old 10-12-2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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So are you looking to make a cream ale, or a 'creamy tasting' ale. A cream ale is its own style in which lactose would be very inappropriate.

To me lactose doesn't add much body or cream flavor, but rather a thinner subtle sweetness that is hard to define. It's a little different than the sweet that you attribute to table sugar, maybe a little creamy, but not what I think you are looking for...


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Old 10-12-2012, 02:48 PM   #12
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Some more information would be helpful here. What style of beer are you planning on making? In the OP you said you want a "creamy flavor." Let's clarify a bit. Are you going after thickness, smoothness, sweetness or some combination of the three. This, along with the beer style will help us suggest appropriate ingredients to reach your goal.


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Old 10-12-2012, 03:34 PM   #13
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There is a recipe, in the recipe section of course, for a Vanilla Caramel Cream Ale. Might be something you can check out to get some ideas
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:29 PM   #14
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Yup, totally missed the bit about trying to make a cream ale. You DON'T want any creaminess in this beer- it's supposed to be very light and dry. It's just a name, like English bitter (not a bitter beer at all). You DO need some corn though, to be a real cream ale.
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