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CowboyShootist

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I am interested in making a nice Cream Ale. Any pointers to recipies would be appreciated.

I am also wondering if there might be a way to infuse the Cream Ale with a hint of Orange flavor for a sort of Orange Cream Beer soda.

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Coastarine

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Just going to chime in with a quote from brewing classic styles

A common mistake is associating cream ale with cream soda. The two have nothing to do with each other. Trying to make a sweet cream ale or adding vanilla to this beer is incorrect. A cream ale is similar to a mass-market, American-style lager, but it is made with ale yeast at cool temperatures.
 

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+1 to the recipe above. I used 1056 ale yeast, and some noble hops I had on hand. This is a great beer. Easy to make, and you can even get rave reviews from BMC drinkers with it. (Not that it matters) Keg was dry in short order.
 

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I like mine.

Note: I used S-05 instead of 1056.

Vienna Lights
Cream Ale

Type: All Grain
Date: 9/27/2008
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Brewer: Steve Slimer
Boil Size: 7.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (7.5 gal) and Igloo Cooler (10 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 45.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes: Smooth and balanced.

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
1 lbs Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 8.70 %
4 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (1.8 SRM) Grain 34.78 %
3 lbs Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 26.09 %
3 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 26.09 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.35 %
0.50 oz Sterling [7.80 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 14.1 IBU
0.25 oz Sterling [7.80 %] (15 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
0.25 oz Sterling [7.80 %] (5 min) Hops 1.3 IBU
0.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.058 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.015 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.13 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.61 %
Bitterness: 18.6 IBU Calories: 260 cal/pint
Est Color: 3.9 SRM Color: Color

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body Total Grain Weight: 11.50 lb
Sparge Water: 3.02 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 60.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 14.38 qt of water at 170.7 F 154.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 8.05 qt of water at 198.5 F 168.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.7
Pressure/Weight: 14.4 PSI Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 40.0 F Age for: 0.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F

Notes

Overshot my efficiency (83% instead of expected 75%), but overall makes a very well balanced ale. Was the party favorite for non-beer drinkers at Siler Oktoberfest 2008. From grain to glass in 10 days (kegged/forcecarbed).
 
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