this post I meanI tried to sift threw some of this for an extract version (I use to brew all grain but moved to a condo and space is limited) with no luck so I decided to make a 5 gallon one for myself using beersmith. Going to buy the ingredients on my way home and brew this up in following days.
2.5lbs flaked corn
.6lbs flaked rice
3lbs pale malt
Steeped 30mins @152F
4.5lbs extra light DME
.5oz Willamette (60mins)
.5oz Crystal (60mins)
Safale S-05 yeast
Just put this together.
3.0 gallons, SG 1.042
3.0 lb. 2 row
1 lb cornmeal
4.0 oz. Caravienne
4.0 oz. white wheat malt.
1/2 teaspoon gypsum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Irish moss 15 minutes before end of boil.
Mashed at 148-149F for 90 minutes.
Amarillo, 0.5 oz @ 25 minutes, 0.5 oz. steep at flameout. Should be about 16.3 IBU.
Whole pack of US-05.
Wanted a little more flavor than rice would have added so used Caravienne and white wheat.
Cereal mashed the corn meal with 4 ounces of 2-row. Interesting experience but won't ever do it again. Serious pain in the backside.
All the Best,
I have been brewing this beer sine BM first posted it, as long as you stay in that 14 IBU range your fine regardless of which hop. I have gone over 20 IBU with both English and Noble hops and it was fantastic beer. I have done all centennial and all cascade and all northern brewer. It is a pretty flexible beer, much like BM's blonde. Relax, have fun and experiment.What other hops are people using in this? (I have skimmed through the thread and seen a few) Mt Hood ought to be a good one. Also Sterling... And I have a lot of German Tradition hops that should work.
But one I really wonder about is Columbus (a.k.a. CTZ) -- a single addition at about 20 or 30 minutes to achieve 14 or so IBU, then no flavor or aroma hops after that. Would that totally overpower this beer? I have brewed a cream ale before using Sorachi Ace with a very light hand and that was good.
Yes! It turned out good. It still tasted a little green but that was to be expected. I have been tasting a little sample each day to see how it changes and it is definitely getting better with age but it worked perfectly for what I neededYou get this done? Turn out okay?
All the Best,
Thanks for sharing! Glad it's worked out.Yes! It turned out good. It still tasted a little green but that was to be expected. I have been tasting a little sample each day to see how it changes and it is definitely getting better with age but it worked perfectly for what I needed
Ive made this beer many times, however I’m wondering what people would think the resultant changes would be if you use Pilsner in place of the two row?Cream Ale Recipe
This is a very simple, inexpensive cream ale recipe that will get every BMC drinker in the room enjoying homebrew. So named because of the three different crops that go into the grist (Barley, Corn and Rice).
I brewed up 10 gallons of this and after kegging, bottled up a case to take to a family event (Mothers Day). Even my 78-yr old FIL, who is strict Miller Lite drinker, ended up having two pints. The chics dug it and we ran out well before the end of the evening.
The grain bill is cheap and in this case, you can use Minute Rice instead of flaked rice. No step mashing required. Simply combine the ingredients and follow a simple single infusion mash at around 152 degrees. I also mashed this for 90 minutes to get a highly attenuated beer. FG was 1.005...leaving a very dry, crisp beer with no noticeable graininess.
While this doesn't adhere to the strict beer laws, and I don't consider this one of my "craft" efforts, it is without a doubt the beer that I get the most "you really made this beer?" comments.
So if you've got some hard core "If it ain't Budweiser it ain't beer…" drinking friends…give this a try.
This beer clears up quickest of any of my recipes.
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Batch Size: 11.50 gal
Boil Size: 14.26 gal
Estimated OG: 1.040 SG
Estimated Color: 2.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 14.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes
12.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
4.00 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM)
1.00 lb Minute Rice (1.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Willamette [5.20%] (60 min)
1.00 oz Crystal [3.50%] (60 min)
Thanks for that.......Yep, I biab. Brewed this recipe, or just slightly tweaked it, 3 different times. Cleared up for me beautifully each time, and a quick favorite.
My mental math is sketchy at best, but yes, an online calculator should be able to give you the OG by punching in the grain bill and volume