Good session beer recipe?

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trevorc13

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I have been making some high gravity beers lately and I'm looking for a good recipe to balance my selection. Looking for a good recipe that's about 5% abv possibly kolsch, cream ale, or California common that will please most people. Any ideas? :mug:
 

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5 lbs 2-row
1 lb Carapils
0.5 Carafa III
0.5 C80
0.8 oz chinook (60)
0.5 oz each Simcoe/Amarillo (1 min)
0.5 oz each Simcoe/Amarillo (dry hop)

I got less effieciency than normal so it was ~3.8% (still very good), but I was shooting for 1045-ish. Its not super bitter, just major hop aroma. Might be good for people to see that just b/c it is dark, that it doesnt mean its heavy

Edit: I get pretty decent efficiency, so you might have to increase the base to get to 1045
 

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I am in same boat as you, need some thirst quenchers. My favorite all time is Kolsch, but it is tought to beat a nice bitter as well.


Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
Boil Size: 12.13 gal :
Boil Time: 60 min
Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 80.30 %
1.50 lb Golden Promise (4.0 SRM) Grain 9.26 %
1.13 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 6.98 %
0.56 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 3.46 %
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.50 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
0.75 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 6.9 IBU
0.75 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 7.6 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.50 %] (20 min) Hops 8.5 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (20 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
0.50 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (20 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (1 min) Hops 0.2 IBU
0.50 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (1 min) Hops 0.2 IBU
0.50 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.50 %] (1 min) Hops 0.6 IBU



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.043 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.16 %
Bitterness: 29.6 IBU
Est Color: 12.0 SRM
WLP007
Mash at 154-155
 

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How about a Cream Common?

That Cream Ale Blend yeast makes it best IMO, but could work with a sub.

 
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