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budbo

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My first ever cream ale, comments are being solicited here

Creamish

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 12.25
Anticipated OG: 1.059 Plato: 14.48
Anticipated SRM: 4.6
Anticipated IBU: 23.5
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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8.2 1.00 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 2
16.3 2.00 lbs. Vienna Malt America 1.035 4
8.2 1.00 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) America 1.040 1
2.0 0.25 lbs. Milk Sugar Generic 1.030 0
40.8 5.00 lbs. Pilsen (2 Row) France 1.039 2
24.5 3.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.
Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.50 oz. Perle Whole 8.00 15.6 60 min.
0.50 oz. Perle Whole 8.00 7.9 30 min.

Yeast
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Danstar Nottingham

+ 3 Vanilla beans in Primary
 

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Looks good. I might use 2-row instead of pilsen, and maybe up the lactose a bit, but looks pretty good to me.
 

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the color diff betwen pils and 2 row will not, imo, be significant. pils has an srm of 2 and 2 row has an srm of 3. pils has a pppg of 1.o37 and so does 2 row
 

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With that much dextrine malt and corn, I'd back off the Vienna to a pound. Of course, if you're shooting for Whipping Creame ...
 

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It works, no matter what. However, I'd also cut the lactose and make the base grain all U.S. 2-row. With the pound of maize, you'll have plenty of corn character, so you don't need the Pilsner malt. As brewhead mentioned, the color will still be fine.

If you really want some Pilsner in there, switch things around so that you have 5# of pale malt and 3# of Pilsner. If you are shooting for more of a pre-Prohibition cream ale, leave it the way it is but add another half ounce of Perle at 10 minutes.

I don't know what that vanilla will do to the beer. I haven't messed with the stuff. If you know what you are doing there, go for it. However, if you don't, do not confuse cream ale with cream soda.


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