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Simple Cream Ale

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Batch Size (gallons)12
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style6A. Cream Ale
Original Gravity1.048
Final Gravity1.008
ABV5.25% (basic)   /   5.23% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color3.1 SRM
Boil Time90 min

YeastDCL/Fermentis US-05 (Safale American)

Pilsner (2 Row) German16 lbs80%2
Corn, Flaked3 lbs15%1.3
Barley, Flaked1 lb5%1.7

Saaz (Boil)2 oz604%10
Saaz (Boil)1 oz104%2.5

DirectionsMash at 148 to keep the body light and have it finish dry. The flaked barley does wonders for head retention, but you can drop it and mash higher. I've also made this with a pound of white wheat subbed in for a pound of flaked maize. Use acid malt to hit pH as well.

Water adjustments: shoot for a malty-balanced SO4:Cl ratio. Mash pH: 5.3

WLP090 also works great in this beer, as well as a kolsch or German ale yeast.

Ferment at 60 and slowly rise as fermentation finishes. A diacetyl rest won't hurt anything, I sometimes get diacetyl with this strain if fermented quick.

Very clean, lager-like. DMS is very evident if you don't do a 90 min boil, made this mistake once. A big hit for a party, or just good to have as a house beer.

This all grain Cream Ale homebrew recipe was submitted by nickosuave311.