This one's for you, @MiniYoda.
I've never been to Kentucky but they tell me that this was a popular style back in the day.
Hop times are 45, 15 and 5 minutes.
This tasty all-grainer turned out great but I'll find out at Sunday's Lost Cabin Homebrew comp if it appealed to BJCP judges. Entered in the historical category, they will probably group it with other Amber/Common-type beers for judging. I'll follow up with a score then. 🍻
Dark Cream Ale
Rahr 6-row, 2.25 lb.
Flaked corn, 1 lb.
Briess Victory malt, 0.12 lb.
Briess Crystal 60, 0.12 lb.
Weyermann Carafa II (Special), 0.04 lb.
Mt. Hood, 0.25 oz.
Cluster, 0 25 oz.
Mt. Hood, 0 25 oz.
Safale K-97 German Ale yeast
Step mash grains 20 min. @ 132 F followed by 40 min. @ 152 F, adjusting pH to 5.3 with lactic acid (if necessary).
Mash out @ 168 F for 10 min.
Sprinkle sparge grain bag with hot tap water.
Begin 45 min. boil, hopping as indicated.
Chill wort to < 70 F.
Pitch K-97, areate, and ferment cool for 2 weeks.
Cold crash is optional.
ABV 4.5 - 5%