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#9 Amarillo Cream Ale (AG)

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This will be my first Cream Ale. Any suggestions?

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Amarillo Cream Ale
Brewer: BigBlue10EM
Asst Brewer:
Style: Cream Ale
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 7.89 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.76 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.75 gal
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 4.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 20.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 85.1 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
7 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 60.9 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.7 %
1 lbs Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 3 8.7 %
1 lbs Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4 8.7 %
1 lbs Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 5 8.7 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 6 4.3 %
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 Hop 7 13.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 8 7.2 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35. Yeast 9 -

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 8.0 oz
Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 17.57 qt of water at 167.8 F 154.0 F 60 min
Mash Out Add 8.05 qt of water at 204.3 F 168.0 F 10 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 3.66 gal water at 168.0 F

Created with BeerSmith 2 - http://www.beersmith.com

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Looks tasty to me - a few things I personally would change is take out Carapils - with a pound of light crystal and flaked oats, it's just not needed in my opinion - there will be plenty of body... maybe even too much for a Cream Ale.

I would also mash it a bit lower - 152-ish. Otherwise it may be a bit heavy for a Cream Ale.

The California yeast is a good choice - try to keep it in the low 60s for a nice clean fermentation.

Let us know how it turns out!

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Awesome. I was gonna mash higher because I wasn't sure how much the corn would thin the beer. I know that Cream Ales are light beers but I'm not a fan of watery mouthfeel beers. I will get rid of the carapils and mash at 152. Thanks

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+1 to everything Russki said. I love me a nice cream ale, especially single-hopped. This looks great.

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