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Cream Ale

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I am looking to make a cream ale and have noticed a lot of AG recipes call for using flaked maize or corn grits to lighten the body. Would booster serve as a replacement for corn in these recipes. I plan to brew 5 gallons using extract. my preboil volume of water would be 6 gallons.

 

og 1048

IBU 33

4 lbs light dme

1 pack booster 13oz

8 oz carapils

.5 oz magnum for 60

1 oz cascade at 5 min

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I brewed a cream ale kit I purchased online, it came out great. i manipulated the ibu's to about 30 by replacing 1 oz cascade with .4 oz magnum for the bitter hop and adjusting my preboil volume of water.

sg 1043

fg 1011

ibu 31

srm darker than the kit

6 gallons of preboil volume of municipal water 

5 gallons batch size

6 lbs light lme

8 oz carapils

.4 oz magnum 60 min

1 oz cascade 2 min

us-05 yeast

1/2 tablet of whirfloc

gelatin fining in keg

1/2 tablet of campden in my preboil water to clear that chlorine and Chloramine smell/taste

first  pour

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i chilled the keg with ice packs in a styrofoam cooler then added the gelatin. I shook while putting in 25 lbs of co2 into solution. About 50 hours later I purged, dropped the co2 to 10 and poured the first gelatin dump.

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second pour looked much better but I did see a cloudy section in the picnic faucet line enter the beer. it was small and quick. 

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third pour is much better, the color looks slightly darker than what the kit suggested but I attribute this to boiling the 6 lbs of lme for 60 mins.

This beer won't last long.

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Looks good! I just ordered a cream ale kit and am looking forward to it!

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