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#1 jammer

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 01:41 PM

Who has a good recipe for when you want something a little lighter, in color and body?  I am not set up for lagers, so an ale would be preferred.  Whatcha got?


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#2 Bklmt2000

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 02:10 PM

Who has a good recipe for when you want something a little lighter, in color and body?  I am not set up for lagers, so an ale would be preferred.  Whatcha got?

Cream ale. 

 

5lb 2-row/pils, 3lb corn.  Mash low for 90 minutes. 

 

Hop to ~20 IBUs total w/ whatever clean noble hops you have on hand (Magnum, Hallertau, Tett) or their American counterparts (Liberty, Mt. Hood, etc.).  I prefer 75% of the IBUs from the bittering addition, w/ 25% from a late (5-10 min left in boil) addition.

 

Whatever clean American ale yeast you like best.

 

Lager a month once primary is complete.


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Posted 21 April 2021 - 02:11 PM

Bitter Galaxy
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Posted 21 April 2021 - 03:18 PM

Cream ale. 

 

5lb 2-row/pils, 3lb corn.  Mash low for 90 minutes. 

 

Hop to ~20 IBUs total w/ whatever clean noble hops you have on hand (Magnum, Hallertau, Tett) or their American counterparts (Liberty, Mt. Hood, etc.).  I prefer 75% of the IBUs from the bittering addition, w/ 25% from a late (5-10 min left in boil) addition.

 

Whatever clean American ale yeast you like best.

 

Lager a month once primary is complete.

 

I need to make another masa beer soon.  Am Wheat is always a nice summer slammer


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Posted 21 April 2021 - 04:07 PM

If you want to try something lager like you could use 34/70 dry. It will work well at ale Temps. I also have a nice Citra American wheat recipe that would fit the bill.
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Posted 22 April 2021 - 12:33 PM

Cream ale. 

 

5lb 2-row/pils, 3lb corn.  Mash low for 90 minutes. 

 

Hop to ~20 IBUs total w/ whatever clean noble hops you have on hand (Magnum, Hallertau, Tett) or their American counterparts (Liberty, Mt. Hood, etc.).  I prefer 75% of the IBUs from the bittering addition, w/ 25% from a late (5-10 min left in boil) addition.

 

Whatever clean American ale yeast you like best.

 

Lager a month once primary is complete.

 

I think the next batch will be something like this.  I don't brew enough to actually have a preference in hops, other than Cascade, which is real easy for me to identify due to the grapefruit juice type flavor.   I don't have a bunch of hops lying around.  Yet.   LOL.   Which do you prefer when you make it?   Yeast too.   

 

Now by 'lager a month' I am assuming that means refrigerate after fermentation is complete.  ??    My kegerator has three taps, but will hold four kegs if i really squeeze them in so this could be possible if thats what you mean.  


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Posted 22 April 2021 - 12:53 PM

I think the next batch will be something like this.  I don't brew enough to actually have a preference in hops, other than Cascade, which is real easy for me to identify due to the grapefruit juice type flavor.   I don't have a bunch of hops lying around.  Yet.   LOL.   Which do you prefer when you make it?   Yeast too.   

 

Now by 'lager a month' I am assuming that means refrigerate after fermentation is complete.  ??    My kegerator has three taps, but will hold four kegs if i really squeeze them in so this could be possible if thats what you mean.  

For hops, i usually use Magnum (US or German, whatever you can find) to ~15 IBUs from the bittering addition, then for the late addition, I use whatever noble-ish hops I have on hand (Hallertau, Tett, Liberty, Mt. Hood, etc) for ~5 IBUs.

 

I use US-05 as my go-to ale yeast, but any clean American strain is good.

 

And yes, once the main ferment is over, you can keg this one up, and if your kegerator has the room, let the keg sit in there for at least a couple of weeks (a month is even better, IMO) to age/clarify; you can also carbonate as it sits in the cold, so it's carbonated once it's cleared to your liking.


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Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:42 PM

Ok, i punched everything in to ProMash best I could.  How does this look?   The hop schedule looks weird to me, but it only took .25 oz of Magnum to get to the ~15 IBU's.   I picked Mt. Hood because....well, I live nearby.  LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream Ale - Brewboard

 
A ProMash Recipe Report
 
Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal):         5.00    Wort Size (Gal):    5.00
Total Grain (Lbs):        8.00
Anticipated OG:          1.045    Plato:             11.19
Anticipated SRM:           2.5
Anticipated IBU:          20.5
Brewhouse Efficiency:       75 %
Wort Boil Time:             60    Minutes
 
 
Grain/Extract/Sugar
 
   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 62.5     5.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)              America        1.036      2
 37.5     3.00 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize)           America        1.040      1
 
Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.
 
 
Hops
 
   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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  0.25 oz.    Magnum                           Pellet   14.00  15.7  60 min.
  1.00 oz.    Mt. Hood                          Pellet     6.50   4.9  5 min.
 
 
Yeast
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American Ale  US-05

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:58 PM

Looks solid to me.  Ought to fit the bill on a hot day.


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