A Cream Ale is on the agenda this week. The local homebrew club has a 'lager' night coming up, but I didn't fancy brewing a lager and thought a Cream Ale might fit the bill just as well.
The weather forecast looks shite, so I'm guessing I'll be in the garage, rather than pulling the brewery out onto the drive and sitting in the sunshine, but hey, ho, I'm looking forward to a day off and what better way to spend it?
I'm not sure if this is an authentic recipe for this American style beer, but I found a couple of recipes on the internet and tweaked them to fit what I had ingredient wise. Either way it should be a pale, lightly-hopped beer, that will be nicely carbonated and served chilled. One that's likely to go down well, should the summer ever threaten to make an appearance.
|Type: All Grain||Date: 05 Jun 2014|
|Batch Size (fermenter): 50.00 l||Brewer: Mark|
|Boil Size: 59.08 l||Asst Brewer:|
|Boil Time: 75 min||Equipment: Elite Brewery 10G|
|End of Boil Volume 54.08 l||Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %|
|Final Bottling Volume: 50.00 l||Est Mash Efficiency 72.8 %|
|Fermentation: Lager, Single Stage||Taste Rating(out of 50):|
|Est Original Gravity: 1.048 SG||Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG|
|Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG||Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG|
|Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.9 %||Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %|
|Bitterness: 19.5 IBUs||Calories: 427.1 kcal/l|
|Est Color: 10.3 EBC|