Sunday, 1 June 2014

Brewday - Cream Ale 05/06/2014

It's been a while. A change of work regime has impacted more than expected, but I'm still here and I'm still brewing.

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.

Cream Ale
Cream Ale
Type: All GrainDate: 05 Jun 2014
Batch Size (fermenter): 50.00 lBrewer: Mark
Boil Size: 59.08 lAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 75 minEquipment: Elite Brewery 10G
End of Boil Volume 54.08 lBrewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 50.00 lEst Mash Efficiency 72.8 %
Fermentation: Lager, Single StageTaste Rating(out of 50): 
Taste Notes:
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8000.00 gPale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (5.9 EBC)Grain173.1 %
1260.00 gMunich Malt (17.7 EBC)Grain211.5 %
1000.00 gMaize, Flaked (Thomas Fawcett) (3.9 EBC)Grain39.1 %
450.00 gCara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC)Grain44.1 %
240.00 gVienna Malt (Weyermann) (5.9 EBC)Grain52.2 %
30.00 gCluster [7.00 %] - Boil 60.0 minHop611.0 IBUs
20.00 gCascade [7.50 %] - Boil 30.0 minHop76.0 IBUs
10.00 gCascade [7.50 %] - Boil 7.0 minHop81.1 IBUs
10.00 gCluster [7.00 %] - Boil 7.0 minHop91.0 IBUs
15.00 gCascade [7.50 %] - Boil 1.0 minHop100.3 IBUs
15.00 gCluster [7.00 %] - Boil 1.0 minHop110.2 IBUs
4.0 pkgSafale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml]Yeast12-
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.048 SGMeasured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.9 %Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 19.5 IBUsCalories: 427.1 kcal/l
Est Color: 10.3 EBC

1 comment:

  1. Looks good. How did this beer turn out? I'm late here but my only comment is that the Munich malt may provide too much color and caramel flavor for a cream ale. I see the color is in the 10 range but I prefer cream ale too be in the 5-6 range. In any case, I hope all went well.