Colorado Cream

156 calories 14.4 g
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Cream Ale
Boil Time: 30 min
Batch Size: 24 liters (ending kettle volume)
Pre Boil Size: 26 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 11.7 °P (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (ending kettle)
Source: gozer
Calories: 156 calories (Per )
Carbs: 14.4 g (Per )
Created Tuesday June 19th 2018
12.6 °P
2.6 °P
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
5 kg Proximity - Pale Malt5 kg Pale Malt 37.5 2 89.3%
600 g Proximity - Munich Malt600 g Munich Malt 37.3 10 10.7%
5.60 kg / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
8 g Magnum8 g Magnum Hops Pellet 10.5 First Wort 0 min 7.7 14.3%
48 g Cascade/Sterling48 g Cascade/Sterling Hops Pellet 7 Boil 5 min 7.27 85.7%
56 g / 0.00
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
12 - 25 °C
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 106 B cells required
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CO2 Level: 2.65 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
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I have another recipe based on New Glarus's Spotted Cow (in the clones folder), but I'm doing this one first because it's simpler and doesn't have any adjuncts which I don't think add anything anyway.

I typically don't like cream ale. It's a style that's trying to be an American lager with ale yeast. i'm making this more of an American Helles while still fitting the cream ale style guidelines which are very loose so it works out.

Originally I made this with SafAle US-05 which is probably the most legit yeast for American Cream Ale, but next time I might try it with 34/70 or K97. In the end it was very lager-like and clean.

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