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Cream Ale - Prohibition Style

176 calories
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Method: All Grain
Style: Cream Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.038 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Tom Line
Calories: 176 calories (Per 12oz)
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Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
8 lb American - Pale 2-Row8 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 80%
2 lb Flaked Corn2 lb Flaked Corn 40 0.5 20%
10 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
0.5 oz Cluster0.5 oz Cluster Hops Pellet 6.5 Boil 60 min 13.81
0.25 oz Northern Brewer0.25 oz Northern Brewer Hops Pellet 7.8 Boil 15 min 4.11
0.25 oz Northern Brewer0.25 oz Northern Brewer Hops Pellet 7.8 Boil 0 min
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
12.5 qtMash at 150 (water at 161?)Temperature150 °F60 min
12.75 qtadd half sparge, drain, repeatSparge170 °F15 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
59 - 75 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
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Target Water Profile: Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
Hamilton Ohio Tap Water Through Carbon Filter (removes chlorine and lower ph from 8.6 to 8.1)mineral content stays same.
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Add 1 ml lactic acid (88%) or use acidified malt if needed to drop ph after mash settles in.

Makes good lawn mower beer. Corn goes through funky time when aging in fridge. There will be a malt vinegar smell for 2 days, then just a malt vinegar taste for 2 days, then the taste and odors clean up nicely. Serve at 40 degees and drink out of bottle.

Highest OG I ever got is 48 using a 75 minute mash. Adding a pound of sugar (which is within style for cream ale) might do the trick to raise the O.G. 7 to 9 degrees.

2nd Place. BockBeer fest 2014. Liberty Home German American association. Hamilton, Ohio.

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Last Updated: 2014-09-07 17:53 UTC
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