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Cream of Three Crops

130.45 calories 12.12 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: Cream Ale
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 9 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 12 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.030 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 65% (brew house)
Calories: (Per 12oz)
Carbs: (Per 12oz)
Created Monday February 9th 2015
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
10 lb American - Pale 2-Row10 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 67.8%
3.50 lb Flaked Corn3.5 lb Flaked Corn 40 0.5 23.7%
0.80 lb Flaked Rice0.8 lb Flaked Rice 40 0.5 5.4%
0.45 lb German - Acidulated Malt0.45 lb Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 3.1%
14.75 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Crystal0.5 oz Crystal Hops Leaf/Whole 7.2 Boil 60 min 8.27 40%
0.75 oz Willamette0.75 oz Willamette Hops Pellet 4.8 Boil 60 min 9.1 60%
1.25 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
52 qt Temperature 152 °F 90 min
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
60 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 255 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: Corn Sugar       Amount: 4.8 oz       CO2 Level: 2.8 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Baseline: Add 1 tsp of calcium chloride dihydrate (what your LHBS sells) to each 5 gallons of water treated. Add 2% sauermalz to the grist.

Deviate from the baseline as follows:

For soft water beers (i.e Pils, Helles). Use half the baseline amount of calcium chloride and increase the sauermalz to 3%
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Cream Ale Recipe

This is a very simple, inexpensive cream ale recipe that will get every BMC drinker in the room enjoying homebrew. So named because of the three different crops that go into the grist (Barley, Corn and Rice).

I brewed up 10 gallons of this and after kegging, bottled up a case to take to a family event (Mothers Day). Even my 78-yr old FIL, who is strict Miller Lite drinker, ended up having two pints. The chics dug it and we ran out well before the end of the evening.

The grain bill is cheap and in this case, you can use Minute Rice instead of flaked rice. No step mashing required. Simply combine the ingredients and follow a simple single infusion mash at around 152 degrees. I also mashed this for 90 minutes to get a highly attenuated beer. FG was 1.005...leaving a very dry, crisp beer with no noticeable graininess.

Batch Size: 11.50 gal
Boil Size: 14.26 gal
Estimated OG: 1.040 SG
Estimated Color: 2.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 14.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

12.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
4.00 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM)
1.00 lb Minute Rice (1.0 SRM)

1.00 oz Willamette [5.20%] (60 min)
1.00 oz Crystal [3.50%] (60 min)

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