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Cream Ale

130 calories 11.4 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Cream Ale
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.031 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 68% (brew house)
Source: BierMuncher
Calories: 130 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 11.4 g (Per 12oz)
Created Monday October 31st 2016
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
6 lb American - Pale 2-Row6 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 70.6%
2 lb Flaked Corn2 lb Flaked Corn 40 0.5 23.5%
0.50 lb Flaked Rice0.5 lb Flaked Rice 40 0.5 5.9%
8.5 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz East Kent Goldings0.5 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 60 min 10.22 50%
0.50 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker0.5 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 4 Boil 60 min 8.18 50%
1 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
mash at 150 / 90 min Temperature 150 °F 90 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 2.33 qt/lb
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
65 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter 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.

While this doesn't adhere to the strict beer laws, and I don't consider this one of my "craft" efforts, it is without a doubt the beer that I get the most "you really made this beer?" comments.

So if you've got some hard core "If it ain't Budweiser it ain't beer…" drinking friends…give this a try.

This beer clears up quickest of any of my recipes.

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  • Last Updated: 2016-11-28 14:04 UTC
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