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Vanilla Caramel Cream Ale

181.87 calories 19.01 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: Cream Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 4 gallons
Efficiency: 70% (steeping grains only)
Source: Cheesefood

Calories: (Per 12oz)
Carbs: (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday March 21st 2012
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
3 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light3 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 42.9%
3 lb Dry Malt Extract - Wheat3 lb Dry Malt Extract - Wheat 42 3 42.9%
6 lb / 0.00
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 60L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 14.3%
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 60 min 50%
0.50 oz Saaz0.5 oz Saaz Hops Pellet 3.5 Boil 20 min 25%
0.50 oz Tettnanger0.5 oz Tettnanger Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 2 min 25%
2 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tsp Irish Moss Fining Boil 10 min.
4 oz Lactose Other Boil 15 min.
8 oz Lactose Other Bottling --
2 oz Real Vanilla Extract Flavor Primary --
2 oz Real Vanilla Extract Flavor Bottling --
12 oz Light DME Other Bottling --
Wyeast - German Ale 1007
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
55 - 68 °F
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator

Extra light DME
Steep grains at around 160°F for 40 minutes.
Add all 6 lbs of DME.
Add Cascade hops and boil for 60 min.
Add Saaz hops @ 40 minute mark of the boil (add to boil for 20 minutes)
Add 4oz of lactose at 45 minute mark (add to boil for 15 minutes)
Add 1 tsp of Irish Moss at the 50 minute mark (add to boil for 10 minutes)
Add Tettnang hops at flameout.
Cool to room temperature, add 2oz of pure vanilla extract. Aerate (shake) the wort, and pitch the yeast.

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Hebron Brewing Co
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System Account 10/11/2012 at 01:02am
I plan to try this one next. I have a question about some of the ingredients used at bottling. You have listed 8 oz lactose and 12 oz light dme. Is it safe to assume that you mean either/or, or do i use both to batch prime?

System Account 12/05/2013 at 04:40pm
Use both. The lactose will not ferment. It is added for sweetness. The light dme will ferment. It is for CO2.

Keith S. 03/17/2014 at 04:49pm
Based on the calculator in BeerSmith, the amount of LME used for bottling gives you a carb level of 4 volumes of this really what was intended? That seems a bit extreme...

pdgep2 08/10/2014 at 01:58am
Do I skip the lactose and dme if I am kegging

Keith S. 08/10/2014 at 02:02am
The DME, yes, as that's to give you carbonation in the bottle...the lactose is for sweetness, which you want.

pdgep2 08/10/2014 at 02:29am
Never mind I get it

Lil'Red 09/25/2019 at 02:27am
4 of 5

We modified the recipe and did not use the irish moss (not available in our store) so our product is a tad cloudy but other than that the flavour is outstanding. I feel like this would make a great Christmas beer.

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