Late addition cream ale

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  1. Apr 18, 2017 #1

    Elmer

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    This time around I was aiming for a lawnmower beer with a citrus nose. I took a bunch of Mexican/summer lagers recipes and bastardized them.
    This is my first attempt at nothing But late hops and whirlpool into.

    All Grain

    Yeast: US-05

    Batch Size (Gallons): 5

    Original Gravity: 1.050

    Final Gravity: 1.014

    IBU: 20

    Ingredients:

    5 # 2 Row

    3 # Flaked Corn

    1 # Flaked Barley

    Mash at 152f for 60 minutes
    Spa rage 170

    60 minute Boil

    1oz Cascade pellets 25 min

    Whirlfloc15 min

    1oz Centennial pellets 5 min

    1oz of Citra pellets
    chill wort to 170f then steep for 30 minutes

    Carbonate to 2.6volumes ImageUploadedByWine Making1492478894.461047.jpg
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    Un carbed, it is smooth with slight citrus/grapefruity flavor.
    Lots of citru aroma!
    Very crushable!
     
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  2. May 2, 2017 #2

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    So light, clear and drinkable.
    Went down easy, too easy.
    Has aroma and slight citrus flavor.
    Defiantly my most "commercial" like beer ImageUploadedByWine Making1493752218.500449.jpg
     
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  3. May 12, 2017 #3

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    ImageUploadedByWine Making1494551383.906366.jpg dont not taste much like a cream ale.
    More like a corona with more citrus flavor
     
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  4. May 12, 2017 #4

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    In that case, I'll be right over! Looks delish!
     
  5. May 13, 2017 #5

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    I think it is very light & crushable. Slight citra flavor & aroma.
    Swmbo did not like the flavor, felt it was too hoppy (Ron Howard voice)- it wasn't!

    Next going to try this with a lime wedge!
     
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  6. May 13, 2017 #6

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    Ha. I add lime to Carona, Coors and the like. I made a similar beer once, a lime ale. Friends thought it was great. I didn't like because if you have to add lime, it's not a very good beer. I psyched myself out. Haven't brewed that again.
     
  7. May 28, 2017 #7

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    ImageUploadedByWine Making1495980263.390590.jpg tried with a lime. Meh!
    Tastes too much like a good brew with too much lime!
    I think this recipe works on its own.
    Next time I am going to up the late addition hops, maybe some mosaic
     

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