Cream Ale

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  1. Mar 20, 2018 #1

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    How does this sound folk for a 22l AG BIAB Batch:

    2kg Maris Otter
    1kg German Pils
    500g Carapils
    900g Flaked Maize

    12g Simcoe for 60.

    CML Pale Ale Yeast.




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  2. Mar 20, 2018 #2

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    Fits the style...4.6% and around 20 ibu based on the default aau for simcoe.
     
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    Hi!
    If you haven't got the flaked maize yet, you can substitute el cheapo corn flakes.
     
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    I use ordinary table sugar to dry it out.
    No more than 10% of recipe.
     
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    Thanks all .
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    Nice! Keep us posted! Mine had calmed down a bit now....
     
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    Just took a fg on this....it's gone to 1006 with the cml cali common yeast,88% attenuation and a not so quaffable 6.3%! Colour is the palest I've seen! Gonna kick the stout out the fridge and cold crash this now. Should have mentioned it's roughly the gh cream ale....
     
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    I used cornflakes instead of flaked maize at about 15% w/w equivalent of the grain bill in a recent beer and was not impressed, there was a distinct taste of breakfast cereal. Not for me.
     
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    This tastes fine. The brew fridge has an eerie tangerine glow about it. My stout was at 1012 which seemed a little high so I put it onto the heat pad and it's pressurised and kicked off again....
     
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    A few weeks later than planned but we’re off with this one.
    Mashing as we speak.
    I went for actual flaked maize in the end as opposed to cheap stuff by way of experiment. Will try cornflakes next and compare.
    The texture of flaked is tougher - put it this way you couldn’t pour milk over and eat !!

    Trying CML Pale yeast for the first time today.


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    I find the pale yeast comparable to 05...it ferments very quickly initially but I still leave it a couple of weeks. It drops very clear but isn't that flocculant. I'm going to try and repeat some brews with mj to see if there's a vast difference. The cml is dead cheap though....
     
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    MJ is on my list to try.
    I’d forgotten I had this CML , when rummaging through my brew tub found it !


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    Good to hear. If my experience is anything to go by stay with flaked maize its cheap enough. Ask yourself how many 'real' brewers use cornflakes?
    Hope your cream ale works out.
     
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    All done. Efficiency wasn’t perfect , a couple of points down 1.050 v 1.053 but should still be ok.

    Nicely tucked away in the brew fridge now next to the merry berry cider bubbling away !


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    MJ M44 sticks to the bottom of the bottle like cement, same with M54!
     
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    Bottled this one up today. More than I thought at 43 bottles .

    Taste was pleasant .. but not the cream ale I was thinking ... give it time ?


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    @Clint what’s your verdict on the cream ale ?
    Jury is still out with mine.
    Need to let condition a while longer.


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