The classic American Cream Ale: Medium-light bodied and smooth, gold in color and low in bitterness - a homebrewed “lawnmower beer.
If you enjoyed Liberty Cream Ale or California Steam, you'll love this kit!
An ale version of the light, fizzy American lager style, cream ale is a specialty of the eastern US. Our Cream Ale is medium-light bodied and smooth, gold in color and low in bitterness; the specialty grain blend adds some complexity with a clean, sweet malt profile and a hint of buttered toast in the aroma and flavor. A homebrewed "lawnmower beer" is pretty hard to beat as a summertime thirst-quencher.
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|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
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I was a little disappointed that this kit wasn’t as smooth as most Cream Ales I have tasted before.
The recipe, as is , isn’t a true cream ale. Add a pound of flaked maize or, as I did, a pound of cooked corn grits and this becomes a masterful cream ale. 5.5% ABV with the extra corn. A lot of people are complaining about the darkness of this beer. The pic is accurate if you hold it up to the light!!! That’s how you measure SRM or lovibond. Looking at it sitting on the bar is gonna make seem dark. Also, the bitterness was just outside the designated range for this style. So I divided the hop addition in half and added the first at 60 minutes and the second at 15 minutes for 19 IBUs. Ferment at 62° for a week and a diacetyl rest at 78° for 3 days. Two days of cold crashing left it almost crystal clear. Kegged it 2.5 volumes co2 and it’s near perfection. It also keeps a 1/4” foam head to the bottom of the glass.
Great base beer to add flavors. I split the batch. Vanilla and the other half added ginger & lime. Booth great!
I would recommend any product I have received and turned into Beer from Midwest Supply, I’m new at brewing but this experience has turned out to be something I will keep up with for along time. If you think it can’t be done give it a try, it’s great tasting beer also!