Cream Ale Recipe - NoVa Cream Ale

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NoVa Cream Ale

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All Grain
5.5 Gallon(s)
8 Gallon(s)
90 min
75%
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Actually, I usually get 80 % efficiency, so, usually come out with 5.1-5.6 ABV. Also, I add the first hops at 60 minutes and the second at 5-10 minutes for a bit more hop forward. Oh, and I have yet to hit an FG above 1.010 Do this, and you can toss this BJCP scale in the trash, but you'll have an outstanding summer ale. Finally, I tend to do a partial decoction (fluid only) for each rise in temps.....only because I seem to never hit my mark with infusion (^%$@^!!!!!). Thus, there's usually an extended time period between temp changes. Who knows, maybe this is why this beer turns out so friggen good. Regardless, unbelievably (if not shockingly) smooth and good. Enjoy!

Fermentables

% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
37% 3.5 Pilsner - US 34
Mash
42% 4 2-Row - US 37
Mash
5% 0.5 Honey Malt - CA 37
25°
Mash
11% 1 Flaked Corn - US 37
Mash
5% 0.5 Corn Sugar (Dextrose) - US 46
Late
9.5 lb

Hops

oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
1.5 Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Pellet Boil 35 minutes 4.3 18.8
1 Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Pellet Boil 1 minutes 4.3 0.7
2.5 oz IBUs calculated using the Tinseth formula

Yeast

name attenuation  
Wyeast American Ale 1056 75%
 

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Mash Steps

type heat temp °F time
Mash in with 3gal water Infusion 133 0 minutes
Protien Rest Infusion 122 30 minutes
Infusion or Decoction to 148° Decoction 148 30 minutes
Sacchrification Rest Direct Heat 148 60 minutes
Infusion or Decoction to 170° Direct Heat 170 10 minutes
Vorloft.....etc. Direct Heat 170 60 minutes
 

Special Instructions

  1. Mash in 1.5qt of 133° water per LB of grain (3.5 Gal).
  2. Protien Rest at 122° for 30 minutes.
  3. Infuse additional (boiling?) water to raise mash temp to 148°. Alternatively, drain 2 gallons of wort into boil pot, bring to boil and roll back into mash. Adjust mash temp to approximately 148°.
  4. Saccharification Rest for 60 minutes.
  5. Mash out (Raise mash temp to 170° any friggen way you can).
  6. Vorloft until wort is clean.....begin collecting wort in boil kettle.
  7. Sparge with 170° water; collect 8 gallons.
  8. Begin 90 minute boil.
  9. 35 minutes (I prefer 60 minute): Add 1.5 oz hops
  10. 10 minutes: Add sugar and 1/2 tsp Yeast Nutrient
  11. Flame out: Add .5 oz hops and one whirlfloc tablet.
  12. Cool - add yeast (I prefer a starter).....blah-blah-blah

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Recipe Facts

NoVa Cream Ale
Cream Ale
5.50 Gallons Liters
8.00 Gallons Liters  @  90  min
1.048
1.012
3.8° SRM
75%
19.4 IBU (tinseth)
0.40
4.7% ABV
160 per 12oz
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