Cream of Three Crops – Cream Ale

Cream ales are not creamy and taste more like a lager than an ale (which makes sense considering the history of the cream ale). This recipe comes from HBT, and as the hundreds of pages of replies suggest, is a great beer to keep on tap if you have non craft beer drinking friends. Whether with fried fish, football, or while cutting the grass, this is a deliciously refreshing beer.

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size (into fermenter): 11.00 gal
Batch Size (into kegs): 10.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.042 SG
Estimated Color: 3.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 15.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

14 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
4 lbs 8.0 oz Flaked Maize (Corn) (1.3 SRM)
1 lbs Flaked Rice (1.0 SRM)

1.00 oz Crystal [3.50% AA] – Boil 60.0 min
1.00 oz Willamette [5.50% AA] – Boil 60.0 min

2.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) (Rehydrated)

Mash Schedule:
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Mash @ 152.0 F 90 min
Batch sparge with 168.0 F water until you reach correct pre-boil volume for your system.