Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale

The last keg of Weed Death Wheat Ale is about to blow and I need something on the lighter end of the flavor spectrum on tap for the summer months.  Now, it seems that every time I brew a "summer" beer I end up not liking it.  I think this comes from the fact that I just can't stand wheat beers.  Heck, I just haven't liked anything that I've brewed that ends up on this tap.  A cream ale seems like it could be more to my liking since I'm a fan of some Kolsch beers and this recipe uses Kolsch yeast and a Kolsch-ish recipe.  This recipe comes to us thanks to MuddyMikes on the MoreBeer Forums.  Here's the recipe and the label:



Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale
6-A Cream Ale
Author: Wade L. Williams

Size: 11.04 gal
Efficiency: 64.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 151.0 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.046 (1.042 - 1.055)
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 (1.006 - 1.012)
Color: 6.04 (2.5 - 5.0)
Alcohol: 4.46% (4.2% - 5.6%)
Bitterness: 18.5 (15.0 - 20.0)

Ingredients:
14.06 lb English 2-row Pils
3.52 lb Corn Flaked (Maize)
1.17 lb German CaraHell
0.59 lb Belgian Aromatic
0.59 lb Biscuit Malt (Mout Roost 50)
1 oz Cluster Hops (7.0%) - added during boil, boiled 75 min
.5 oz Mt. Hood Hops (6.5%) - added during boil, boiled 75 min
1 tsp Wyeast Nutrient - added during boil, boiled 10 min
.5 oz Mt. Hood (6.5%) - added during boil, boiled 5 min
2 ea White Labs WLP029 German Ale/K├Âlsch

Notes
Saccharification Rest Temp : 152 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 165 Time: 15
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 30

*** Pitch 2 lbs of California Orange Blossom Honey, dissolved in 2 cups of hot water, in primary fermentor 5 days after fermentation starts. ***

*** Pitch zest of  3 naval oranges into pramary fermentor 14 days after fermentation starts. ***

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