Cream Ale/Brett C Pale (Concentrated)
Cream Ale


Type: All Grain

Date: 4/22/2014

Batch Size: 7.00 gal

Brewer: Mike Young
Boil Size: 7.94 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (8 gal) and Cooler (48 qt)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes:


Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb Pilsner, Canadian (2.0 SRM) Grain 55.56 %
6.00 lb Pale Malt, Golden Promise (3.0 SRM) Grain 33.33 %
2.00 lb Rice, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 11.11 %
1.00 oz Summit [16.50 %] (60 min) Hops 36.6 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [7.00 %] (5 min) Hops 3.1 IBU
1 Pkgs Brett C (Wyeast Labs #5151) Yeast-Ale
1 Pkgs Safale American Ale (DCL Yeast #US-05) Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.070 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.070 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.020 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.52 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.84 %
Bitterness: 39.6 IBU Calories: 313 cal/pint
Est Color: 4.9 SRM Color:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 18.00 lb
Sparge Water: 3.60 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 26.00 qt of water at 164.3 F 154.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 10.2 PSI Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 38.0 F Age for: 21.0 days
Storage Temperature: 60.0 F  


4/22/14 - Didn't take gravity reading after diluting w/ water. Pitched US-05 into one fermenter and Brett C saved yeast (6 month old) into other.
5/27/14 - Kegged Blonde. Added 1 oz strawberry extract after tasting the blonde and it being a little too bitter. FG=1.010
6/24/14 - Kegged Brett C Blonde. FG=1.004. Subtle tropicle fruit notes with a crisp finish. Saved yeast cake into 3 plastic bottles.
7/22/14 - Dumped half the remaining keg of Strawberry Cream Ale. The bitterness was just a bit too strong for such a light beer with a neutral yeast. Looking forward to trying the Brett C batch to see if the funk can compete with the overly bitter light base.

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