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Cream AlePosted under Beer on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 11:00:52 PM
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Today's brew was a Brewer's Best Cream Ale extract kit.
Starting off, here's the kit:
Gear, ingredients and instructions laid out:
Measuring water for the boil:
Boiling water (my new propane burner works GREAT):
My helper decided to pay me a visit:
Boiling wort after the first hop addition:
End of the boil:
I can never quite tell what the damn hydrometer says (I need glasses). It looks to me like 1.048 or 1.049. Target OG is 1.049-1.053.
Into the primary:
I love blog articles with lots of pictures. They're quick and easy!
Update 3/12 @ 7 PM - the airlock is going like a sonovabitch now!
Update 3/28 - kegged and chilled yesterday, ABV came in right around 5.4% which is just right. Force carbed today and just had my first glass. Very impressed with this kit thus far. I was a bit worried it would be too much like American macro lagers but it's definitely not. It's got a great flavor and seems like a good session beer, which is just what I was hoping for. I think I'll be doing this kit again.