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Cream Ale 1 Gallon Recipe Kit


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Our Cream Ale is medium-bodied and smooth, gold in color and low in bitterness; the specialty grain blend adds some complexity with a clean, sweet malt profile and a hint of buttered toast in the aroma and flavor.

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Cream Ale 1 Gallon Recipe Kit

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An ale version of the light, fizzy American lager style, cream ale is a specialty of the eastern US. A homebrewed “lawnmower beer” is pretty hard to beat as a summertime thirst-quencher.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield1 Gallon
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Cream Ale 1 Gallon Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original GravityNo
Total Time to MakeNo
4.7 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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Excellent first brew choice
I just tasted the first cold bottle of this, my first ever batch of beer. Two weeks fermenting and one week in the bottle and finally cracked one open yesterday. Pleasant and balanced, it was just the right thing for a warm late summer afternoon. It is a very satisfying feeling to have made this myself, with a little help from my wife during bottling. I was so inspired by it, I cooked up my second batch - a different NB offering - last night. I will surely brew this one again.
September 17, 2013
Great tasting cream ale.
I've just bottled my third batch of this ale, it's a nice light cream ale perfect for the summer. Had several friends try it and they all loved it. Perfect for a new brewer and tastes good enough you'll probably brew it again.
July 25, 2013
Lives up to its hype!
My 4th home-brew kit. Cracked one open after 2 weeks primary and 1 week in bottles and it was not yet carbonated, unfortunately. Just cracked another open yesterday after 2 weeks in bottles, and wow! Mind Blown! This was a very user friendly batch with a lot of room for experimenting. Nice honey flavor and aroma with a sweet and smooth after taste. No bitterness, and a nice creamy mouth feel. I fermented for 2 weeks at 62-64 degrees. This was my first time using an ice bath to regulate the fermentation temperature, and I will do this on all of my batches from this point forward. Very happy, and very pleased. Buy this kit, you won't be upset with your final product.Will also try to save 2 to age, these are supposed to get even better with age!
February 25, 2014
Had the first bottle and loved it
I bottled my first batch of this 12 days ago and curiosity was driving me nuts. I had to try a bottle. After tasting it I was blown away! It was fantastic! I will give the other bottles 2 more days to condition, then into the fridge they will go. They won't stay in there for long.
October 16, 2013
My first Cream Ale, ever.. That I know of. Bought randomly, wish I brewed five gallons. Tastes yeasty, I assume this is how its supposed to taste. Another good 'everyday'/year round beer, will brew a full batch soon. For now, I must savor my last few bottles.
August 5, 2014
Great first home brew
Received the brewing kit as a Christmas present from my 18 yo son. Start to finish couldn't be any simpler. 2 wks of fermenting, then into the bottles. Used a couple of 7 oz soda bottles for "test" bottles. after 1 wk, still tasted a bit "green". After another wk of conditioning, it tasted great! still have 2 bottles left, saving them for later this summer when relatives come for the 4th of July.
April 16, 2014
Great brew
this makes a great summer time beer light and crisp. going to order another batch.
July 12, 2016
Light, Easy Beer
This beer seems to have the broadest appeal from friends. Making 1 gallon at a time allows me to try a variety of different styles -- I'll be making this again!
December 2, 2013
Good beer
This is my second home brew this kit was simple and the beer tastes great. I will be buying this kit again soon.
February 23, 2014
My first kit made good beer
This was my first time brewing beer went as planned and made good beer.
January 28, 2014
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My 1 gallon kit did not come with a syrup was it suppose to "cream ale*?
Rickey W on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, no there is no syrup. The kit only includes steeping grains and bag, DME, yeast, hops and carbonation tabs. Under "Additional Information" you can download the brewing instructions for this recipe which list the package contents.
I have cracked open a couple of mine and they have a very carbonated taste to them, almost like drinking club soda. Is this normal? Mine were in the fermentor for 2 weeks and then in the bottles for a little over a week.
Mike R on Mar 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used the cream ale as a base for a shandy. I added 2 fresh lemons to the boil and lemon zest to primary fermentation. It came out pretty good. Sounds like you did everything correct. Do you have good carbonation? I always look for a good 1 to 2 inch head on a pour. Could you have had problems with priming sugar?
I just cracked open my first bottle of this cream ale and am really disappointed. i'm not blaming the kit - I want to know what I might have done wrong. The problems: beer is a very cloudy, dirty orange color. Initially a nice hop flavor, but quickly turns into an unpleasant orange-juicy flavor. Also, it leaves some kind of oily film in your mouth.

I followed the directions brewing, but kept it boiling about 15 extra minutes for no particular reason. I liquefied the yeast in warm water before pitching. Initially, I left the fermenter in a place that turned out to be too cool, so I moved it to a different place, temps consistently 65-68 degrees. Then I left it in the fermenter for four weeks instead of two due to some unexpectedly busy weekends. Bottled 2 weeks ago. OG about 1.040, FG a little over 1.010. I will wait a couple more weeks and see if it gets better, but I wonder what I might have done wrong.
L A on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sounds like the beer needs more time in the bottle to settle and flavors to develop. Store in a cool place around 50 degrees if you can manage. Store bottles upright and sediment will settle to the bottom then pour carefully. I would stress the aeration step as an important step to ensure the yeast are healthy and make good tasting beer. Shake for 2-4 minutes before adding yeast. You let it sit for a little too long so that will impact it as well in combination with an aeration step. Also sounds like the siphon was not done very carefully if the brew is real cloudy. Or was not chilled quickly enough after the boil. Sanitation is also critical...if you think you are doing it well enough, you are not and can always do a better job - this is the most important thing about brewing so consider reviewing your process. Contact CS directly to delve into details.
This will be my next brew. I really like light beers with coconut flavor. At what point would I add it and what type of coconut would I use?
Carlos d on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are a lot of ways to add flavors like coconut to beer; one of the easiest and most popular ways is to find an extract and add it at bottling. A little can go a long way, so it usually best to start with a little and add more incrementally until it suits your taste. Let us know if you have any more questions!

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