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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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  • Cream Ale Recipe Kit 1 Gallon
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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
4.8 / 5.0
25 Reviews
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Too early to tell. Still in the box unopened. By description it's what I want, I don't like IPA skunk beer. So I am hoping.
April 8, 2018
1 month ago
Very simple cook. Nice light blonde color. Left in one gallon fermenter for 4 weeks. Was clear as a bell.looking forward to the tasting next week!
Very creamy smooth ale, even before bottling. Still a week away from true tasting. Wish I had made this as a five gallon recipe.
March 28, 2018
1 month ago
Great results as usual
I’m using the small kits because it’s gotten a little tough schlepping the 5 gallon fermenters around. I’ve always had excellent results from Northern Brewer kits and Cream Ale is no exception. Nice color, light and refreshing (even in winter). These kits are easy and foolproof. But the fizz tabs don’t fit into the E-Z Cap style bottles - no problem, just whack each one on a piece of wax paper, then “funnel” the resulting bits into each bottle.
January 28, 2018
3 months ago
Awesome Beer!!
I made this primarily for my wife, whose not a big fan of hoppy beers. She's more of your average beer drinker. I fermented for two weeks, & added a little coconut on bottling day. This beer came out awesome! My wife loved it. ( Happy wife, happy life.) I highly recommend this beer to anyone that is more of your average beer drinker, & even to people like me who love hoppy beers too. Thanks Northern Brewer! I will definitely brew this again.
December 2, 2017
10 months ago
Chief says fly the birgee again
WE, are again in the straights ... will be back at the mooring next week ... will be tasting by the weekend.... Cheers mates
April 16, 2017
1 year ago
Very light and crisp beer
Was the best at 4 weeks in the bottle, 2 weeks in bottle was so so, hit 4 weeks and they were gone fast.
March 30, 2017
1 year ago
Time is the key...
I made my first batch of Cream Ale back in November. I was not originally very impressed. Didn't really have much taste and was generally not satisfying. Naturally I kept trying one every few weeks. Finally gave up, let the remaining 4 bottles in a box on top of a bookcase for 2 months and finally decided to just drink it to get it out of the system. I was amazed at how much better it was. It had a pleasant taste that you could really build on once you know what to expect. The carbonation improved tremendously over time and the flavor fully developed. I've only been brewing for a little over a year and I keep getting amazed by what I don't know. I'll make this again and just box it up and stash it for a while until it's had time to work it's magic. It really is good stuff if you give it a chance.
March 20, 2017
over 2 years ago
Good smooth taste
I had two friends try this and both gave it 4 stars, will make again!!
March 14, 2017
over 2 years ago
Arrived. In good condition.
Arrived. In good condition.
October 14, 2016
Great brew
this makes a great summer time beer light and crisp. going to order another batch.
July 12, 2016
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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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