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Cream Ale All-Grain Kit


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The classic American Cream Ale: Medium-light bodied and smooth, gold in color and low in bitterness - a homebrewed “lawnmower beer."

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary Cold Ice Packs with all liquid yeasts. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip, given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

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Cream Ale All Grain Beer 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. Our Cream Ale is medium-light 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. A homebrewed “lawnmower beer” is pretty hard to beat as a summertime thirst-quencher.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Cream Ale All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1040
Total Time to Make4 weeks
4.8 / 5.0
85 Reviews
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Impress your buddies with an easy to brew lawnmower beer.
I agree with Jason that there's a discernible honey note to the finished beer, although the batch I brewed was not clocking in at 6.5%! Dare I suggest add a wedge of lemon to a pint of this stuff? Anyways, I will definitely brew this beer again. Don't let the "yellow fizzy" appearance scare you away. This beer is a keeper!
June 20, 2011
A Family Favorite
I brewed the extract version of this last year and it was so good I had to try the all grain version. This batch I added a 1/2lb of clover honey at flameout. It boosted the ABV up to 5.8%! Have to be really careful with this one as it goes down so smoothly it will hit you before you know it. Carbed it up at 2.8vols to make it really fizzy. The combination of the high carbonation, plus the dry finish of the honey makes this very nice. It's my wife's favorite brew. I'm about ready to make another batch just so I can put one in my new kegging system for the warm weather. This one is a standard in my house!
March 23, 2013
A pleasant surprise
I usually make hoppy beers, roasted browns, porters or stouts, but I had to try this one based on the ratings, reviews, and price. I cannot believe all the flavor that comes from a fairly simple/light grain bill and US-05 yeast. The honey malt really comes through and adds some nice sweetness. When I plugged the recipe into BeerSmith, the bitterness was a bit higher than its Cream Ale profile, so I modified the recipe to use .75 oz Cluster for 60 minutes and the remaining .25 oz for the last 10 minutes of the boil. I may have to keep a keg of this on-hand at all times for those who prefer something lighter but smooth and flavorful.
April 22, 2012
My first All-grain. Tasted a little early and was disappointed. Waited a week extra for bottle conditioning and I was rewarded with my best brew so far. Thanks NB and Forum members for keeping me working to resolve my water problems.
September 5, 2014
July 6, 2016
You get what you pay for :)
Honestly this All-Grain is simple, pure, and clean. Only one hop addition, easy to brew, quick 1st and 2nd fermentation, and only 2 weeks to condition. You can not complain if you need a make large quantities at cheap price.In a review below by captainthristy, the beer is very light and watery and would definitely benefit from a dry hopping in secondary. Good Kit and you can definitely alter the recipe a bit and add more hops.Flavor wise it is a very light body, with a bitter floral taste, and a very clean tasting. Still better tasting than any american beer i have tasted. Almost lager like.
November 1, 2011
Great every time
I am ordering this for the third time. It was my first all grain and it is the best easy drinking beer ever. Highly recommended.This tastes just like boddington minus the nitrogen crreamy head.
May 20, 2011
Great Ale
I brewed this some time ago as my first AG batch, substituting the hops for cascade.Very nice, pale yellow ale with great head, body, nose, and, most importantly, flavor. Needless to say, the keg was drained very quickly.A great "gateway brew" to introduce light "beer" drinkers to the world of craft beers. Very good beer all around.
March 26, 2010
Going to be a standard in the kegerator
I have been searching for a great beer to keep on tap for the "normal" beer drinkers that come to visit. This one knocked it out of the park and is going to take the place of the Blue Moon I have been keeping. It has great flavor, but is "normal" enough that the average beer drinker will enjoy it. My other taps and bottles have been unused since putting this one on tap, it is that good.
August 19, 2012
A Consistent Crowd Pleaser
I have brewed over ten batches of cream ale over the past five years and I have always had success. This is a favorite of many of my friends and one said it was the best beer he had ever tasted. I have brewed this beer with extract and all-grain and they are both excellent.
July 12, 2010
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Has anyone added vanilla bean to this recipe? I'm going to try it out and was thinking 2 whole beans added into primary.
Doug O on Jan 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I often add vanilla and change the malt bill around just a bit, I would recommend more than 2 beans, I usually add 6 during secondary after they soak in Maker's Mark during primary. Could be overkill for some, but I love vanilla and find it mellows out nicely in the bottle.
Hi, what is the abv of this beer and final gravity ? I'm having a stuck fermentation at 1.020 and want to know how far off I am. Thanks
J O on Dec 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A typical final gravity for that kit is 1.010 - 1.014.
I am interested in trying the recipes with the orange and cream ale. I was wondering how much orange peel or orange blossom honey should be added to a 5 gallon batch?
C O on Jul 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Orange blossom honey, despite the name, does not taste like oranges, more like 'baby aspirin' once fermented. The orange peel comes in 1 ounce packages which we feel is the perfect amount to get a nice character in the beer. I liek to use 1/2 ounce for a light compliment flavor and might be safer for a first try...less is sometimes more. Add near the end of the boil.

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