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Empire Builder Imperial Cream Ale Extract Kit


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Creating the railroad empire across the west took considerable fortitude, commitment, and a strong back. Empire Builder Cream Ale is a nod to that incredible effort.

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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Creating the railroad empire across the west took considerable fortitude, commitment, and a strong back. Empire Builder Cream Ale is a nod to that incredible effort. This recipe boasts an original gravity of 1.074, certainly not for the weak of heart, and the sturdy malt backbone provides the basis on which this strength is founded.

Speaking of commitment, Americans have brewed the Cream Ale style for a century or more, growing and adapting it right along with our railways. This scaled up version of the classic boasts clean malt flavors, a firm bitterness, and features traditional adjuncts to achieve its medium body. Pouring with a deep golden hue and capped with a dense brilliantly white foam cloud, Empire Builder Cream Ale forges west into the sunset, never looking back.

Brewing Notes:
  • Style: Imperial Cream Ale
  • Fermentation Range: 60 - 73F
  • OG: 1.074
  • SRM: 5
  • IBUs: 31
  • ABV: 7.9%
Tasting Notes:
  • Clean, grainy malt character
  • Spicy, floral hop flavor
  • Faint alcohol notes
  • Medium-high body
  • Moderately long, smooth finish
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Empire Builder Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1074
Total Time to Make8 weeks
3.5 / 5.0
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Smooth Brew
I made this for the first time, sat in primary for 2 weeks and 2 in secondary, I waited a week to try the first was actually good, I wasn't expecting to be ready. After 3 more week this brew is great. I'm trying to keep it for the spring time but might not last
January 26, 2017
10 months ago
First review
Just brewed and came out good to start. Be careful of boil over after adding the DME and sugar at the 45min mark. My original gravity came out a lot lower than what is said to be, I'm at 1.066 so disappointed in that especially with this being an imperial kit. Hopefully it will turn out good still.
December 26, 2016
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What's the ABV for this drink?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The batch I made came in at around 8 percent. Pretty strong but smooth.
1 16oz bottle will give you a good buzz.Best beer I've ever made.I highly recommend it.
do you need a yeast starter for this beer?
A shopper on Mar 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Northern Brewer. Since the original gravity of this beer is 1.074 we do suggest creating a yeast starter or you could just purchase two packets of yeast and pitch it at the same time. This will prevent the yeast from getting fatigued eating all of that sugar and turning it into alcohol. Cheers!

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