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Offline chumba22

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please comment on my first all grain recipe
« on: May 05, 2011, 01:56:22 PM »
Hi all
First off I love this Beersmith software!!!
This will be my first all grain brew. Ive brewed more then enough extract to date
Im brewing a Cream ale and wanted to stay in the guidelines as per beersmtih
10 gallon batch
15 lbs marris otter
8 oz caraform
4 oz Biscuit Malt
4 oz Honey Malt
3 oz Spalter leaf hops 60 mins (Leaf hops becasue I got a good deal on them)
2.5 oz Saaz leaf hops  10 mins
1TSP Irish Moss  10 mins
2 pkgs Calif. ale White Labs WLP001

Any comments would be appreciated and advise too
thanks in advance

Offline MaltLicker

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Re: please comment on my first all grain recipe
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 04:35:19 PM »
Cream ales are considered hybrids, usually fairly clean and simple, and often made with adjuncts like corn to lighten the body.

All that MO, plus the carafoam plus the honey malt will make this fairly heavy for a cream ale.  At the least, I'd recommend cutting way back on the honey malt; that stuff is strong.