2009-09-06 Cream Ale

A ProMash Brewing Session Report

Brewing Date: Sunday September 06, 2009
Head Brewer: Roy Roberts
Asst Brewer:   
Recipe: Cream Ale

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
03-C Light Ale, Cream Ale

Min OG: 1.044 Max OG: 1.055   
Min IBU: 10 Max IBU: 22   
Min Clr: 2 Max Clr: 4  Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
Batch Size (Gal): 8.00 Wort Size (Gal): 8.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 15.00      
Anticipated OG: 1.054 Plato: 13.42
Anticipated SRM: 3.9        
Anticipated IBU: 25.6      
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75  %   
Wort Boil Time: 60  Minutes   

Actual OG: 1.054 Plato: 13.42   
Actual FG: 1.012 Plato: 3.07   
Alc by Weight: 4.36 by Volume: 5.58 From Measured Gravities.
ADF: 77.1 RDF: 64.2 Apparent & Real Degree of Fermentation.

Actual Mash System Efficiency: 75 %
Anticipated Points From Mash: 54.37
Actual Points From Mash: 54.37

Formulas Used
Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %
Additional Utilization Used For First Wort Hops: -10 %

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
33.3 5.00 lbs.  Flaked Corn (Maize) America 1.040 1
66.7 10.00 lbs.  Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.00 oz.  Cluster Pellet 7.90 21.4 First WH
2.00 oz.  Cascade Homegrown Whole 3.84 4.2 10 min

DCL Yeast US-56 SafAle American Ale

Mash Schedule
Mash Name:    dual infuse good
Total Grain Lbs: 15.00   
Total Water Qts: 17.56 Before Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal: 4.39 Before Additional Infusions
Tun Thermal Mass: 0.05   
Grain Temp: 75.00 F   

Step Name
First Infuse 2 45 153 152 Infuse 167 17.56 1.17
Second Infuse 5 15 162 162 Infuse 211 4.20 1.45

Total Water Qts: 21.76 After Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal: 5.44 After Additional Infusions
Total Mash Volume Gal: 6.64 After Additional Infusions

Runnings Stopped At: 1.010 SG 2.56 Plato

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
All infusion amounts are in Quarts.
All infusion ratios are Quarts/Lbs.

Mash Schedule

Fermentation Specifics
Pitched From: Starter
Amount Pitched: 0 mL
Lag Time: 0.00 hours

Primary Fermenter: Glass
Primary Type: Closed
Days In Primary: 0
Primary Temperature: 68 degrees F

Original Gravity: 1.054 SG 13.42 Plato
Finishing Gravity: 1.012 SG 3.07 Plato

Mash Notes
Last runnings pH 5.4, slightly sweet, very slightly astringent. As usual, no actual hydrometer readings.

The Cascade homegrown were 12 ounces wet freshly picked, estimated equivalent of 2 ounces dry.

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