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« on: July 12, 2017, 01:02:16 PM »

Here is my recipe for a tasty summer libation, perfect for lawn mowing. I really do think using the 6-row adds an authentic character to it, but this recipe does come out quite "corny" so you could lessen the flaked maize if you wanted to. I've tried this with a few different yeasts, but my favorites are the Wyeast Kölsch2565 or White Labs WLP 080. Wyeast German lager yeast dried it out too much (very good beer, but not a true cream ale) and 1056 produced a decent beer but not what I really wanted.

6 gal batch
75% efficiency
1.046 OG -18 IBU -

4 lb 6-row
4 lb Great Western NW Pale
1.5 lb Flaked Maize/Corn
0.375 lb Cane Sugar (last 5 min of boil)
60 min - 0.4 oz Zythos 10.5%AA
10 min - 1 oz Crystal 4.3% AA
Wyeast Kölsch 2565 Yeast

Mash at 148º for 60 min and then mashout at 168º for 10 min.
60 min boil
Ferment at 60º for 3 weeks, then cold crash and lager for 4 weeks.
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