Crackerjack Cream Ale

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: BleacherBrewing (Shared)
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Brewer: Jason Chalifour
Batch Size: 2.10 galStyle: Cream Ale (6A)
Boil Size: 2.70 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 4.3 SRMEquipment: 2 Gal BIAB
Bitterness: 18.0 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.054 (13.4° P)Mash Profile: BIAB, Light Body
Est FG: 1.010 SG (2.5° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 5.8%Taste Rating: 0.0

Amount Name Type #
2.00 gal Salem/Beverly MA Water 1
1 lbs Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 2
2 lbs 8.00 oz Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 3
8.00 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4
2.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 5
4.00 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 6
4.00 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 7
0.35 oz Cluster [7.8%] - Boil 30 min Hops 8
0.10 oz Cluster [7.8%] - Boil 10 min Hops 9
0.13 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) Misc 10
1.0 pkgs German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) Yeast 11

Taste Notes

The taste was spot on. The beer was foamy out of the pig, the pressure pouch failed. Properly served and carved it would've been on point. I'm half tempted to brew another batch in 2014. It had just enough hop flavor and bitterness from the Cluster. The touch of Vienna malt gave it more sweetness and body. The longer boil took care of the DMS. I gave it a 4.5 on untappd, Andy gave it a 4. No need to change a thing for the next batch.


Ended up with less than 2g after boil, topped off to get to 2G. Didn't secondary out of laziness. Racked to Party Pig, 1/3 cup sugar for priming, high end of mfg rec. Samples were on point, maybe a touch sweet. As always, worried about clarity.

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