Batch 1 of Vanilla Cream Ale

Date Brewed: 13 Nov 2008 Date Racked: 3 Dec 2008
Date Packaged: 3 Dec 2008 Date Ready: 3 Dec 2008

Selected Style and BJCP Guidelines
6A-Light Hybrid Beer-Cream Ale

Minimum OG: 1.042 SG Maximum OG: 1.055 SG
Minimum FG: 1.006 SG Maximum FG: 1.012 SG
Minimum IBU: 15 IBU Maximum IBU: 20 IBU
Minimum Color: 2.5 SRM Maximum Color: 5.0 SRM

Recipe Overview
Target Wort Volume Before Boil: 3.00 US gals Actual Wort Volume Before Boil: 3.00 US gals
Target Wort Volume After Boil: 2.50 US gals Actual Wort Volume After Boil: 2.50 US gals
Target Volume Transferred: 2.50 US gals Actual Volume Transferred: 2.50 US gals
Target Volume At Pitching: 2.60 US gals Actual Volume At Pitching: 2.50 US gals
Target Volume Of Finished Beer: 2.50 US gals Actual Volume Of Finished Beer: 2.10 US gals
Target Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.008 SG Actual Pre-Boil Gravity: -No Record-
Target OG: 1.053 SG Actual OG: 1.053 SG
Target FG: 1.013 SG Actual FG: 1.016 SG
Target Apparent Attenuation:: 74.9 % Actual Apparent Attenuation: 68.9 %
Target ABV: 5.3 % Actual ABV: 4.9 %
Target ABW: 4.2 % Actual ABW: 3.8 %
Target IBU (using Rager): 19.3 IBU Actual IBU: 20.1 IBU
Target Color (using Morey): 15.7 SRM Actual Color: 16.1 SRM
Target Mash Efficiency: 75.0 % Actual Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Target Fermentation Temp: 64 degF Actual Fermentation Temp: 64 degF

Ingredient Amount % MCU When
US Caramel 60L Malt 1lb 0oz 28.6 % 23.1 In Mash/Steeped
Extract - Bavarian Wheat Dried Extract 2lb 8oz 71.4 % 7.7 Start Of Boil

Variety Alpha Amount IBU Form When
US Glacier 5.0 % 0.40 oz 19.3 Loose Pellet Hops 60 Min From End

Other Ingredients
Ingredient Amount When
Lactose 8.00 oz In Boil
Whirlfloc Tablet 1.00 oz In Boil

White Labs WLP029-German Ale/Kolsch

Water Profile
Target Profile: No Water Profile Chosen
Mash pH: 5.2
pH Adjusted with: Unadjusted

Total Calcium (ppm): 15 Total Magnesium (ppm): 5
Total Sodium (ppm): 14 Total Sulfate (ppm): 0
Total Chloride(ppm): 9 Total Bicarbonate (ppm): 0

Mash Schedule
Mash Type: Full Mash
Schedule Name: No Chosen Schedule

Step Type Temperature Duration

Mash Notes

Boil Notes

Fermentation Notes

Packaging Notes
Added vanilla extract, but too much.

Tasting Notes
Beer had quite a strong vanilla taste initally, faded a bit with time, but was extremely popular with the female contingent.