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Erik's Cream Ale - Extract Beer Kit

Erik's Cream Ale - Extract Beer Kit

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Description

(Makes 5 gallons) Erik Beer was the president of the local homebrew club, Doze, for a number of years.  During that time he created and perfected recipes for a number of different brews, this easy-drinking Cream Ale being one of them.  Featuring a blend of Pale and Pilsener Malt with some Flaked Maize thrown in to lighten things up, this beer is sure to be a hit.  Hopping is light on this, but definitely enough to balance things and make this brew go down smooth. 

Estimated Original Gravity:1.051-55
SRM (Color Range): 3-4
IBU's: 16-20 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.2%
 

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
 
 
Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.
 
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
 
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME

 

 

ABV %5.2
IBU18
SRM4
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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Sounded good
Kyle Lane on Jun 17, 2020
Looks tasty
Matthew S. W on Mar 17, 2020
Sounded good
Kyle Lane on Jun 17, 2020
my wife likes Cali Creamin
James B on Apr 2, 2020
Looks tasty
Matthew S. W on Mar 17, 2020
I love this style of 🍻
Peter Saavedra III on Mar 2, 2020
Trying something new
Wade L on Feb 14, 2020
Had it before. Good brew
Jeremy S on Jan 30, 2020
Good beer
Jeffrey B on Jan 20, 2020
I wanted tottery amild stout.
Jake W on Jan 7, 2020
I have used this kit previously as a base for my Creamsicle Ale and it has worked perfectly!!
Roger LaClair on Jan 6, 2020
1st try with a creme ale.
MARVIN R on Jan 4, 2020
Why not.
Shawn P on Jan 1, 2020
It was the only cream ale
Christina F on Oct 10, 2019
It's the first and only available cream ale extract kit
Dan T on Sep 30, 2019
To make an jalapeno sle..
Joshua W on Jun 13, 2019
Have done some cream ales before, looking for a good summer beer, may add honey
Alan F on May 2, 2019
We like a cream ale, and trying something new
Phillip R on Dec 21, 2018
aka Genesee pale ale from my youth
Wes B on Oct 25, 2018
I’m making this for my dad, it’s his 79th birthday and it’s going to be a surprise
Alex M on Sep 25, 2018
The reviews look good and I need something easy drinking for camping
Christopher M on Jun 8, 2018
tried it before and liked it
Wes B on May 17, 2018
It sounds like a good cream ale, perfect for summertime in Georgia!
Joe M on May 15, 2018
Perfect summer beer
Eric S on May 2, 2018
Loooove Mother Earth Brewing's Cream Ale. Can't wait to try this.
Kelsey G W on Apr 10, 2018
Have drank this before...very good!!!!
Michael W on Mar 23, 2018
I brewed this beer and before I even bottled it the flavor was great. I do not want to run out so I must brew more.
Alton B on Mar 20, 2018
I like a good cream ale so i hear this one is quality so im going to see if this is my firever cream ale
Alton B on Feb 3, 2018
Looked good!
Neil F on Feb 3, 2018
looked good
Valued C on Jan 24, 2018
my wife likes Cali Creamin
James B on Apr 2, 2020
I love this style of 🍻
Peter Saavedra III on Mar 2, 2020
When do you introduce the flaked corn?
Peter Saavedra III on Mar 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Peter - You would add the corn as if it was a steeping grain, so before you add the malt extract.
Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Two pints in and I ordered another kit!
Kit arrived well packaged and labeled. I went with the DME version, and full boil. I rushed it a little (brew day to glass in 9 days) but it came out amazing. Reminds me a lot of Spotted Cow, at least what I remember. I'm typically an all-grain brewer and steeping a pound of flaked corn without base malts seemed kinda silly it definitely shows through in the finished beer. Suspect this is also why corn sugar is added - to replicate what typically would happen in a full mash. It definitely pays off. Also, I left out a pound of DME because I wanted a lower starting gravity...1.049 and finished 1.009 with BRY-97. Had two pints and placed another order.
June 16, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Good Brewing
Nice brew kit, easy concise instructions , finished product was as described.

Regards,
G. Klein
March 3, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Nice cream ale
Great beer. I tweaked it a little to try something different and will definitely brew it this way again.
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April 16, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
One of my favorites
Recommend! Made it twice. Shared with friends last weekend. Even the non-beer drinkers loved it. Ordering another kit now before the last bottles are gone!
March 20, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Nice brew
Nice light taste could have a bit more body but a nice brew
February 22, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Too sweet, alcoholic and dark
Full disclosure: I don't think I added enough water to primary, maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon less than 5 gallons.

At 3 weeks, this beer is brown in color, and has this cloyingly sweet alcoholic finish in taste. It is more malty and porter-y in flavor. I know it's tough to rate a beer when so much of it is the brewer and what they did to it, but I just can't imagine that this is the same beer that others are describing in their reviews. It is not refreshing, it is not easy to drink, it is not a simple summer beer at all. Perhaps in time I will come to love it, but it's just taking up space in my kegerator right now.

I'll revisit it in a few weeks and update this review, but I definitely won't be brewing this beer again any time soon.
July 27, 2018
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
May 27, 2020
Malcolm MB
Great tasting beer....
My first batch of home brewed beer.... very tasty!!! Will make more!!!
April 5, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
My go to summer brew!!
This kit is a fantastic beer. Ive brewed it twice with great results, it hardly lasts me more than a month. It is refreshing and you can taste the corn!. I recommend this to anyone who likes crisp clean full bodied beer!
January 28, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great Beer
I crack the bottle as soon as it was supposed to be ready and wasn't too thrilled. I let it chill in the fridge for a week and oh man did it taste great. I got great feedback from everyone who tried it. I will definitely reorder this one.
March 4, 2017
Addition of Jalepeno Peppers
After a week in primary, I read about a Jalepeno cream ale recipe. I roasted 4 peppers, cut them up, soaked in vodka for a hour or two, and added to primary for 2 weeks. I bottled yesterday. The uncarbed beer was drinkable right out of primary. I can hardly wait to try it in 2 weeks.
May 24, 2015
Response from MoreFlavor
I tried the first bottle after a week, something that I rarely do because I usually wait 2 or 3 weeks. It is already off the hook! Somewhat spicy though it will tone down after a few weeks in the bottle. Very, very impressive. For me, this ranks up with the Nut Brown Ale extract kit that I made a year ago.
December 14, 2017
Nathan N.
Response from MoreFlavor
I tried the first bottle after a week, something that I rarely do because I usually wait 2 or 3 weeks. It is already off the hook! Somewhat spicy though it will tone down after a few weeks in the bottle. Very, very impressive. For me, this ranks up with the Nut Brown Ale extract kit that I made a year ago.
December 22, 2017
Nathan N.