Ligero Brewing ” Gwyndolyn, Eastern PA Cream Ale”

We named this one after our daughter who lives in Pennsylvania, because it is a perfect example of an eastern Pa Cream Ale.

Style Information

Name: Gwyndolyn
Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Category: Cream Ale
Type: Ale
 

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Golden Light 4.75 Lbs Excellent for boosting gravity and yeast propagation
Carafoam 8 oz Steeping grain adds body and head retention
Carapils 8 oz Steeping grain adds body and head retention
Honey 4 oz Steep until 170 degrees

Hops

Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Czech 2 oz 3% 6 60 min aroma is very mild, earthy, herbal and spicy.
Saaz 1 oz 3.5% 3.5 0 min Added at flameout aroma is very mild, earthy, herbal and spicy.
Willamette 1oz 4.7% 4.7 60 Mild and pleasant, slightly spicy, fruity, floral, a little earthy.
Willamette 1oz 4.7% 4.7 0 min Added at flameout

Yeasts

Name Amount Notes
Wlpoo9 1 vial started 24 hours in advance

Boil

Amount: 6
Water Description: filtered
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 5

Fermentation

Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
Notes
21 days 65 5 gal carboy

Profile

Estimated OG: 1.050
Estimated FG: 1.010
Estimated ABV: 5.24%
 
Actual OG: 1.050
Actual FG: 1.010
Actual ABV: 5.24%
 
Bitterness: 20 IBU
Estimated Color: 7 SRM

Tasting notes

Hazy golden color. Medium carbonation. Mild, grainy nose, creamy mouthfeel, mild to medium hop balance (appropriate to style). Very smooth finish, alcohol well hidden. Lawn chair, music, pizza, Low alcohol content makes this an excellent summer beer

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