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Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:00 pm
by MuddyMikes
I've received a few requests for my Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale and thought I would post a copy of it here. In all fairness, it was another fellow Home Brewer who shared it with me and I have had nothing but great success with it. In fact, a good buddy of mine is throwing his Wife a Surprise Birthday Party later this summer and has asked that I brew this up again, bottle it and his Brother is going to make up special labels for the event.

Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 10.00 Wort Size (Gal): 12.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 19.00
Anticipated OG: 1.055 Plato: 13.57
Anticipated SRM: 5.4
Anticipated IBU: 25.7
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 15.38 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.036 SG 8.96 Plato

Formulas Used
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Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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63.2 12.00 lbs. Pilsener Great Britian 1.036 2
15.8 3.00 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) America 1.040 1
10.5 2.00 lbs. Honey 1.042 0
5.3 1.00 lbs. Carahell Malt Germany 1.034 12
2.6 0.50 lbs. Aromatic Malt Belgium 1.036 25
2.6 0.50 lbs. Biscuit Malt Great Britain 1.035 35

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.00 oz. Cluster Whole 7.00 16.7 75 min.
0.50 oz. Mt. Hood Whole 6.50 7.8 75 min.
0.50 oz. Mt. Hood Whole 6.50 1.2 5 min.


Yeast
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WYeast 2565, Kolsch



Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 17.00
Water Qts: 21.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 5.25 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.24 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 152 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 165 Time: 15
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 30

***Pitched 2 lbs of honey, disolved in 2 cups of hot water, at flame out. ***


Total Mash Volume Gal: 6.61 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.


Primary Fermentation: Took zest of two naval oranges, and diced up the meat of both oranges and mixed with 2 cups of 180 degree water for 10 minutes. Cooled, and then poured the entire mix into the primary (split between two 5 gallon buckets).

Secondary Fermentation: In Secondary I added the Zest of 1 1/2 naval oranges per 5 gal. bucket. There was very little orange aroma from the primary.

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:27 am
by Mr. Wonderful
WOW ,, Kolsch yeast ..

Man , that is great as I was looking for something else to use the yeast with ..

Cheers

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:20 pm
by Robin A
stupid question
I'm just starting to play with all grain.....can I just cut this recipie in half for a 5 gal batch? or do I need to adjust something else for the smaller volume?

Thanks
Robin

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:52 am
by MuddyMikes
Robin A wrote:stupid question
I'm just starting to play with all grain.....can I just cut this recipie in half for a 5 gal batch? or do I need to adjust something else for the smaller volume?

Thanks
Robin

The original recipe I got was for 5 gallon batches. In that recipe it called for 7 lbs of Pilsener Malt. In my 10 gallon version I up'd that to only 12 lbs. Everything else is doubled up from the 5 gallon version. I brewed up both versions with great results.

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:10 pm
by rschil2
I just had an orange blossom cream ale today and am excited to try this reciepe. I have long brewed cream ales and now look forward to re-using my yeast for another tastey brew.

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:44 am
by MuddyMikes
I'm interested in hearing how yours turns out. :D

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:18 pm
by Mr. Wonderful
How do you think this beer would be with 001 instead of Kolsch yeast ?

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:54 am
by MuddyMikes
Mr. Wonderful wrote:How do you think this beer would be with 001 instead of Kolsch yeast ?

I don't know. I never tried it, but was told that the Kolsch was an important part of the flavor profile. Give it a go and see what happens.

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:11 pm
by Lucky
Hey Mike,

Did you use orange blossom honey?

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:01 am
by MuddyMikes
Lucky wrote:Hey Mike,

Did you use orange blossom honey?

Yes. I was sticking with the theme of the Name.

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:04 am
by MuddyMikes
Anyone ever try this recipe? If so, how did it turn out?

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:06 am
by vjboxer
MuddyMikes wrote:Anyone ever try this recipe? If so, how did it turn out?


you did, how was it?

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:11 am
by MuddyMikes
I've had great success with it. The next time I brew it though I will hold off on the honey addition until late in the Primary. But I wanted to know how or what other people thought of it.

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:05 pm
by vjboxer
Didn't Rachel and her husband, Wolf..... something brew this? They haven't been here lately.

My wife and I just recently tried Buffalo Bill's OB Cream Ale, first one ever and we liked it, so give me some time, couple of monthe and I'll brew some up.

Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:28 pm
by MuddyMikes
This recipe is very similar in flavor, only slightly less sweet. In my opinion that is. But that's why I am looking for others input.