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Conundrum Cream Ale

6-A Light Hybrid Beer - Cream Ale

Min OG: 1.042 Max OG: 1.055   
Min IBU: 15 Max IBU: 20   
Min Clr: 2.5 Max Clr: 5 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
Batch Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 18.25
Anticipated OG: 1.053
Anticipated SRM: 3.0
Anticipated IBU: 41.1
Brewhouse Efficiency: 67%
Wort Boil Time: 60 min

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
68.2 7.5 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) USA 1.036 2
18.2 2.00 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) USA 1.040 1
13.6 1.50 lbs. Flaked Rice USA 1.040 1

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.50 oz. Hallertauer Tradition Pellet 5.7 39.0 60 min
.50 oz. Hallertauer Tradition Pellet 5.7 2.1 1 min

Amount Name Type Time
0.10 Oz Irish Moss Fining 10 Min.(boil)

WYeast 1450 Denny's Favorite 50 - This terrific all-round yeast can be used for almost any style beer and is a mainstay of one of our local homebrewers, Mr. Denny Conn. It is unique in that it produces a big mouthfeel and helps accentuate the malt, caramel, or fruit character of a beer without being sweet or under-attenuating.

Holy shit, this beer turned out crappy as hell. Since I have brewed with a similar grist before - I blaim Denny Conn's shitty yeast. WYeast 1450 Denny's Favorite 50 made my beer taste like it was strained through his underwear on an especially humid day after eating tacos. Beware of this crap yeast! I'm kicking myself in the head for not using Wyeast 1056 Chico or 1272 American Ale II.

The Brewers

Brewing Date:  7/29/2009
Head Brewer:   Kevin Cotter
Asst Brewer:    Séamus Cotter
Recipe:            Conundrum Cream Ale