I’m feeling the urge to brew this weekend. Unfortunately, that doesn’t give me time to get a NB Cream Ale kit - I could copy the kit and pick up ingredients from the local hydroponics store (actually the most well-stocked homebrew supplier in the area), or I could try to work something out for myself. I was working out a recipe like this:
5lb Pils DME (45 min boil)
12oz. Honey Malt
4oz. Biscuit Malt
1oz. Saaz (60 min.)
Ferment with Wyeast Kolsch yeast.
If the supplier can’t crush the grains for me, I was going sub in a pound of honey. Not sure what kind. Is this a good yeast to use for a Cream Ale? The NB kit calls for Wyeast American Ale, but I wanted to switch it up a bit. The BrewR app on my phone says this will come out eeeever slightly too dark for a Cream Ale. Should all of this come out fine?
I’m brewing it for my dad who is a Molson drinker, and my wife who feels that Genny 12 Horse is the end-all be-all of beer.