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  • Best Hops for Cream Ale

     James updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago 9 Members · 14 Posts
  • Jack Campbell

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    What are your favorite hops for brewing a cream ale? I’m looking for something light and simple to brew and have never made a cream ale before.

  • Jake Bell

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Willamette or Centennial

  • William

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Cluster and Hallertauer

  • Peter N

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    EKG, fuggles, or sterling

  • John

    Administrator
    March 21, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Crystal and Mt. Hood are my favorites for a cream ale! Mt. Hood has an awesome lime/fruit aroma.

  • Jim

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Liberty, but remember that hops aren’t the key feature of a cream ale.

  • Arthur Reed

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    I brewed one with cluster recently that turned out pretty good!

  • Karen Draper

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Google says any Noble hop, but only for bittering. I think there are no flavor or aroma additions for a cream ale.

  • Jack Campbell

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks everyone! I’m going to try Mt. Hood.

  • John

    Administrator
    March 21, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Good luck Jack! Let us know how it turns out!

  • James

    Member
    September 11, 2021 at 2:14 am

    I use Willamette and Crystal in my go to Cream Ale Recipe. I recently made a Cream Ale with Saaz that is Conditioning now.

    • James

      Member
      September 26, 2021 at 11:25 pm

      I tapped my 1st Mini Keg of the Saaz Hops Honey Cream Ale I Brewed. It is really good.

    • John

      Administrator
      September 29, 2021 at 9:11 am

      Oooh a Honey Cream Ale with Saaz sounds good right about now!!! What did you use to make it a Honey Cream Ale? Honey malt?

    • James

      Member
      October 4, 2021 at 12:52 pm

      I use Honey Malt and Honey during cooldown

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