Chipotle Red Cream Ale Recipe

This recipe is courtesy of Tyler. It’s a cream ale with chipotle and specialty grains, and won first place at the 2012 Hoboken Chili Cookoff & Homebrew Competition. The spice makes for a very unique flavor.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 gal 60 min 28.5 IBUs 11.3 SRM 1.048 SG 1.008 SG 5.2 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 21 A 1.03 - 1.11 1.005 - 1.025 0 - 70 5 - 50 2 - 3 2.5 - 12 %


Name Amount %
Pale Malt (2 Row) US 7 lbs 75.68
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L 0.75 lbs 8.11
Honey Malt 0.75 lbs 8.11
Victory Malt 0.5 lbs 5.41
Biscuit Malt 0.25 lbs 2.7


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Cluster 1 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 7


Name Amount Time Use Type
Chipotle 4.00 Items 0 min Boil Spice


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
American Ale (1056) Wyeast Labs 75% 60°F - 72°F


First Place, Hoboken Chili Cook-off and Homebrew Competition (2012).

Mashout at 170 for 10 minutes.

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