This is my attempt at an "aphrodisiac" beer. The special category for Dixie Cup XXX played on the "XXX" part, and decided on an X-Rated, aphrodisiac theme.
This is a 2.5 gallon batch of cream ale, with strawberry extract and lactose. As a special touch, edible gold powder was added to give sparkle and shimmer.
A bit on the hoppy side, these came out exactly as you would expect. Sweet, strawberry tones dominate, with a slight grainy, almost corn-like aftertaste. The gold powder creates an irridescent, swirling effect. Not bad if you're trying to get in the mood.
4.07% ABV How is this calculated?
3.50 lbs Belgian pale malt
1.00 lbs Vienna malt
0.50 lbs Cara-pils
0.25 lbs Crystal malt (10L)
0.75 oz Cascade hop pellets (5.7%)
1/2 tablet Whirfloc
1 vial WLP 001 California Ale Yeast
1.00 lbs Lactose
4.00 oz Strawberry Extract
1 vial Wilton Edible gold glitter
1/3 cup table sugar for priming
In 1 gallon water, steep grains at 150° for 45 minutes.
Sparge to collect 3 gallons.
Bring to a boil, and add hops. Boil for 45 minutes.
Add Whirfloc, and boil 15 minutes more.
Remove from heat, cool to at least 80°, then pitch yeast.
Ferment at room temperature (72°) for 1 week.
Disolve lactose and strawberry extract in two cups boiling water. Add to secondary
Transfer beer to secondary and let settle for 10 days.
Add 1/4 tsp glitter to each bottle, then cap and store for at least 1 week before chilling.
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