On the Mountain Pop Cream Ale

On the Mountain Pop Cream Ale is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 40.
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Well…. Sometimes we get a little crazy and that is what we did here. We heard these odd rumors about brewing beer with soda instead of water. YES, soda, sounds crazy right? We thought so too but we just had to see for ourselves. The result of this crazy concoction was absolutely magical! The beer is smooth and easy-drinking, but you get this kind of tart flavor from the soda. It’s hard to describe but it's incredibly refreshing and super crushable. If you're looking for something out of the box to brew, this is it! It will surprise you and anyone you share it with.

 

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Summary

    What You Get

    1 Golden Ale Brewing Extract (HME)

    1 Packet of Dry Ale Yeast (Under the lid on the Brewing Extract) 

    1 Packet of Northern Brewer Hops

    1 Packet of US-05

    1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser


    You Provide

    Two 2-Liter Bottles of Mountain Dew (Yes Mountain Dew the Soda)


    Brew Specs

    Flavor: Balanced

    Original Gravity: 1.063

    Final Gravity: 1.009

    ABV: 7.14%

    SRM: (Color): 5

    IBU: (Bitterness): 28


    STEP 1: Sanitizing

    Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast, and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

    1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

    2. Screw-on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

    3. To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow the liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

    4. Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

    5. After all, surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to the top of the keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


    STEP 2: BREWING

    Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

    1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.

    2. Pour the Two COLD 2-Liter bottles of Mountain Dew into your sanitized fermenter then put the lid on your fermenter.

    3. Using a measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 4-quart or larger pot. Bring this mixture to a boil. Once it as reached a boil add in 1/2 packet of Northern Brewer Hops then remove the pot from heat. (For the remaining ½ of the packet of hops store in a Ziplock bag in the freezer. You want as little air as possible in the bag. You will use the remaining packet during dry hopping)

    4. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

    5. Pour the wort into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

    6. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

    7. Sprinkle the US-05 yeast into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

    Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 78° F (20°-25° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.


    STEP 3: Dry-Hopping

    Dry hopping is the process of adding hops to a beer which will impart more hop flavor and aroma in your beer.

    1. At day 11 of Fermentation, you will add the remaining 1/2 packet of Northern Brewer Hops. Careful remove the lid from your fermenter and dump the pellet hops in. Quickly close the lid.


    STEP 4: Bottling & Carbonating

    After 14 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 3 more days (17 total). At this point, it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

    1. When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

    2. Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw-on caps (or cover with a metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

    3. Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

    4. Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

    5. Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

    6. Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 


    Tip from our Brewmasters

    After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

    This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off-flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

    Rated 4 out of 5 by Skippy from Rocky Mtn So I was excited about the Cream Ale and this really peaked my interest. Very easy to make. Taste really good but is a little sweet because of the two 2 liters of Mtn Dew needed to make it. Will definitely get this again bu will try only using one two liter of Mtn Dew to see if it cuts the sweetness. However, it is still pretty good. Be careful, it has a little bit more kick than normal beer and could sneak up on you.
    Date published: 2020-04-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by John3 from Different, that’s for sure! I can honestly say I’ve never had a beer like this one. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it turned out pretty good! You can definitely taste the Mountain Dew and it can be a bit sweet. I personally don’t mind it, but I know that can be off putting for some. I gave a couple to a buddy and he also really enjoyed them. My only issue is that my ABV was nowhere near what is listed. I followed the instructions and let it ferment for 17 days, still only came out to 5.78%. But overall, it’s a good beer. Definitely worth trying!
    Date published: 2020-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by axehead from Best of both worlds! This was a very intriguing idea and it was hard to wait for the finished product, but it was worth it! There is a slight sweetness to it, and you can definitely still taste the Mt. Dew flavor coming through. I've gotten positive responses from everyone that's tried it. I do get some weird looks though when I tell them what's in it. I may experiment with cream soda in the future too. I'm sure I'll be making this one again.
    Date published: 2020-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by YeOldeBrewer from Sur-prise, Sur-prise, Sur-prise I did not know what I would get but, golllly, this stuff was great and STRANGE! I did have trouble with the fermentation - it stalled at ~1.02 so I wound up pitching in one of the refill yeast packets and that knocked the final gravity down the rest of the way. It also helped to push up the carbonation in the bottle. I suspect the sweetness that’s reported by others is unfermented sugar from the soda. In my batch EVERYTHING was consumed and I got frothy lemon-lime scented shandy.
    Date published: 2021-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Edegolfs from Would Dew it again This was my first recipe beer, usually did the refills. I was very hesitant about this one because I'm not a big soda person but wow is this good. it has a very nice hoppy taste up front with the Mt Dew finish. Making this again for sure
    Date published: 2020-06-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by TallSteele from Great Creamy Ale This is a easy recipe to follow and the taste of it is great. I stop drinking sodas for awhile and had go and buy 2 2liters bottles of Mt. Dew and refrain from drinking it before using it. When all is said and done and bottled, cracking open that first bottle and smelling the Mountain Dew as you bring it up to your mouth, and then the taste of beer with a hint of Mountain Dew on the backend with a creamy feeling of an ale beer.
    Date published: 2020-09-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by DAMM from By far the most unique beer I’ve ever had. It had been years since I’ve brewed with mr. beer after two failed attempts I just forgot about my LBK. When I found it again I decided to give it another go using a recipe This time. I came across this one and thought that sounds disgusting! But, after looking at other recipes I kept coming back to this one. I said to myself there will be no grey area, it will be really good or really bad. Just tried my second tester after conditioning for about five days after the fourteen day carbonation and the verdict... it tasted GREAT! Way beyond my expectations! It’s very refreshing, kind of like a shandy but not sweet and you actually get the flavor of the Mountain Dew towards the end! This was my first ever successful brew and I would definitely recommend it!
    Date published: 2020-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaxon from on The Mountain Pop This sounded strange so I definitely wanted to give it a try. Tangy yet East to drink.
    Date published: 2020-08-29
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    When bottling would running the beer through a screen/filter hunt anything 

    Asked by: CThomas
    Hello! We do not recommend filtering your beer this way, as it can introduce unwanted oxygen. If clarity is becoming an issue, we recommend cold crashing your brew, instead. Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2021-06-28

    What is the alcohol content on this 

    Asked by: Smoser70
    This beer will have an ABV around 7.1%.
    Answered by: RobertMrBeer
    Date published: 2021-03-29

    Is there supposed to be leftover Hops settlement at the bottom of the bottles?

    Asked by: BigLank
    Yes, there is. That is sediment from the carbonation process. That is a good way to know that your beer carbonated. Sometimes you can get small pieces of hops in your bottles as well. These will settle to the bottom once they are chilled.
    Answered by: RobertMrBeer
    Date published: 2021-03-16

    what was i supposed to do with the yeast pack under the lid? nothing in the instructions

    Asked by: bill69
    You don't need it for this recipe, you can just put it in your fridge and save it for later.
    Answered by: RobertMrBeer
    Date published: 2021-02-23

    Is there supposed to be leftover Hops settling at the bottom of the bottles?

    Asked by: BigLank

    I use the 6 gallon fermenter and I believe the recipes shown are for the 2 gallon fermenter. Am I correct I need to triple the ingredients listed in the recipe to brew 6 gallons?

    Asked by: Big show
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