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Old 03-25-2013, 01:34 AM   #1
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HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: Fugly Blonde
Author: Tackett

Brew Method: Extract
Style Name: Blonde Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 5.5 gallons
Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.048
Final Gravity: 1.014
ABV (standard): 4.44%
IBU (tinseth): 33.78
SRM (morey): 3.73

FERMENTABLES:
6 lb - Dry Malt Extract - Extra Light (85.7%)

STEEPING GRAINS:
0.5 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 10L (7.1%)
0.5 lb - American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) (7.1%)

HOPS:
1 oz - Fuggles for 60 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 4.5, IBU: 15.83)
0.5 oz - Fuggles for 45 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 4.5, IBU: 7.27)
0.5 oz - Fuggles for 30 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 4.5, IBU: 6.08)
0.5 oz - Fuggles for 15 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 4.5, IBU: 3.93)
0.5 oz - Fuggles for 2 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Aroma (AA 4.5, IBU: 0.67)
1 oz - Fuggles for 10 days, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Dry Hop (AA 4.5)

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
1 each - Whirfloc tabs, Time: 10 min, Type: Fining, Use: Boil

YEAST:
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005
Starter: No
Form: Liquid
Attenuation (avg): 70.5%
Flocculation: High
Optimum Temp: 65 - 70 F
Fermentation Temp: 68 F
Pitch Rate: 0.35 (M cells / ml / deg P)




Credit where credit is due. I based this recepie off of a recepie here that I saw not too long ago. It used different hops in different amounts.

I wanted this to be a little more hoppy than a usual blonde ale, because I wanted the fuggles to really shine here. The malts were chosen again to put the hops center stage.


I got high hopes for this one!

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Old 05-27-2013, 02:42 PM   #2
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Well I need to update this recepie and say wow! It turned out great!

It's simple yellow fizzy beer that has some depth and character.

It's light and easy to drink and won't knock you on your ass. The next time I do this I will probably only use aroud 4lbs DME and lower the ABV more.

The hop profile is very complex and has enough bitterness to keep me coming back for more.

It's a great summer drinker.

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Old 05-28-2013, 02:12 AM   #3
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Cool.

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Old 05-28-2013, 02:15 AM   #4
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damn bro, that looks fugly

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