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Old 12-18-2011, 06:32 AM   #1
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Default Gonna call it 'Naked Pitcher.' Now to write the recipe.

I am working on a recipe for session style blond ale. I want something that keeps you coming back for more. I envision a clean yeast profile first. I only want a slight sweetness to the beer. I have Palisade, Chinook, Comet, Serebrianka, and Bravo in the freezer. It would be nice to incorporate some of the hops on hand, but I intend to buy more Cascade and Centennial this week too. Here is a quick rough draft. Post your input and we will build a sweet recipe.


10 gallons

12# Two row
2# Vienna
.5# Belgian Biscuit

60 min
1 oz chinook

15 min
1 oz Serebrianka (new to me)

flame out/steep 15 minutes
1oz Serebrianka
1oz Comet

Dry hop

2 oz Serebrianka


Kind of a shot in the dark...new style and new hops

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Old 12-18-2011, 06:49 AM   #2
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If your trying to do a blond I would tone down the hops to just a 60 and 15.

I just made a blond and added lemongrass at flameout and it turned out awesome. Slight sweet malt profile followed by analogue lemon dry finish.

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Old 12-18-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
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Okay I have removed the Flameout and dry hops. I felt like that might be going too far so I added back some of the hops into the 15 min. This is the revision:

10 gallons

12# Two row
2# Vienna
.5# Belgian Biscuit

60 min
1 oz chinook

15 min
1 oz Serebrianka (new to me)
1oz Comet


only 3 oz in 10 gallons still seems kinda lightly hopped to me.

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If your truly going for a blond by bjcp standard that is still way too many hops. 1 to 1 1/2 oz would be plenty. You really only want about 20 to 28 ibu.

I think with 3 oz you're getting into pale ale territory because those hops will dominate the beer with such a soft malt profile.

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If your truly going for a blond by bjcp standard that is still way too many hops. 1 to 1 1/2 oz would be plenty. You really only want about 20 to 28 ibu.

I think with 3 oz you're getting into pale ale territory because those hops will dominate the beer with such a soft malt profile.
Okay... it is hard for me to let the hops go. I can reach 24 IBU by reducing the Chinook to 1/2 oz. I could also drop the Comet at 15 minutes and go to 25 IBU. You seem to have a good handle on the style. What would you do. Or would you change the recipe altogether?
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It really depends what you are going for just because bjcp says do this for a blond ect doesn't mean something a little different is bad. I love hops as it sounds you do.

I would reduce chinook to where your total ibu with the the other hops equals about 28.

What is the flavor profiles of the other hops? If it were me I think I would lean toward all chinook. This would lend a nice background of citrus to the beer.

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The serebrianka is new to me is said to have a 'perfume' like aroma. The comet is very sweet and citrusy.

I think I have settled on this:

10 gallons

12# Two row
2# Vienna
.5# Belgian Biscuit

60 min
.5 oz chinook

15 min
1 oz Serebrianka (new to me)
1 oz Chinook

OG 1.041
SRM 5
IBU 25

If it does not have the hops I like I will brew it again and add the original Flameout addition. I checked other recipes, as it stands I look to be mid range on hop rates so I think it will be good.

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Let me know how it turns out

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I used the serebrianka in another beer and hated it. I am not sure if this hop would be good for many styles. I pick up weird notes of woodiness and spicyness from this hop. If I brew this recipe I will be keeping it simple with Willamette and cascade.

Can't believe I wrote this recipe a year ago and have not had time to fit it into the pipeline.

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