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Old 06-26-2008, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Strawberry Blonde chick beer.

I made this recipe from one posted on my LHBS website.

http://theredsalamander.com/Recipe.aspx?ID=11

I used 5 pounds of frozen strawberries, but I let them thaw and then refreeze them because the quick freeze method used in the frozen-food industry minimizes the amount of ice crystals breaking cell walls, and I wanted the cell walls to break down more.

I enjoyed it. Although it's lighter bodied than what I like, women really enjoy it. Every woman who has tried it asks me when I'm going to make more, and it's an excellent lawn-mower beer or crowd pleaser for non beer snobs. The only other modification I made is forgetting to add the aroma hops because I had too much homebrew by the time I finished to remember. That was a happy accident because the beer smelled of fresh strawberries.

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Old 06-26-2008, 12:54 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good one. I actually really like fruit beers. For your next crowd pleaser, you might want to try a Watermelon Wheat.

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Sounds like a good one. I actually really like fruit beers. For your next crowd pleaser, you might want to try a Watermelon Wheat.
That sounds good. I'll have to try it.
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That sounds delishious! How big of a wort did you use for those directions? Right now I'm brewing out of a 5gal pot + stove, but I'm guessing those are written for a 5 or 10gal on propane.

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A watermelon wheat does sound good - every watermelon drink recipe I have, you have to strain the pureed solids out, but I guess you wouldn't have to worry about that with beer.

(edit) Oops, juts found the watermelon wheat thread!

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I'm not sure of the size of my brew pot, but it's well under 5 gallons, and I did it on the stove. It's a pretty basic extract recipe, although I went past just steeping the grains and mashed them, more or less.

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Sounds like you should leave the aroma hops out in the future.

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Sounds like you should leave the aroma hops out in the future.
I just brewed another batch and purposefully left them out. I think I'm going to try that with any fruit beers or even pumpkin ale.
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that recipe is pretty light on the hops in general! i may have to try something like this...for tha ladies

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the simple sugars from the strawberries is what made it so light bodied. if you mash a little hotter you could probably increase the body a little.

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