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Old 09-21-2011, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Golden Honey Ale recipe about to go on, how's it looking?

Derived from a few other recipes really. Just looking for general feedback as I'm putting it on later tonight

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Golden Honey Ale
Brew Type: Partial Mash Date: 10/09/2011
Style: Blonde Ale Brewer:
Batch Size: 5.00 gal Assistant Brewer:
Boil Volume: 5.72 gal Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 % Equipment: My Equipment
Actual Efficiency: 0.0
Taste Rating (50 possible points): 35.0

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 61.5 %
0.50 lb Amber Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 7.7 %
0.75 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (60 min) Hops 15.1 IBU
0.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (10 min) Hops 1.8 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
2.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 30.8 %
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.051 SG (1.038-1.054 SG) Measured Original Gravity: 0.000 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.013 SG (1.008-1.013 SG) Measured Final Gravity: 0.000 SG
Estimated Color: 6.7 SRM (3.0-6.0 SRM) Color [Color]
Bitterness: 16.9 IBU (15.0-28.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 0.8 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 4.9 % (3.8-5.5 %) Actual Alcohol by Volume: 0.0 %
Actual Calories: 0 cal/pint

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Mash the Amber Malt in 1 gallon of water at 158 degrees for 30 minutes, then pour through a grain bag into your main brew kettle and continue as you would a normal extract recipe.

Vary the type of speciality malt used and hop variety if you wish. Honey Malt (which is unavailable in the UK) would be recommended, along with Amarillo Gold hops.

Low bitterness and single hop variety with high honey content make this a light, golden, but rich summer ale. When boiling priming sugar, steep in some ingredients for extra flavour - I use Golden Syrup instead of sugar for sweetness, add a very small amount of ginger for a warm glow, and a small amount of elderflower for a sweet, aromatic nose.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:28 PM   #2
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0 calories a pint! You'll be a billionaire!

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Just made this. Boil was 2 gallons, OG came out at 1.040 instead of predicted 1.051 - is this because of the profile or because of my technique?
Looks all good though. Just under 5 gallons on in case of a large kreuzen...

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Shameless bump to hopefully learn why my OG is low

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Old 09-22-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
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4 lbs of malt fermentables and 2 of a simple sugar? That's going to be a very thin (bodiless) beer! Up the malts to 6+ lbs and then add a 1lb of sugar. That'll get your gravity up.
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I'm going for thin, almost lagerish - I want a very simple, sweet and light flavour
As said in the description too, there are some additional flavours in the priming sugar, but thanks for the advice. i may have to dry hop to bring the ibu's up slightly, calc says 10ibu at the mo, im looking towards 15-20 if possible...

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I didn't think dryhopping added any bitterness. Only aroma and maybe flavor.

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Ah, ill have to reconsider that one then. Just had a quick taste at 1.020 and i think it will be bitter enough. It's gone from an orange cloudiness to a light lager colour and already appears to have started clearing slightly. Smells wonderful but needs more aroma, which should come from priming I hope!

How would I go about priming with honey quantity wise? It's 23 litres and I am kegging. Will force carb after if it runs out of fizz

Here's a pic just before pitching for an idea of colour and for no real reason

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A small update. I've just nicked a quick bit from the fermenter and it's at 1.012, but considering the stirring i'm going to leave it until it's definitely finished fermenting. The honey comes through in the flavour subtly just like the commercial equivalents (Waggle Dance, Honey Dew etc) and it's very light and refreshing. Really looking forward to clearing it out for the keg.

It seems to fall into a Standard American Lager catagory, but without the lagering process. I'm naming the style Light Blonde Ale 'cos I want to.

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Golden Honey Ale
Brew Type: Partial Mash Date: 10/09/2011
Style: Light Blonde Beer Brewer: R. Walker
Batch Size: 5.00 gal Assistant Brewer:
Boil Volume: 5.72 gal Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 % Equipment: My Equipment
Actual Efficiency: 0.0
Taste Rating (50 possible points): 35.0

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.40 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 63.8 %
0.50 lb Amber Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 7.2 %
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (60 min) Hops 10.0 IBU
0.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (10 min) Hops 1.8 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
2.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 29.0 %
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.052 SG (1.035-1.050 SG) Measured Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.014 SG (1.008-1.015 SG) Measured Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Color: 7.1 SRM (2.0-8.0 SRM) Color [Color]
Bitterness: 11.8 IBU (8.0-20.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 0.5 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 5.0 % (3.8-5.5 %) Actual Alcohol by Volume: 5.0 %
Actual Calories: 232 cal/pint


Mash Profile Name: My Mash Mash Tun Weight: 0.00 lb
Mash Grain Weight: 0.50 lb Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Sparge Water: 5.28 gal Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE

Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Steep speciality malts Add 2.00 qt of water and heat to 155.0 F over 2 min 155.0 F 30 min



Carbonation and Storage Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Carbonation Volumes: 2.4 (2.2-2.8 vols)
Estimated Priming Weight: 3.8 oz Temperature at Bottling: 60.0 F
Primer Used: - Age for: 1.0 Weeks
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F
Furthermore, a logo for the keg - I will cut around the edges.



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