All Grain Yeast:
WLP 001 Yeast Starter:
If you insist Batch Size (Gallons):
5 Original Gravity:
1.042 Final Gravity:
LOL Boiling Time (Minutes):
3.7 SRM Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
3 weeks @65 Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
Nope Tasting Notes:
Plenty of hop flavor without tongue-scraping bitterness.
This recipe is calculated at 68% efficiency.
I'm extremely happy with the way it turned out - dry and medium-light bodied, with a lasting head. Easily my favorite beer I've ever made. Grain bill of a blonde, more hops than many IPAs. I kicked the five gallon batch in just under two weeks!
Captain Greencoat's Bitter Blonde
4.5 lb 2-Row
2.7 lb Maris Otter
1 lb CaraPils
Mash @ 152*F for 75 min
Mash in w/ 3.1 gal @ 163*F, rest for 75 min.
Sparge w/ 4.6 gal @ 176*F.
60 minute boil
0.5 oz Cascade (7.5% aa) @ 60 min
1.5 oz Cascade (7.5% aa) @ 20 min
2 oz Cascade (7.5% aa) @ 15 min
Irish Moss @ 15 min
1 oz Centennial (11.6% aa) @ 10 min
1 oz Centennial (11.6% aa) @ 5 min
Ferment at 65*F for 3 weeks, no secondary needed.
This stuff is deliciously drinkable, and at ~4.2%ABV, you can have plenty of pints. I'll be brewing this one again as soon as I've got the carboy space open. BrewPal calculates it at 91IBUs, but there's no way that's possible. It's got TONS of hop flavor, but just the right amount of bitterness.