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Old 04-22-2013, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default California Blonde

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: 1056/WLP001/US05
Yeast Starter: Optional
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.25
Original Gravity: 1.044
Final Gravity: 1.005
IBU: 23.5
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 4.8
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 65*F
Additional Fermentation: None
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): None
Tasting Notes: A nice malty, easy drinking beer great for the hot Texas days.

8 lbs 4.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM)
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [9.60 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.10 oz Amarillo Gold [10.10 %] - Boil 30.0 min
0.15 oz Centennial [11.10 %] - Boil 1.0 min

Mash at a 150F for 60 minutes. Ferment for 2-3 weeks around 65*F. I let this free ride in my utility room closet during the winter. After 2 weeks I kegged and carbed to ~2.3 volumes.

This recipe scored a 38 at the Bluebonnet but sadly didn't even make it to second round. This is a really good beer, and got rave reviews at my homebrew club. The feedback I got suggested that the beer could use more maltiness, so I plan to scale back the 2 row to 7 lbs and add 2 lbs of Vienna. I'll report back when I do.

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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Brewed this today so I'll let you know how it turns out.

I took your advice and cut back the 2-row and added some Vienna.

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Old 06-18-2013, 03:52 AM   #3
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Let me know how it turns out. I made a similar version for a beer festival last month, subbing Cascade for the Amarillo hops and using Vienna. Some brewers in my club liked the Vienna in the beer, I am not sold yet. I plan on doing a side-by-side using Amarillo and see which I like better.

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Old 11-24-2013, 12:10 AM   #4
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Just brewed up another batch of this. I also have the ingredients to brew a half and half 2-row, Vienna version. I have been meaning to do a side-by-side to see how it turns out. How did yours turn out cookstownbrewer?

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Old 11-24-2013, 03:15 PM   #5
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Can you tell me the ibu, fg, og, and color on this? I got 1.047 og and 15.9 ibu (seems low). 4.7 for color. Fg of 1.012. Im wondering if I am in the ballpark here. Thanks.

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Old 11-24-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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Using Beersmith I get an OG of 1.044, est. FG of 1.010, IBU of 23.5, and SRM of 4.8. Your IBU looks a little low, check the AA of your hops and adjust the hop schedule to bring it up to about 25 IBU.

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Thank you hopefully will add to the list for this weekends brew.

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Cool let me know how it turns out.

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What was the yeast you used for this? How did the batch with Vienna Malt turn out? Was the color darker?

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I typically use Wyeast 1056 and direct pitch (no starter.) But you can also use US-05 dry yeast or WLP 001 as they are all basically the same strain.

I have not made the Vienna batch yet. I have the grains, I just need to find time to brew it. I will be able to do a side-by-side next month sometime.

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