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BierMuncher 10-26-2007 10:39 PM

Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall)
 
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I’ve been tweaking a house ale recipe for a few months now and this is it. This is the recipe that will be a permanent fixture at my house. I’ve brewed it twice, served the first 10 gallons to friends, families and “curious on-lookers”, and just finished the second 10 gallon batch with identical results.

Light and crisp. The IBU’s are on the low side, but there is a nice sweet/spicy balance to the beer. The great fresh taste of a craft ale with an extremely clean finish. This reminds me of what a local craft brewery might come out of the gates with to win over a new market. Very drinkable with wide appeal. I’ve yet to have anyone, even BMC drinkers not say it’s one of the best beers they’ve tasted….period. The secret lies in the name. I moved through Northern Brewer, Nugget and Pearle hops, all in combination with Cascade. Even went with a strict Cascade hop bill, but was just a bit on the tart side for this lighter grain bill.

Once I matched up Centennial as the bittering hop and Cascade as a flavor/aroma hop…that’s when the magic happened.

This is also a simple, hard to screw up recipe. At just around 4%, this is a quaffer. Due to the lighter grain bill…this is easily a beer that can go from grain to glass in 2 weeks (if you keg).

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****10-Gallon Batch****
Batch Size: 11.00 gal
Boil Size: 13.69 gal
Estimated OG: 1.039 SG
Estimated Color: 3.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 21.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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14.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1.25 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
0.50 oz Centennial [9.50%] (55 min)
0.50 oz Centennial [9.50%] (35 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (20 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min)
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) (Hydrated)



****5 Gallon Batch****

Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.57 gal
Estimated OG: 1.040 SG
Estimated Color: 3.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 21.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount
7.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
0.75 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (55 min)
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (35 min)
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (20 min)
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min)
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) (Hydrated)


Mash at 150 degrees for 60 minutes.


BierMuncher 10-29-2007 02:54 AM

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These Centennial Blondes only lasted about an hour at a family affair in KC this weekend. Even the non-beer drinkers indulged in more than a few.

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I had to slap a few hands of people who kept insisting on drinking from the bottle....then I decided to try the same and boy...this was even good without a proper pour into a pilsner glass.

It only took a couple hours to polish off most of the stash.

I decided to abscound with some extra Corona empties (I'm skunking some beer for you Yuri...;D)

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BierMuncher 10-29-2007 02:54 AM

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These Centennial Blondes only lasted about an hour at a family affair in KC this weekend. Even the non-beer drinkers indulged in more than a few.

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I had to slap a few hands of people who kept insisting on drinking from the bottle....then I decided to try the same and boy...this was even good without a proper pour into a pilsner glass.

It only took a couple hours to polish off most of the stash.

I decided to abscound with some extra Corona empties (I'm skunking some beer for you Yuri...;D)

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944play 01-16-2009 03:11 AM

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Originally Posted by mew View Post
I want to get my hands on the new W-34/70, apparently it's the same strain as used in many german breweries.
I'm brewing now. I have a growler of washed 34/70, and I'm tempted to use it.

Someone will have to convince me in the next hour.
EDIT: Too late, pitched Notty. I only have one temp controller anyway.

Subbed 7.7% "Centennial Type" (Amarillo and Columbus blend) for first three additions.
Hit 1.039 on the money, with maybe an extra quart in the fermenter.

Gratuitous hydrometer shot:

Pharmguy 04-01-2009 12:54 AM

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Just tried my extract version of this beer. Very nice. A little spicey vs. bitter but should settle. Thanks Biermuncher.


nutcase 05-02-2009 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by BierMuncher View Post
Actually...it would be pretty damn good. The light citrus nature of this beer would lend itself nicely to some hint of pepper.
cue up Mr. Burns

eeeeexxxcellent!

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[MOD EDIT] There...fixed that for ya...[/EDIT]

nostalgia 08-08-2010 10:14 PM

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I had little to no head, so I may step up the cara-pils as well.
I did the recipe as written and head formation and retention was excellent. This one even stuck around long enough for me to find my camera and tripod.

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Do you have head retention issues with other beers, or just this one? Were you serving into glass or plastic cups? I wonder if that makes a difference? Will there be more questions in this paragraph? Who knows.

-Joe

gkal1964 03-20-2011 03:42 PM

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I was able to borrow a friends Brew Magic so I brewed 20 gals of Centennial Blonde yesterday. Pitched 4 different yeasts. Danstar Nottingham, Safale US-05, Wyeast 1056 American Ale, Wyeast 1028 London Ale. Brew Went smooth, OG=1.050 for first 10 gals and 1.052 for second 10 gals. All beers bubbling except the US-05 (that has been a slow starter for me in the past). If anyone is interested I can post the taste results in a month or so. Here is a pic of the system. More impressive than my cooler and turkey fryer I usually use!

Cheers


VoodooManX 03-28-2011 01:37 AM

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Brewed tonight BIAB AG OG 1.040. Looking forward to it

Edit: Here's a photo of it the morning after sitting in the hydo test jar.
Also, the air lock was churning away nice n' steady this morning.


nostalgia 04-18-2011 12:32 AM

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The photo makes this more amber than it is in real life, but it sure is a purdy glass of beer

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-Joe



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