I am making a simple light colored blond ale. here is the recipe.
3.3 # briess golden light LME
3.3 # briess pilsen light LME
1 # briess pilsen light DME
1 # honey added at 0 min (any suggestions on what kind?)
1 oz hallertau 60 min.
1 oz hallertau 30 min. Should I make this later to reduce bitterness?
safale us-05 yeast.
OG based on my calculations should be 1.062
I have heard that if I steep some honey malt grains it will add some more honey flavor since most of the honey ferments out.
1) how much should I steep to make it taste good but not overpowering?
2) with these ingredients and this yeast any ideas on what a good prediction of FG should be?
3) based on these ingredients does anyone think this will end up a nice smooth beer? I am making this for my wife and she is into smooth malty blonds. (beers not people
Also If anyone has any other suggestions I am willing to listen.