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Old 03-07-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
msmylie
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Please check out the recipe we came up with for a Honey Blonde. Any critiques or comments are welcome. The only thing that didn't fit into beer tools is Wheat DME which we are substituting for the Wheat LME. We will probably use .75 lb. in the boil.

Blonde Ale


Size: 5.24 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 177.68 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.053 (1.038 - 1.054)
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 (1.008 - 1.013)
Color: 5.7 (3.0 - 6.0)
Alcohol: 5.25% (3.8% - 5.5%)
Bitterness: 23.0 (15.0 - 28.0)

Ingredients:
4.25 lb Dry Extra Light
1.0 lb Liquid Wheat Extract
0.25 lb Honey Malt - steep
.5 lb Cara-PilsŪ Malt - steep
1.25 lb Honey - added during boil, boiled 15 min
1.0 oz Willamette (5.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
0.5 oz Willamette (5.0%) - added during boil, boiled 20.0 min
0.25 oz Willamette (5.0%) - added during boil, boiled 1.0 min
1.0 tsp. Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
1.0 ea White Labs WLP001 California Ale

 
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:20 AM   #2

Looks great, are you using the wheat extract for it's impact on head? The CaraPils will work on that, too. Good luck!

Jim

 
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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I was going more for mouthfeel with the wheat extract and utilizing the carapils for head retention. Would it be better to use just one or the other?
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
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when is the best time to add the real honey? At flameout to preserve its flavor? Or should it be in the boil to kill any bacteria?
mfs

 
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:18 AM   #5
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Add the honey at 1min. Did it with a gluten free beer I made worked perfect.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:29 PM   #6
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Made this one yesterday but i upped the amounts on a few ingredients to see if it would come out a little bolder.

 
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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Let me know how it turns out, this brew was a real crowd pleaser!
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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Kegged it yesterday. Force carbonated with 15psi. know it wasnt gonna be ready yet but had to try it and i gotta say it tasted amazing. a little bit rounder with a bigger mouthfeel cant wait till its ready. Im thinking another week.

 
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #9
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Thanks for the recipe! It looked interesting, and I wanted to brew one more summer style while the weather is warm and the days are long.

I put it in the fermenter last night (O.G. was about 1.045 - right in your range). I noticed the wort was really cloudy and full of some kind of suspended stuff; is this the honey or something? Is it normal? Pitched the yeast at 75 degrees with no starter, and after making me nervous for about 8 hours, things are starting to bubble. I will let you know how it comes out.

Mark

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:32 PM   #10
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yeah my beer was a little hazy. still tasted amazing. just tried round three last week. i ended up using more hops then i did in round 2. but so far this beer has been a very popular with my friends

 
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