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Old 01-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Boil Size: 6.5
Batch Size: 5.5
Boil Time: 60min
OG: 1.067
FG: 1.017
SRM: 8
IBU: 22
ABV: 6.5

6lb American Two-Row Pale
5lb Belgian Pils (or Maris Otter, can't decide)
1lb Rolled Oats
.5lb Honey Malt
.5lb Crystal 10
.125lb Belgian Special B
1lb Honey @ Flameout

Mash two-row, MO/Pils and rolled oats at 153 for 60 minutes. Add Honey Malt, Crystal 10 and Special B just prior to vorlauf.

.5oz Willamette @60min
1oz Willamette @30min
.5oz Willamette @5min

American Ale Yeast

Fermentation Schedule:
Ferment @ RT for 21 days (rack to secondary on day 10 if you please)
After 3 weeks or target FG, bottle or keg.

What do you guys think? I know it's a bit "heavy" for a blonde ale, but that's why it's called the BBW.

Edit: I should mention that I'm on the fence about the special B. I love the flavors that it gives, and I think that it could add a lot of complexity even with such a small amount. I'm just wondering if it might deter from the flavors of the honey + honey malt.

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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Love the name!

I think it looks interesting. I'd go with the Pils rather than the MO, but would also consider all two-row. I'd drop the oats and if you think you need more proteins, I'd replace it with a lb of wheat malt. I think the honey along with the yeast choice will nicely dry out the beer.

Good luck with this batch!
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