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Old 03-15-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Just brewed my first blonde ale AND my first all grain. Kind of winged it, and it turned out great. Here's the recipe...very simple.

9# 2-row
1# Carmel 10

1.5 oz Saaz (60 mins)
1 oz centennial (5 mins)

1tsp Irish moss (15 mins)

White Labs California Ale

Mashed at 154

SG 1.052
FG 1.015

1 week Primary
2 weeks secondary

I was amazed that try 1 was successful but glad

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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I've used Saaz and Centennial combination for a blonde ale before and loved it. Looks like a nice drinkable beer you got there.
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On tap:
1. Imperial Oatmeal Espresso Stout 2. Michigan IPL 3. Kölsch 4. Kentucky Common 5.[Nitrogen] Oat Blonde
Primary:
1. Helles 2. Helles 3. none 4. none 5. none 6. none
Secondary:
1. Brett Ale 2. none 3. none 4. none 5. none
Bottled:
About 23 gallons of beer & 3 gallons of mead
Kegged & conditioning:
Rye Barrel aged DIPA, Altbier, Helles x2

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:42 AM   #3
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I do have a question, if you don't mind. Towards the end of the sparge it started looking likes pale yellow. Is that normal? I haven't seen this in past posts before. Like I said, this was my first all grain venture. Thanks

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:03 AM   #4
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I assume you fly sparged? Yes, the runoff at the end of the sparge gets less concentrated, and thus, loses color and sugar content. That's normal.
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On tap:
1. Imperial Oatmeal Espresso Stout 2. Michigan IPL 3. Kölsch 4. Kentucky Common 5.[Nitrogen] Oat Blonde
Primary:
1. Helles 2. Helles 3. none 4. none 5. none 6. none
Secondary:
1. Brett Ale 2. none 3. none 4. none 5. none
Bottled:
About 23 gallons of beer & 3 gallons of mead
Kegged & conditioning:
Rye Barrel aged DIPA, Altbier, Helles x2

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:05 AM   #5
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I love Centennial. This looks like a very drinkable Summer ale.

The "one week primary" surprises me a bit, but sounds like it turned out okay.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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Thx Tiber. Yes...fly sparge. That's what I assumed but wanted to make a note for future reference.

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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Mass...I love Centennial. Regarding primary, I take it from the perspective of where I'm at with fermentation. I like to be nearly down to FG but not quite. It's just something I've found to help clear. For normal alcohol beers like this one, I've found a week is fairly common. Again, this is my first jump into all grain. So, that may change things a bit, but extract brewing I've gotten in that rhythm.

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:57 PM   #8
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Might I suggest a slightly modified hop schedule than what you have there? The blonde ale I have on tap currently was hopped this way:

centennial 60
.25 oz centennial 15
.25 oz saaz 15

Your 60 min centennial will be your bittering charge, but let the two hops share a role in the flavor and aroma. They go well together. I let the malt do some talking with styles like this, too. That's why I keep the flavoring additions fairly low, but it'll still be on the palate.

Just my two cents.
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On tap:
1. Imperial Oatmeal Espresso Stout 2. Michigan IPL 3. Kölsch 4. Kentucky Common 5.[Nitrogen] Oat Blonde
Primary:
1. Helles 2. Helles 3. none 4. none 5. none 6. none
Secondary:
1. Brett Ale 2. none 3. none 4. none 5. none
Bottled:
About 23 gallons of beer & 3 gallons of mead
Kegged & conditioning:
Rye Barrel aged DIPA, Altbier, Helles x2

 
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #9
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Sounds like an excellent suggestion. Thank you very much.

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #10
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Tiber, is that 1 ounce Centennial for 60?

 
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