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Old 09-30-2007, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default Blonde Ale.

I've been drinking this for the last couple of weeks and was going to share it with you but beer smith ate the recipe (or more likely I screwed up after a few of the Blondes)
I found the original print out and notes so all is not lost.

It goes with my way of brewing KISS and it is another good un.I was looking for a all rounder Hybrid with the kick off a Leffe.
Is it close to leffe? Put it this way It stops me going to the Shop to buy Leffe if I want to drink that style of beer. Would it stand up as a side by side clone? I doubt it very much but that is not why I brewed it.

Blonde Ale

Brew Type: All GrainDate: 18/08/2007Style: Blonde Ale
Batch Size: 23.00 L Boil Volume: 30.50 LBoil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.0 %
Equipment: Orfy BreweryActual Efficiency: 3.4 %
Taste Rating (50 possible points): 45.0
Aiming for a crossover beer that can be chilled to give a clean refreshing Blonde or serrved warmer to give a tastier belly warming Ale

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IB

3.50 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (3.0 SRM) Grain 58.8 %
1.00 kg Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 16.8 %
1.00 kg Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 16.8 %
30.00 gm Cascade [5.50%] (60 min) Hops 14.8 IBU
30.00 gm Cascade [5.50%] (30 min) Hops 11.4 IBU
30.00 gm Cascade [5.50%] (0 min) Hops
0.45 kg Dememera Sugar (2.0 SRM) Sugar 7.6 %
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.066 SG (1.045-1.060 SG)
Measured Original Gravity: 1.065 SGEstimated Final Gravity: 1.016 SG (1.008-1.015 SG)Measured Final Gravity: 1.012 SGEstimated Color: 6.3 SRM (2.0-8.0 SRM) Color [Color]
Bitterness: 26.2 IBU (15.0-33.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 1.9 AAU Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 6.6 % (4.0-6.0 %)
Mash Profile Name: Single Infusion, Batch Sparge.
Mash Notes
Single infusion batch sparge at 68c For medium bodied beer, for use with well modified modern malts.
For use with a cooler mash tun.

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Old 09-30-2007, 01:04 PM   #2
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Interesting. What is Dememera Sugar? Dextrose perhaps?
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
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Demerara is a raw sugar, unrefined and dark. Similar to turbinado. Good rum from Guyana uses this kind of sugar.
This place really went to hell. Follow the OF standard stout. Bye.
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