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Old 06-30-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Tropical Blonde Ale

Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: Safale US-05
Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.046
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: 23
Boiling Time (Minutes): 45
Color: 5
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 68 degrees
Tasting Notes: Light and crisp with grapefruit and pineapple note with slight honey flavor

This is a crisp summer ale that highlight the flavor of Citra hops. Finishes crisp without as much sweetness from the honey malt as expected. Perfect for stirring on the deck with the grill going and kids playing.

Boil Size: 2 1/2 gal

Grain:
1 lb Crystal 10L
1/4 lb Honey Malt
Steep grains for 20 minutes at 155 degrees

Extract:
1 1/2 lbs Light DME @ 45 minutes
4 oz corn sugar @ 30 minutes
3 lbs Light DME @ flameout

Hops:
1/4 oz Mosaic (12.7 %) @ 45 minutes
1/4 oz Citra (14.1%) @ 10 minutes
1/2 oz Citra (14.1 %) @ 5 minutes
1 oz Citra (14.1 %) @ flameout

Additives:
1 tsp Irish Moss @ 15 minutes

Printing:
4 oz corn sugar

ABV: 4.7%

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Old 05-14-2014, 01:28 AM   #2
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Brewing this soon. My fiance' and I like well flavored blonde ales.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:19 PM   #3
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Do you have any substitution recommendations if I can't find Mosaic?
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Do you have any substitution recommendations if I can't find Mosaic?
Truthfully, there is such a small amount of Mosaic in there, especially when compared with the later additions of Citra, that I'm not sure how much of the Mosaic character comes through. I would say that you could easily use all Citra, or a neutral flavored bittering hop without much discernible difference.

FWIW: I saw some Mosaic in stock on Rebel Brewer's website if you want to stay true to the recipe. Galaxy and Citra are both considered substitutes.
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My tropical blonde has turned out pretty well. Much more hop forward than I thought it would be.

My partial mash adaption is below:



And a picture of the brew

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Going to make a batch of this this weekend. Just going to change a few things, as i am upping the batch size to 6 gallon. And I have a nice slurry from a Ginger Ale I made with S-05. We'll see how it turns out.

Fermentables:
6 lbs DME
1.25 lbs Crystal 10L
10 oz Corn sugar
5 oz Honey Malt

.5 oz Mosaic (45 min)
.5 oz Citra (10 Min)
.75 oz Citra (5 Min)
1.25 oz Citra (Dry Hop)

Pretty Excited. Looks good! Thanks.
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Looking forward to making this beer again tomorrow. My wife had the idea to add some lemon and lime zest to the brew, so I'm going to do two of each and hope for the best.

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Just bottled and kegged mine. Wow! Smells great! Cannot wait for it to get bubbly. Thanks!
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Making another batch of this! Wow. Amazing flavor and man oh man did it go fast. Wanna have this on tap all the time. My new fave for the coming sunny weather.
Thank you again
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Just tried brewing this as an extract yesterday. I think everything seems good but was wondering if anyone has any target numbers on OG and FG?? I got 1.048 on my OG and am using Safale S-04 yeast (recommended by LHBS).
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