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Old 08-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: US-05
Yeast Starter: No
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: American Ale
Batch Size (Gallons): 10
Original Gravity: 1.046
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: 60
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 3.4
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 days 65*
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days 65*
Tasting Notes: Very light with large forward vanilla coffee nose and very smooth

coffee bean blond

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BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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06-A Light Hyrbid Beer, Cream Ale

Min OG: 1.042 Max OG: 1.055
Min IBU: 15 Max IBU: 20
Min Clr: 25 Max Clr: 5 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 10.00 Wort Size (Gal): 10.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 16.00
Anticipated OG: 1.043 Plato: 10.77
Anticipated SRM: 3.4
Anticipated IBU: 60.3
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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3.1 0.50 lbs. Wheat Malt America 1.038 2
93.8 15.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
3.1 0.50 lbs. CaraPilsner France 1.035 10

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.50 oz. Columbus Whole 15.00 50.4 60 min.
1.00 oz. Simcoe Pellet 12.00 9.9 20 min.


Extras

Amount Name Type Time
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3.00 Oz French Vanilla Coffee Whole Be Coffee 4 Days(fermenter)


Yeast
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US-05

White Labs WLP001 California Ale

Notes

3oz of whole vanilla coffee bean to secondary per 5 gallons 4 days.
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Well I made this recipe up because I wanted a nice light blonde with a coffee flavor for a summer brew. The very unique quality of this beer is it taste like coffee but is still blonde in color. This is why I choose to just add whole beans to the secondary. I would recommend using a 1 gallon paint stainer so you can pull the beans out after 4-5 days. I really don't think you will get much more off of the beans after 4 days or so but bitterness.

I brew 10 gallons but have 6 gallon fermentors. So I did 5 gallons with beans and 5 gallons without beans. I have the coffee bean one on tap right now and I am very impressed. The beer has a very large vanilla coffee forward nose. The taste is not overpowering on the coffee but balanced well with the blonde beer making it very smooth. You know there is coffee in there but balanced.

I tried the blonde without coffee when I keged it and I was very impressed with the tropical notes. I am sure it is from the hops I selected. It is not a heavily hopped beer because I was making a blonde not a pale. However, this may be the best flavored straight blonde I've tasted. Can't wait to get this one chilled and on tap.

Back to the coffee. This one is so well balanced with the coffee and malt it pretty much hides the tropical notes I get from the one without the coffee. These are both going to be great.

If you happen to brew please let me know your thoughts on this beer.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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Here is a picture of the Coffee Vanilla Bean Blonde.

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It cleared up nicely.

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Since you are in Michigan, I have to ask: have you had OddSide's Bean Flicker?

Reading your recipe reminded me of that beer...
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brewed up a small one gallon batch of this last night. Sounds TASTY. OG was right on after the brew. Fermenting now. Will report back for sure. Really unique to see a lighter beer with a coffee flavor.
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bottled this on monday night. FG was dead on at 1.010

hydrometer sample was delicious. cannot wait for this one to be done. yum. kicking myself for only brewing a gallon, but i'm sure i'll be brewing more soon

cheers for this great recipe!
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Only 5 days in the bottle but i had to try one. actually quite carbonated already. THIS BEER IS STELLAR.

seriously, the coffee vanilla balance is perfect. will wait 1.5 weeks then get some outside opinions
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Since you are in Michigan, I have to ask: have you had OddSide's Bean Flicker?

Reading your recipe reminded me of that beer...
Yes, Kind of what I was going for with my own twist. I really had no idea how the accomplished it though.
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Only 5 days in the bottle but i had to try one. actually quite carbonated already. THIS BEER IS STELLAR.

seriously, the coffee vanilla balance is perfect. will wait 1.5 weeks then get some outside opinions
Awesome. I had a great response from people who tried it. I am going to have to do another batch for this summer.
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I made a derivative of this a few weeks ago, and just tapped it today. For a 6 gallon batch:

10lb (91%) 2-row
1lb (9%) Crystal 10L
1.5oz (25 IBU) Willamette @ 60 min
US-05
Added 3.5oz of locally roasted whole beans in secondary for 1 week.

OG: 1.048
FG: 1.010

HOLY CRAP is this beer good! Thanks for steering me in the right direction!
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