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Old 01-02-2008, 01:43 AM   #1
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Thinking about brewing mid week since I am on PTO til the 7th. I have 6oz of cascade whole hops to start using, and divide up in to smaller packs and foodsaver em.

I have Kolsch yeast banked.

None of my other specialty malts seemed appropriate (mostly dark stuff, some crystal, caramunich, and wheat).

Leaping Blonde Ale

Category: Light Hybrid Beer
Subcategory: Blonde Ale
Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5 gal.
Volume Boiled: 6.5 gal.
Mash Efficiency: 72 %
Total Grain/Extract: 9.00 lbs.
Total Hops: 1.8 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.): 173.0
Cost to Brew: $22.13 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.): $0.41 (USD)

8.5 lbs. American 2-row
.5 lbs. American Vienna
.75 oz. Cascade (Whole, 7.4 %AA) boiled 60 minutes.
0.50 oz. Cascade (Whole, 7.4 %AA) boiled 15 minutes.
0.50 oz. Cascade (Whole, 7.4 %AA) boiled 1 minutes.
Yeast: WYeast 2565 Kolsch


Vital Statistics
Original Gravity: 1.044
Terminal Gravity: 1.010
Color: 3.46 SRM
Bitterness: 26.9 IBU
Alcohol (%volume): 4.5 %

Results prepared by
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10

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Old 01-02-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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For me, I would put in two more pounds of two row and bump the ABV up to around 5%. I love Cascade hops. I made something like this to be ready for Christmas. My brothers wife said it was too strong, and continued drinking Miller Lite. Maybe you should make it your way.

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Old 01-02-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
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Looks good to me. I lean towards less IBUs for my blonde ale, but that is only a personal thing. What temp are you going to mash at? I did 154 F for 60 min and it turned out real nice. - Dirk
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:33 PM   #4
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I would add a bit of carapils (0.5 lb) or weat for body, also subbed viena for munich to make it bit maltier.
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