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Old 02-24-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
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Hello to all, was looking for recipes or tips on brewing a Golden Ale. Something like a Canadian style or German style. Can anyone help???

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Old 02-24-2008, 03:06 AM   #2
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A kolsch is what you're probably looking for when you say a German "golden ale", and a cream ale (but NOT the vanilla caramel variety) or a blond ale is in the neighborhood of "Canadian golden ale".
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:40 AM   #3
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BYO has a nice Blonde Ale recipe from the Jan issue. I brewed it with lager yeast, and it is great. I am sure if you used a neutral ale yeast like Wyeast 1056 it would be close to what you are looking for. Kolsch yeast will give it a more German profile.

10 lbs 2-row
.5 lbs crystal 15L (I couldn't find crystal 15L, so I used 1/2 10L and 1/2 20L)
Willamette Hops 5% 1 oz @ 60 min.
Mash at 154 for 60 min.

These are pretty simple recipes...the yeast you choose will really determine the character.

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