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  1. B

    Off-Flavors, Super Dry Finish / Aftertaste

    I brewed the Lefse Blonde extract kit from Northern Brewer. In primary for about a week, secondary for two weeks, in bottles for two weeks so far. I'm getting a very dry (too dry) finish and some off-flavors I can't put my finger on. Any thoughts as to where I went wrong on this one? Not...
  2. Brewfawx

    First attempt at a sour, Help?

    So i recently got a smaple of some wild yeast from the coast, and after the sample fermented out it smelled sour, but in a very pleasant way. I wanted to make a sour beer with it, and wee what came from it. I was thinking of doing a sour blonde ale with strawberries, but I have no idea how to...
  3. S

    Need some help on a honey/mexican vanilla blonde ale recipe (Feisty Blonde)

    There is a small brewery here in Texas that makes a honey blonde with Mexican vanilla added and it is probably one of my top 3 beers - it's called Feisty Blonde. It is surprisingly heavy for it being a blonde with its 8.27% ABV. I'm a new brewer and don't know much in the way of developing a...
  4. CmdrTrekk

    Attempting first fruit beer

    Hi all, just got started brewing a few weeks ago and looking to make our second brew. Our first one, so far, was very successful. I wanted to try to design a Strawberry Blonde Ale for a contest (don't intend to win, just have fun). So here's my suggested recipe. I definitely want some fruit...
  5. wulfsburg

    Newbie here, experimenting. Input needed

    I am doing the following recipe .75 lb Garmbrinus Honey Malt .25 lb Dingemans Biscuit 6 lbs Pilsen malt syrup 1 oz cluster hops It is currently in my primary. I am thinking of racking into a secondary with 5 lbs of pasteurized strawberries. Would this be a good combination to...
  6. bobapfel

    Vanilla Blonde - help?

    Hi, first time i've actually tried to make a recipe, and it's for a friend who wants a "vanilla oatmeal blonde, with at least 5% abv". He also wants it on the less bitter side. Will this recipe need more bittering hops, so as to balance the maltiness/sweetness? Different hops/grains/yeast? I...
  7. RushN24

    Hopscotch Blonde Ale

    Ingredients: 6lbs Super Light LME 1lb Wheat DME (55%/45%) 1lb Dextrose 1lb Carapils 1.5oz Centennial @ 60 mins 1oz Cascade @ 15 mins .5oz Cascade @ 5 mins Fermentis US-05 yeast *1 Whirlfloc tablet @ 15 mins Here's how I did it: 1.) Brought 2 qts water to 160F and added 1lb carapils...