10 April, 2011

Home Brew: Blonde Ale

I sampled my first bottle of Blonde Ale, after two-weeks in the bottle. It is quite nice. I used some Yakima Golding hops in the aroma stage, giving it a nice citrus quality. It is very clean and crisp, with nice carbonation.

Recipe Characteristics
Recipe Gravity 1.059 OG
Estimated FG 1.015 FG
Recipe Bitterness 24 IBU
Alcohol by Volume 5.7%
Recipe Color 7° SRM
Alcohol by Weight 4.5%

2.20 lb Alexander's LME - Pale Extract Extract
0.50 lb Crystal 20L Grain Mashed
0.75 lb MrB. Booster Sugar Other
0.50 lb Two-row (US) Grain Mashed

0.75 oz Cascade Whole 10 minutes
0.50 oz Centennial Whole 20 minutes
0.50 oz Yakima Golding Whole 5 minutes

1.00 unit Irish Moss Fining 1/2 tsp
0.50 unit Safale S-05 Dry Ale Yeast American: Temperature Range: 59°-75° F 11.5 GRAMS


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