Blushing Blonde

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  1. chub1

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    Just cracked open a couple of my Blushing Blonde Pale ales.What a cracking beer and one i will repeat very soon.
    Only trouble is she aint blushing as i didn't add enough blackberries:rolleyes::)
    5 litre partial mash. OG 1038.FG 1.007. ABV 4%.IBU 32.89 SRM 5.20 This was actually topped up to 5.5 litres in the FV
    525 grams mixed pale and lager malt
    75 grams carahell
    35 grams caramalt
    15 grams light munich
    10 grams buscuit malt
    150 grams light spraymalt----------start of boil
    5 grams Bramling X pellets 60 min
    6 grams "" "" 10 min
    5 grams pacific gem leaf 5 min
    5 grams "" "" 5 day dry hop at day 5
    125 grams defrosted blackberries added at day 5 for 5 days,then racked
    CML US Pale yeast(US-05 is similar)
    1/2 protofloc tablet at 15 min
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    you froze the blackberries, then did you mash them up??
     
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    No i didn't,possibly a mistake.
     
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    mashing up your fruit allows all the good juicy stuff to get into the beer. kinda the same idea behind milling your malts.
     
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    Yup.
    I did a raspberry wheat and did the same thing,ie uncrushed and the colour was supberb. Guess blackberries are a harder fruit
     

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