Hopped up Blonde

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  1. Krimbos

    Krimbos Member

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    Guys

    Looking to brew a hoppy, lighter session beer for the summer. Was thinking to try a blonde. I read that Blondes tend to be on the malty side and I recently purchased a belgian blonde craft beer, and it certaintly is malty.

    Problem is, I am suffering from NBHA (Novice Brewer Hop Addiction). So, take Jedi Master Larry's recipe, I did, and hopped it up:

    http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/r ... den-blonde

    Comments? Ideas? Insults? Bad Blonde double entendres?
     
  2. Nosybear

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    You're into pale ale range with that one (if not touching on IPA). If drinkability is your criteria, I'd back off the bittering hops somewhat and let the malt shine through, dry hop with just enough to tickle your nose. But that's personal opinion: Brew it and see what you think! Worst case you're out about $40 bucks for ingredients and you can always blend it into a lower hopped blonde in the future....

    For your reference, I'm including a link to my Blonde recipe (silver medal, Colorado State Fair):
    http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/r ... e-ale-full

    Replace the pale malt with extract (6#) and steep the Vienna. I'm doing that beer next and adding agave syrup to it by request for a friend's summer party.

    Cheers and good luck!
     
  3. LarryBrewer

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    Hoppy and Session Beer usually don't go together. So, yeah, maybe dial back the bittering hops 50% if you want it more drinkable, or leave it if you want it more potent.

    You might try California Lager Yeast - Wyeast 2112, that will give it some citrus notes and a nice bready finish. That one ferments in the low 60's, even though it is called a lager strain, that is the same temp I ferment US-05 at.
     

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