Strawberry Blonde Ale - Beer Recipe - Brewer's Friend

Strawberry Blonde Ale

174 calories 16.4 g
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Blonde Ale
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.25 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.75 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.039 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.053 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 81% (brew house)
Source: Jody Hughes
Hop Utilization: 93%
Calories: 174 calories (Per )
Carbs: 16.4 g (Per )
Created: Monday March 13th 2023
1.053
1.011
5.6%
23.2
4.0
5.3
23.12
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
8.50 lb Briess - Brewers Malt 2-Row8.5 lb Brewers Malt 2-Row 1.03 / lb
8.76
37 1.8 58.6%
0.50 lb Corn Sugar - Dextrose0.5 lb Corn Sugar - Dextrose - (late boil kettle addition) 2.60 / lb
1.30
42 0.5 3.4%
0.25 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 10L0.25 lb Caramel / Crystal 10L 2.49 / lb
0.62
35 10 1.7%
0.25 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 20L0.25 lb Caramel / Crystal 20L 2.50 / lb
0.63
35 20 1.7%
5 lb Strawberry5 lb Strawberry - (late fermenter addition) 3.15 0 34.5%
14.50 lbs / 11.30
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Yakima Valley Hops - Willamette1 oz Willamette Hops 1.89 / oz
1.89
Pellet 5 Boil 60 min 17.77 66.7%
0.50 oz Yakima Valley Hops - Willamette0.5 oz Willamette Hops 1.89 / oz
0.95
Pellet 5 Boil 20 min 5.38 33.3%
1.50 oz / 2.84
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
10 qt Strike 167 °F 150 °F 30 min
1.75 qt regulate mash temp Infusion 210 °F 153 °F 30 min
1.75 qt regulate mash temp Infusion 210 °F 152 °F 30 min
21 qt Fly Sparge 185 °F 169 °F 25 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.1 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 58 °F
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
2.20 g Baking Soda Water Agt Mash 90 min.
4.20 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 90 min.
1 each Campden Tablets / 42 Each Water Agt Mash 90 min.
6.70 g Citric acid Water Agt Mash 90 min.
4 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 90 min.
0.50 g Salt Water Agt Mash 90 min.
1 tsp Irish Moss / 2 Ounces Fining Boil 15 min.
1 tsp Yeast Nutrient / 0.99 Ounces Other Boil 10 min.
2.50 g Citric acid Water Agt Sparge 30 min.
 
Yeast
Lallemand - LALBREW® BRY-97 WEST COAST ALE YEAST
Amount:
2 Each
Cost:
4.49 / each
8.98
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
59 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 205 B cells required
8.98 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: co2       Amount: 12.28 psi       Temp: 37 °F       CO2 Level: 2.65 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

My mash tun is a 10 gallon size, and this brew has it about 35-40% full. It does very poorly at this volume, so the 2 mash 'infusion' steps that add about 1/2 gallon of boiling water are really just there to help it regulate a good mash temp over the 90 minutes.
It's really intended to be more of a single step mash @152 but these adjustments are just for my equipment.

Recommend bagging the strawberries to minimize the haziness.

All the salts/soda/acids pertain to my water profile.

When I added the strawberries (and they thawed) the gravity went up by about 3pts. My OG was more like 1.055 and 1.008 FG.

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Last Updated: 2023-03-28 12:15 UTC

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