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Irish Blonde Ale

196 calories 21.9 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Blonde Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.050 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.059 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 60% (brew house)
Calories: 196 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 21.9 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Thursday November 9th 2023
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
12 lb US - Pale 2-Row12 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 79.3%
1.25 lb Flaked Barley1.25 lb Flaked Barley 32 2.2 8.3%
1.25 lb Flaked Oats1.25 lb Flaked Oats 33 2.2 8.3%
10 oz German - Acidulated Malt10 oz Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 4.1%
15.12 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Palisade1 oz Palisade Hops Pellet 7.5 Boil 60 min 25.91 33.3%
1 oz Palisade1 oz Palisade Hops Pellet 7.5 Boil 15 min 12.85 33.3%
1 oz Palisade1 oz Palisade Hops Pellet 7.5 Dry Hop 3 days 33.3%
3 oz / 0.00
White Labs - Irish Ale Yeast WLP004
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
65 - 68 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 106 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
Target Water Profile
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Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
24 5 26 12 17 52
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

First batch sat in fermenter too long and was oxidized and just undrinkable. Brewed again early 2024. This batch is drinkable but not too interesting. Really light in body and flavors. Too much bitterness to be considered a light beer.
Maybe could be entered as a blonde ale or cream ale.
It's like a B- beer.

Next time either take it the direction of a light lager or cream ale and reduce bitterness try to make it crisper. Or add more body to make it more like a blonde ale.

=========== 11/20/2023=========
updating recipe...homebrew shop gave flaked oats instead of oat malt. also adding acid malt for mash pH

=========== 11/8/2023=========
new recipe!

looking for some new blonde ales to brew and ran across this idea. from a little research it appears that irish blonde ale isnt actually a real style. like not in bjcp, but also there may not be any commercial examples either - doesnt exist. Appears to have been made up by Northern Brewer. But guess what the recipe sounds good and this batch (using irish ale yeast) can be used as a ramp up batch for another project ive been wanting to do for a few years, which is an imperial irish red ale aged on irish whisky and oak....

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