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18: Sour Blonde Ale

144.82 calories 15.03 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 8 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.030 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 50% (brew house)
Source: Zymurgy May/June 2015
Calories: (Per 12oz)
Carbs: (Per 12oz)
Created Saturday November 14th 2015
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7 lb American - Pale 2-Row7 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 52.8%
2.25 lb Flaked Wheat2.25 lb Flaked Wheat 34 2 17%
2.25 lb American - White Wheat2.25 lb White Wheat 40 2.8 17%
1.75 lb American - Vienna1.75 lb Vienna 35 4 13.2%
13.25 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.25 oz Challenger0.25 oz Challenger Hops Pellet 8.5 Boil 30 min 4.95 100%
0.25 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
Mash Hot - Create Unfermentables Infusion 158 °F 30 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
White Labs - Belgian Ale Yeast WLP550
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
68 - 78 °F
Fermentation Temp:
67 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 171 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator

Ferment with second pitch of belgian ale yeast (slurry from heretic wort giveaway) and also pitch dregs of sanctification. Transfer to secondary and pitch sanctification, consecration, and supplication dregs again and age for 6-9 months before deciding which fruit to use. Zymurgy article says apricot but will likely use cherry too and split batch.

Brewed 11/29
Made 1700ml starter on 11/28 at 5pm using 83g of Belgian Yeast from Heretic brew that was collected on 11/1 in mason jar. 83g is a little over 300 billion cells. Will pitch two bottle dregs of sanctification with primary pitch as well.

Mashed at 160F for 30 minutes. Sparged once and collected 8 gallon of beer. Brought to boil then added .3oz of 7.5AA challenger hops. When adding hops I accidentally dropped in two enclosed AAA batteries that were covered in plastic. What an idiot! Needed to transfer boiling wort to another vessel in order to fish the batteries out of the bottom. The plastic casing around the batteries was still fine, I think everything is okay. Lost about .5 gallons in transfer process, took 10 minutes to bring back to boil. Boil for 60 minutes

Racked to secondary on 12/18/15 and pitched dregs of Consecration. SG was 1.013. Pitched #20 brew onto this yeast cake. Will secondary at 65F while #20 primaries

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