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Perky Blonde Ale

159 calories 17.2 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Blonde Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 5.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.044 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 73% (brew house)
Source: dfj
5.00 (1 Review)

Calories: 159 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17.2 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday October 24th 2017
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7 lb American - Pale 2-Row7 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 77.8%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 10L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 10L 35 10 11.1%
1 lb Belgian - Munich1 lb Munich 38 6 11.1%
9 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.55 oz Northern Brewer0.55 oz Northern Brewer Hops Pellet 9.3 Boil 60 min 20.51 35.5%
0.25 oz Cascade0.25 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 6.9 Boil 15 min 3.43 16.1%
0.75 oz Cascade0.75 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 6.9 Dry Hop 3 days 48.4%
1.55 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
12 qt brewers edge set 152 stir every 15min Infusion 152 °F 60 min
14 qt Sparge 170 °F 45 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.34 qt/lb
Danstar - American West Coast Yeast BRY-97
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
62 - 75 °F
Fermentation Temp:
65 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.5 (M cells / ml / ° P) 113 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: corn sugar       Amount: 5 oz      
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile II
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
150 10 80 150 160 220
semi hard water
add .75 hops to fermentor while it cools eu style
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

use Brewer's Edge. Test Batch
heat 3.5 gallons on stove to 180 - transfer to Igloo cooler before mash
boil strike
3 gal to 162 add grain and stir for no dough balls
set temp to 152 1 hour
Stir grain every 15 min
drain mash by lifting ss bucket in brewer's edge
add cold water til sparge is 170 f to 5 gallon cooler
once 1 gallon collected, collect 1qt or 2 and pour slowly on grain bed.
Sparse by slowly dumping 1qt back on mash
boil 1 hour add hop as scheduled using a hop bag
measured 1.052 @60f 78% eff
add dry hops to fermenter and let cool overnight to ~70f
when cooled to 70F pitch yeast rack after 3 days
Rack to 5 gallon carboy after fermenting slow for 7 to 10 days
when clear and and no fermentation.
transfer bottling bucket. dissolve 5 oz of corn sugar into 16 oz of water. mix in and bottle

feel free to use 1# crystal 10 if you cant get 1 # Munich for 9 # max grain. adjust as need to hit efficiency

Updated had to add 1/4 gallon at rack so i failed to collect enough at sparge. efficiency suffered to 73% when i account for the 1/4 gallon added to secondary
1.012 at bottle 70f

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dfj 10/31/2017 at 02:03am
5 of 5

used new brewer's edge all grain hit 78% efficency

dfj 11/12/2017 at 05:25pm
updated efficiency to 73% after racking

dfj 11/28/2017 at 11:47pm
taste: slight buttery citrus with a touch or caramel. Excellent

dfj 11/28/2017 at 11:48pm
taste: slight buttery citrus with a touch or caramel. Excellent will brew again. A Pale/ Blonde ale

dfj 12/03/2017 at 06:40pm
tasting notes after bottle aging
Looks - Nice Blonde color - good head retention
Smell - malt/ citrus grassy
Tastes - Hides its ABV well - very well balance - good citrus hit but not too strong as its a blond ale
Over all very well balance Blond ale american style. very drinkable
i would give it 35 out of 40 - better than many commercial examples

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