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Honey I Shrunk The Kids

152 calories 10.9 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Blonde Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.034 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.043 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 77% (brew house)
Calories: 152 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 10.9 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Monday July 29th 2019
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7.75 lb United Kingdom - Golden Promise7.75 lb Golden Promise 37 3 93.9%
0.50 lb Canadian - Honey Malt0.5 lb Honey Malt 37 25 6.1%
8.25 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.70 oz Cluster0.7 oz Cluster Hops Pellet 6.5 Boil 60 min 20.04 35.9%
1.25 oz Cluster1.25 oz Cluster Hops Pellet 6.5 Boil 0 min 64.1%
1.95 oz / 0.00
Wyeast - American Ale II 1272
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 77 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.65 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

first couple pints are not so great. first of all, the beer is really really deep golden. i wonder if oxidized but i vaguely remember the color being too dark during mash. i suppose honey malt is darker than i thought. second, the beer just isnt great, really way too sweet, needs more balance. partially i cant get past the ugly color. im reading now that people typically use 2-4% honey malt, i used 6. next time may use just a tiny bit if any, will try some other lighter crystal malt to try to achieve more appropriate FG. this one fermented way down to 1.005 or something like that
7/29/19 :
decided to rebrew this, it was good. im having issues with final gravity either because of my mash or the yeast, so im adding some honey malt. i also switched to golden promise this time (just because of an inventory opportunity to use something new). i am planning to mash 150 again but maybe for only 30 minutes with the crystal malt and yeast to see if the FG comes out really low again. i suppose i should probably only change one thing at a time. will decide on brew day i guess. also i would like to cold crash this thing for a week or more to really try to get it clear from the first pour.
The Brain : originally was supposed to be a cream ale except with 100% 2 row malt instead of using sugar to supplement. With the wy 1272 it came out fruity and hazy so i called it summer ale. after a while though the haze settled and it was kind of malty clean and clear, i started calling it blonde ale.

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  • Last Updated: 2019-09-06 17:42 UTC
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