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one way or another blonde ale

144 calories 9.1 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: 1.035 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.045 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 64% (brew house)
Calories: 144 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 9.1 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Thursday August 15th 2019
1.045
1.003
5.5%
27.3
4.3
5.7
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9 lb US - Pale 2-Row9 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 94.7%
0.50 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 15L0.5 lb Caramel / Crystal 15L 35 15 5.3%
9.50 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Willamette1 oz Willamette Hops Pellet 4.2 Boil 60 min 18.23 50%
1 oz Willamette1 oz Willamette Hops Pellet 4.2 Boil 15 min 9.04 50%
2 oz / 0.00
 
Yeast
Wyeast - American Ale 1056
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
94%
Flocculation:
Med-Low
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 74 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
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
 
Notes

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6/1/2020
it really has turned a corner after a couple weeks - at first it was fruity and cloyingly sweet but now it seems drier, cleaner, and definitely clearer. it almost tastes like a lager. i cant stop sippin it! probably could try brewing it down to 4.5 or 5%
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5/14/2020
Fg 1.0025. Is that even possible.
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5/2/2020: brewed this tonight. changed the recipe to take a full oz at 15 min instead of 0.5. just so i dont have a half oz bag floating around for 6 more years. adjusted recipe for OG (was 1048, now 1045) and efficiency (69->65); more explanation on that below.

tried recirculation / vorlauf . not a really defined or repeatable pattern but the wort looked pretty clear during cooling. first runnings i actually took after recirculation was still pretty hazy, 2nd runnings looked clearer but the photos and videos make them look the same. also towards the end i had to tip the mash tun to get everything out, that came out hazy. probably rather want to heat up more sparge water so i can keep sparging without tipping until i have enough wort. came out with 4.5 gallons. original OG was 1048 but i was at 1050, tried to top up without overshooting it but i did, final OG was 1050 on about 5 gallons.
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12/13/19 : never got the brewers gold in the mail. many recipes im browsing use williamette so lets go with that. previous "blonde" and many online do no late additions but i cant help it. maybe should reconsider.

BYO also suggests you can use Glacier, U.S. Fuggle, U.S. Tettnang or Styrian Goldings as alternatives.

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9/5/19: changing out cluster for brewers gold - should be getting some free in the mail soon....lowering IBU to under 20. abv is high for style but oh well :-)
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8/15/19: reformulating this one with 2row instead of british; dropping the honey malt for lighter less crazy crystal malt. everything else the same. hopefully a lot lighter color, get rid of honey malt flavor for cleaner plainer more classic blonde ale flavors...
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8/14/19:
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
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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.
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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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