Blonde Ale 5/9/2010
Blonde Ale

 

Type: All Grain

Date: 5/9/2010

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Brewer: jomebrew
Boil Size: 7.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot 15g and Cooler (48 qt)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 40.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes: 6/18 Very clear. Light body. No off flavors. Crisp. Nice head and Belgian lace. Balanced malty body. No hop flavor. Personally, one of the cleanest homebrews I have had. I believe it was a 40. Drank to quickly to get many other opinions.
 

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 94.44 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 15L (15.0 SRM) Grain 5.56 %
1.00 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 16.7 IBU
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [Starter 1600 ml] Yeast-Ale

 

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.044 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.045 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.007 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.47 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.95 %
Bitterness: 16.7 IBU Calories: 196 cal/pint
Est Color: 4.2 SRM Color:
Color
 

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 9.00 lb
Sparge Water: 5.52 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
 

Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Mash In Add 11.25 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F

 
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 11.2 PSI Carbonation Used: My Carbonation Profile
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 40.0 F Age for: 14.0 days
Storage Temperature: 40.0 F  
 

Notes

2:20pm
Mash in 4.9g 163f strike
Mash temp 152
60 minute mash
3:25 vorlouf 6 pints
xfer to kettle
3.5 in kettle.
4g 172f sparge
first runnings 14 brix
4:15 batch started
6brix begin second runnings
Final runnings 4 brix
Preboil 8.5 brix
Preboil 1.034
4:50 1 oz Wilamette 4.6AA
5:35 Irish Moss and chiller
5:50 flame out
6:00 128
6:10 92
6:15 82
6:25 75
6:35 70
6:50 68
SG 1.044
11 BRIX
7:15 pitched. done
5/10 5:00pm Blobs of goop forming. Bubbling in blowoff. no krausens - Room temp 67
5/27/10 xfered to keg 66f
Crystal Clear beer
FG 1.007

4.9% ABV
143 Cal 12oz
12 carbs

Kegged 5/27. CO2 in out. 30 PSI. CO2 for 2 days. Down 10 12psi in in spout.

5/29 Still cloudy. Good CO2 level. Light, refreshing. Seems good to blonde style. Light maltyness.
Crisp. warming alcohol. no apparent alcohol taste or aroma. Light body. Nice lawnmower beer

5/31. still cloudy. Still no off flavors I can sense.

6/18 Very clear. Light body. No off flavors. Crisp. Nice head and Belgian lace. Balanced malty body. No hop flavor.

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