American Blonde

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American Blonde

Postby rlemkin » Sat Jul 02, 2016 21:05

Still getting into this competition lark. Entered my first one a few months ago and it was a bit of a disaster (infection problems), but had a better go of it this time around. Although I'm still not particularly keen on brewing to 'style' as an aim. Anyways here's my best scoring effort to date ( managed 41/50):

A simple American blonde, malty but light enough to be wonderfully easy drinking with a twist of the obligatory American C hops for a zesty edge. London Ale III helps accentuate the malt nicely - plus it's not bloody 001/US-05 - and drops bright nicely when you don't dry hop it to death.

Interstellar Drift (Blonde Ale)

Original Gravity (OG): 1.048 (°P): 11.9
Final Gravity (FG): 1.010 (°P): 2.6
Alcohol (ABV): 4.97 %
Colour (SRM): 6.7 (EBC): 13.2
Bitterness (IBU): 11 (Average)

43% Maris Otter Malt
36% Pilsner
17% Munich I
4% Caramalt

0.2 g/L Chinook (11.4% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
0.7 g/L Chinook (11.4% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil)
1 g/L Chinook (11.4% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil)


Single step Infusion at 66°C for 60 Minutes. Boil for 60 Minutes

Fermented at 18°C with Wyeast 1318 - London Ale III



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Re: American Blonde

Postby Rolfster » Sat Jul 02, 2016 21:11

I hate this!
And by that I mean the fact that people keep posting recipies that I wanna make!
Looks very nice.
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Re: American Blonde

Postby robwalker » Sat Jul 02, 2016 21:57

Looks good! Never really used Munich, how does it go down around that percentage?
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Re: American Blonde

Postby serum » Sun Jul 03, 2016 14:45

You should try Munich Rob, I absolutely love it. It's most at home in European styles but I can imagine it would be awesome in a Scotch ale or old ale even though you rarely see it in one. Probably good in an IPA too.

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Re: American Blonde

Postby robwalker » Sun Jul 03, 2016 16:28

Actually I used it in a scotch ale at black tap! About 30% iirc. The base malt stuff, not the strong flavour stuff. Really nice popular beer. But never in a pale hoppy beer so would love to hear how it goes down.
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Re: American Blonde

Postby serum » Sun Jul 03, 2016 18:41

robwalker wrote:Actually I used it in a scotch ale at black tap! About 30% iirc. The base malt stuff, not the strong flavour stuff. Really nice popular beer. But never in a pale hoppy beer so would love to hear how it goes down.

Yeah I use the lighter colour one weyermann make. I did a really nice alt with that, a little caramunich, 40 ibu of spalt and European ale yeast and it was cracking. Id recommend it.

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Re: American Blonde

Postby rlemkin » Sun Jul 03, 2016 21:29

Rolfster wrote:I hate this!
And by that I mean the fact that people keep posting recipies that I wanna make!
Looks very nice.


Overall the malt felt quite lager like, but that's not entirely surprising given the PIlsner/Munich mix. I'll upload the scoresheets when I get them.. perhaps that'll be more useful!
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Re: American Blonde

Postby rlemkin » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:36

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Re: American Blonde

Postby Diggerg » Thu Jul 14, 2016 21:24

Excellent another recipe for chinook other than stone. One more for the list. Cheers .

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