« on: July 05, 2014, 07:07:11 AM »
You could also add citrus rind at the end of boil in addition to the hops. The rind from a couple of navel oranges adds a sweet citrusy character to blonde. Lemon rind also works very well in this style.
I personally never use American 2-row in a blonde. I use Pils malt because blonde is a malt-foward beer style, and American 2-row is the melba toast of 2-row malts.
I've added the juice and zest from oranges/lemons/grapefruits directly into the wort at 170-190F for 20 minutes along with the 0min hops for my IPAs. Works great. For a blonde ale, you could hunt down some meyer lemons and use them.