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Offline goschman

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Re: basic blonde ale
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 07:15:17 PM »
Thanks all. I will probably go back more to the original idea. My biggest challenge is to determine how much crystal I want to use. If honey malt is more or less crystal than I guess I should keep the total amount of honey malt + crystal at or below 10%. I do like hoser's idea too...

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Re: basic blonde ale
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 08:37:21 PM »
Seriously, you are over thinking this :D.  Blonde ales are very simple.  Basically an all malt premium lager with ale yeast and maybe a little more hop character.  Mostly 90+% 2-row, occasionally an adjunct(i.e. wheat), and maybe a light crystal malt, with low hop profile.

Per the BJCP (you may need to scroll down):
http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style06.php#1b

Here is Jamil's recipe from the Beer Dujour website.  I like the centennial idea better than williamette:
http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/Jamil/JamilsBlondeAle.htm

Sometimes, the more simple the recipe, the better it tastes! ;)
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Re: basic blonde ale
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 08:34:26 AM »
Seriously, you are over thinking this :D.  Blonde ales are very simple.  Basically an all malt standard lager with ale yeast and maybe a little more hop character.  Mostly 90+% 2-row, occasionally an adjunct(i.e. wheat), and maybe a light crystal malt, with low hop profile.

Per the BJCP (you may need to scroll down):
http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style06.php#1b

Here is Jamil's recipe from the Beer Dujour website.  I like the centennial idea better than williamette:
http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/Jamil/JamilsBlondeAle.htm

K thanks

Sometimes, the more simple the recipe, the better it tastes! ;)

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Re: basic blonde ale
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2013, 08:44:41 AM »
Start simple and slowly build from there with one ingredient or process change at a time to achieve the beer you are looking for.  Good luck!

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Re: basic blonde ale
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2013, 09:53:18 AM »
Bottled this last week. Final recipe was

87.5% two row
6.25% honey malt
6.25% wheat

14 g Centennial - 60 min
14 g Centennial - 10 min

US-05 yeast

OG - 1.051
FG - 1.009
IBUs ~22

I also added 9 g lime zest, 19 g grated lemongrass with 5 min remaining in boil as I was partially influenced by Burnside's Lime Kolsch. I am afraid it will end up tasting like a glorified mexican beer with a lime...
« Last Edit: March 05, 2013, 09:58:41 AM by goschman »

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Re: basic blonde ale
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2013, 12:53:01 PM »
I am afraid it will end up tasting like a glorified mexican beer with a lime...

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