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First Batch

First Batch

Belgian Blond Ale : Extract : 5 gal

First Belgian Recipe

This is my first brew not using a kit. I know the color isn't exactly what it should be for a Blond, but had to sup some things out because my shop was out of stock.

January 11, 2013 at 04:08pm

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Ingredients (Extract5 gal)

  • 1 lbs Caramel Malt 20L; Briess

    Caramel Malt 20L; Briess

    Candylike sweetness, mild caramel flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam, foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • Caramel 20L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts golden color. • Use 3-7% for Pilsener-style beers for balance. • Use 5-15% to provide color, sweetness and color to light amber beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 6-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 3.3 lbs Liquid Light; Muntons

    Liquid Light; Muntons

    Selected English lager malt is used to produce this fine consistent light malt extract.

  • 3.3 lbs Liquid Extra Light; Muntons

    Liquid Extra Light; Muntons

    Made from the lightest available lager malt, processed carefully with the gentlest heat necessary to ensure that the resultant extract is the lightest possible from 100% malt.

  • 1 lbs Candi Sugar Clear

    Candi Sugar Clear

    Smooth taste, good head retention, sweet aroma and high gravity without being apparent. Use in Belgian and holiday ales. Use clear for tripels, amber for dubbels, and dark is used in brown beer and strong golden ales.

  • 1.5 oz Hallertau - 4.5 AA% pellets; boiled 30 min

    Hallertau

    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • .5 oz Hallertau - 4.5 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Hallertau

    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04

    Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04

    A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers and is specially well adapted to cask-conditioned ales and fermentation in cylindro-conical tanks. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium. Pitching instructions: Re-hydrate the dry yeast into yeast cream in a stirred vessel prior to pitching. Sprinkle the dry yeast in 10 times its own weight of sterile water or wort at 27C ± 3C. Once the expected weight of dry yeast is reconstituted into cream by this method (this takes about 15 to 30 minutes), maintain a gentle stirring for another 30 minutes. Then pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel. Alternatively, pitch dry yeast directly in the fermentation vessel providing the temperature of the wort is above 20C. Progressively sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available in order to avoid clumps. Leave for 30 minutes and then mix the wort e.g. using aeration.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 18 - Belgian Strong Ale

Subcategory: A - Belgian Blond Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.063 1.062 - 1.075
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 1.008 - 1.018
Color: 9.3 SRM 4 - 7
Alcohol: 6.8% ABV 6.00% - 7.50%
Bitterness: 16.2 IBU 15.00 - 30.00

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