Blonde Ale Lightweight
Recipe Date: June 21, 2014
Type: Mini Mash = Real Ale Fireman's #4 (6B)
Specialty Grains: 3 1/2 lb 2-Row Malt
Extract: 5 lb Extra Pale Extract
60 Minute Hops: 3/4 oz Crystal (4.5% Alpha Acid)
15 Minute Hops: 3/4 oz Crystal / Yeast Fuel .018 oz / Protein Coagulant
5 Minute Hops: 1/2 oz Crystal
Yeast: White Labs - Dry English Ale 007
OG/FG: 1.042 / 1.008 (4.5% Alcohol)
The beginning and ending specific gravities were off, resulting in a 4.5% alcohol level. This was also my first blonde ale recipe to include Yeast Fuel and Protein Coagulant. I have established my new brew time to be Sunday mornings, starting at around 6:00am. It is a perfect time of day when my neighborhood is quiet and it is cool in my brewing area, even in the summer, and a great time for home brewing craft beer.
This home brew was definitely a drink-all-night-long session ale. I have brewed this ale before, but this was the first time I used the mini mash method. It is an easy recipe. It only requires one variety of specialty grain, and 1 variety of hop.