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brew log blondy

June 6, 2011 Leave a comment


7 gallon mash in at 157, for 150 degree mash

4pm start mash @ 150.

4:20 flame on to 150

5:10 mash out at 169 for 10 min.

bottle bucket sparge for 5 or so min with 2.5 gallons water @155.

8 gallons to  boil at 5:45

Put 6.2 gallons in fermenter @ 1.062 — poor efficiency again.

ended a week later at 1.010


Categories: Brew Log, golden ale

Brew Log – Hoptober Clone

April 25, 2011 2 comments

Aiming for a pretty simple light blonde with a big hop presence, sort of like Hoptober.

Recipe at

2:30 start
3:00 water on; 7 gallons at 80 degrees
3:50 mash in at 161, aiming for 152, came in high at 154, added cold water immediately to 151,
4:20 heat to 153
4:50 mash out heat to 175
5:05 pull bag, degrees, heat to boil.
5:30 Add Hops, start 45 minutes

1.050 100 first
1.030 93 batch runnings, 1 gallon
1.045 110 combined

ended with 5.5 gallons @ 1.060 – 67% efficiency in hopville calculator. Could have gotten a bit more wort from draining whole hops or by getting  more from bag squeeze or bag sparge.

very blond, delicious hop aroma, looks great!

pitched at 67 degrees

few days later at 1.014, a bit tangy spicy, not at all as bitter as expected.

Primary for  a week, secondary for a week with .5 Sterling and .5 Goldings
Nice, almost lemonade in bright citrus tang, yellow, not as much hop aroma as expected.

Very nice, light, drinkable, lemony citrus hops w out graoefruit.

Categories: Brew Log, clone, golden ale, hops

hoptober clone

October 10, 2010 Leave a comment love it, want to brew it

Five hops and four malts make Hoptober Golden Ale a veritable cornucopia of the earth.  Pale and wheat malt are mashed with rye and oats to create a medium-bodied ale with a creamy mouthfeel. Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, Willamette, and Glacier hops form a bonfire of citrus notes, fruity cheers and a bold finale.
40 IBU
6% ABV

its a hoppy blonde ale


my try at

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