HBC | Your Favorite Beer – Blonde Ale | 5 Gal. Extract Kit

$46.95

BJCP: Category 18A | Blonde Ale

A delightful, pairable, delicious blonde beer with delicate hop character, and a nice, smooth malt-forward attitude. This beer is all about good times and even better eats. Slightly biscuity and fruity, with notes of peach and apricot, finishing with a hoppy floral character.

ABV: 4.6% | IBU: 20 | OG: 1.042 | FG: 1.008 | SRM: 2.9

Kit Includes:
Extract, Steeping Grain, Hops, Yeast, 1 Grain bag, and Priming sugar

Fermentables:
3 lbs Golden Light DME
2 lbs Extra Light (Pilsen) DME

Steeping Grains:
12 oz Maris Otter
4.0 oz Torrefied Wheat
4.0 oz Flaked Corn
4.0 oz Flaked Oats

Hops Schedule:
0.75 oz Kent Golding First Wort (60min)
1.25 oz Kent Golding Flameout/Steep 20 min

Yeast:
White Labs WLP001 – California Ale Yeast or Wyeast 1056 American Ale

 

All Grain Option:
Replace Malt Extract with 5lbs Golden Promise and 2lbs German Pilsner, and combine with steeping grains listed above. Mash at 154°F for 60 Min ; Boil for 60 minutes

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Description

Your Favorite Beer | Home Brewing Co.

Style: 

ABV:

IBU:

OG:

FG:

18A Blonde Ale

4.9%

26

1.047

1.010

 


 

A delightful, pairable, delicious blonde beer with delicate hop character, and a nice, smooth malt-forward attitude. This beer is all about good times and even better eats. Slightly biscuity and fruity, with notes of peach and apricot, finishing with a hoppy floral character. 

This Kit Includes: Ingredients + (1) Muslin Grain Steeping Bag (extract option only)

Fermentables

3 lb

Golden Light DME

2 lb 

Pilsen Light DME

0.75 lb

Maris Otter

0.25 lb

Torrefied Wheat

0.25 lb

Flaked Oats

 

Hops Schedule

0.75 oz

Kent Golding (pellet) – 4.4% AA 

60 (Beg. of Boil)

1.25 oz

Kent Golding (pellet) – 4.4% AA 

Steep/Whirlpool

 

Yeast

White Labs WLP001 – California Ale Yeast or Wyeast 1056 American Ale

 

All Grain Option

Replace Malt Extract with 5lbs Golden Promise and 2lbs German Pilsner, and combine with steeping grains listed above. Mash at 154°F for 60 Min

 

All Grain Mash Instructions: 

Mash with a water to grain ratio of about 1.25qt per pound at a target Mash rest temp of 152 for 30-60 minutes (stirring your mash occasionally can help with your efficiency). Sparge with enough water to collect about 6.5 gallons into your kettle.

 

Useful All-Grain Equations 

Mash Water Volume: 1.25-1.50 qt of water per lb of grain (adjust based on equipment)

Mash Strike Water Temp: 10-12 degrees fahrenheit above your target mash temp.

Sparge Water: 1 to 1.25 x your mash water volume (calculated above). 

Results vary. Every brewhouse is unique. Take notes, and adjust. You got this!

 

Making The Wort (Typical Partial Grain/Extract Setup)

  1. Prepare a bucket with Sanitizer 

  2. Bring 2.5 gal of Water to ~155 F

    1. Put Another 3 gal of bottled (or pre boiled) water in the freezer

  3. Put Steeping Grains in the muslin grain bag and add to water for 15-20 min

    1. Occasionally Stir, Gently and try to maintain 155 F using very low heat

    2. Remove grain bag and let drip dry.

  4. Add Extract and Bring to a boil

    1. watch out for the Boil Over, It will happen….

  5. Add Bittering Hops and start a timer for 60 Minutes

    1. Stir Often

  6. Add remaining hops according to boil times list.  

    1. Times indicated are a count down within the 60 min total boil time

  7. When the timer is up, remove the pot from heat and place in an ice bath

    1. Kitchen Sink or a tub works well

    2. Add previously chilled water after about 5-10 minutes

  8. Transfer wort to fermenter, splashing vigorously to aerate.

  9. Add Yeast when wort is below 80 F

  10. Enjoy the show over the next 2 weeks!

    1. The yeast will be quite active while its turning your Wort into Beer so pay attention and don’t let the airlock get clogged with foam (krausen)

Bottling

  1. Boil 4 oz of sugar in 2 cups of water for 10-15 minutes

  2. Cool to room temp and add to bottom of sanitized bottling bucket

  3. Transfer the Beer to the bucket Gently

    1. Be careful not to disturb the sediment at the bottom of your fermenter

  4. Use the spigot and bottling wand to fill your bottles and cap

  5. Wait 2-3 weeks for carbonation to build, chill and enjoy!

    1. Make sure to pour your delicious beer into the proper glassware as there will likely be some sediment in the bottles.

 

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Additional information

Weight 8 lbs

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