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Melo's High Life- Honey Blonde Ale

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Melo's High Life- Honey Blonde Ale

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Beer Style: Cream Ale  (6A)
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5 US gallons

Cream Ale


The first original recipe of our homebrewery, this is a light golden ale. Melo's has a good strong head with a taste and aroma alot like Sam Adams Summer Ale. It has a little bit of Lemon Zest in it, but could definitely tolerate 1 or 2 more lemons worth. This is one of our friends favorites and the 5 gallon batch has vanished in no time at all, its pretty darn good.


  • 2 Cans Extra Light Malt Extract (or equivalent DME)
  • 8 oz Honey Malt
  • 4 oz Cara-Pils Malt
  • 1 lb Honey
  • 1 oz Cascade Hops
  • Zest of 1 Large Lemon
  • White Labs California Ale Yeast
  • 1 tsp Irish Moss

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 1 week
Secondary Ferment: 2 weeks

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Steep grains between 170-180 for 30 minutes, then remove and bring to boil.
Turn off heat and stir in Malt extract.
Return to boil, add .5 oz of hops, boil for 1 hour.
With about 15 minutes left in the boil add Irish Moss and last .5 oz of hops.
Stir in Honey with 5-10 minutes left in the boil.
Add lemon zest after the boil, when the heat is turned off.




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 Reviewed by David on Thu Apr 23 2015

This recipe looks great. But it isn't a partial mash. It is an extract recipe with grain steeping. There are no mashable grains in the recipe. Have you brewed this as a partial mash, and if so can you share the recipe?

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 Reviewed by Jonny on Mon Jun 30 2014

The mash temp seems a little high and I prefer longer steep time... Closer to an hour to get more color and flavor.

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 Reviewed by Mr. Beer on Sun May 4 2014

This is a great recipe. I found that 2 weeks after bottling my beer was still very unnaturally sweet (gave me a headache). Let it sit for another 2 weeks (one month total), and the taste returned to normal and it tastes great!