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Dad's "Other" Blonde

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Dad's "Other" Blonde

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Beer Style: Weizen/Weissbier (15A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Weizen/Weissbier

Description:

My mom is a blonde, so I tried to give my dad a blonde he could enjoy in front of her. This is a smooth, malty beer with low to moderate alcohol content and a sweet, clean finish. It also brews nicely with strawberries.

Ingredients:

  • 7# 2-Row
  • 3# Wheat
  • 1/2# Crystal 40
  • 1/2# Honey malt
  • 4# Fresh Strawberries pureed (If desired)
  • 1/2oz. Czech Saaz (60 min.)
  • 1/2oz. Czech Saaz (15 min.)
  • Nottingham Ale Yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 10-14 days
Secondary Ferment: None

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Procedure:

Blend al grains in mash tun. Add 2.75gal water for target mash temp 158F. Mash for 1 hour. Sparge with approximately 4.5gal. Add 1/2oz. Hops at boil and remaining 1/2oz. with 15min. remaining. Flame out after 60min. boil and chill immediately. Ferment for 10-14 days.

If you would like to add strawberries, slowly add puree with 15min. remaining in boil. Be careful not to add the fruit too quickly so wort maintains hard boil.

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review rating
 Reviewed by Michael on Sat Mar 12 2016

This was my very first all grain brew. It was an absolute hit with the whole family!! As a matter of fact we are brewing it again today!