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Beer Style: Blonde Ale
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons
I sort started "grabbing things" in the brew shop one day and this is what I ended up with. At all of my tasting parties this has been a unanimous favorite.
Of all of the beers that I have shared with friends, this is almost unanimously the favorite. I should note that it is very important to use Orange Blossom Honey, I made this once with Clover Honey and it had a "grassy" after taste. I have noticed this "grassy" after taste in every beer recipe in which I used Clover honey, USE ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY, it provides a residual sweetness that I find very appealing in an amber ale like this.
Steep crystal malt while bringing water to a boil. Remove crystal malt and add extract, honey and boiling hops. Boil for 15 min., add Irish Moss, boil for another 30 min. Add finishing hops for 1-2 min. boil. After fermentation is complete, bottle using 5/8 cup of honey with one pint water for priming.
Source: Dave Fortner