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Dirty Blonde

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Dirty Blonde

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Beer Style: American Pale Ale (10A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 4.75 US gallons

American Pale Ale


Easy drinking pale with a subtle hop character. Best after two weeks in the keg. Light citrus aroma and good malt profile.


  • 12 lbs American 2-Row
  • 1 lb Crystal 10L
  • .5 CaraRed
  • .25 oz Magnum (60 min)
  • .25 oz Cascade (30 min)
  • .25 oz Centennial (30 min)
  • .25 oz Cascade (5 min)
  • .25 oz Centennial (5 min)
  • Whirfloc Tab at 15 min.
  • White Labs Australian Ale Yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 5-7
Secondary Ferment: 5-7

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.05-1.068
Final Gravity: 1.01
Alcohol by Vol: 5.24%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 4.75 US Gallons

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In a 5 gallon cooler, add 3.5 gallons of 176 degree water. Dough in grains when temp is 168 to achieve 153 mash temp. Hold for one hour. I do batch sparging, so I verlauf until clear, then drain off the first running ( usually about 1.75 gal). Then add 2 gallons of 192 degree water, should hit 168 with no problem. Give mash a good stir then a brief rest before draining second running. Repeat batch sparging until you get 6.25 gallons of pre boil. Note: I have increased the efficiency dramatically by giving a 10 minute rest on each batch sparge, but would recommend just rinsing the grain without any rest. The end result of the higher efficiency is a bit heavy to drink, but if you're on a mission to get drunk, maybe you'd like it.

60 minute boil with the hop additions, rapidly chill to 76. Pitch yeast and aerate wort. 5 days primary, 5-7 days secondary. Keg or bottle and enjoy!


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 Reviewed by Patrick on Fri Nov 20 2015

This was my first beer I tried to make. Since the first batch it has been my staple beer. I have tweeked the sparge just a bit and some of the hops. Everyone that has tried it Loves it. Great beer and thanks for the share.

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 Reviewed by Aaron on Wed May 7 2014

Just what I am looking for as an every day beer I like that my non-craft brew friends also like. An IPA is a favorite but not for everyday. light hops flavor and aroma clean finish light and still full of flavor.