South Hills Brewing Supply Blonde Ale
5 gallons/19 L, extract with grains; OG = 1.042 FG = 1.011; IBU = 7 SRM = 3+ ABV = 4.1%
- 3.0 lb. (1.4 kg) extra light dried malt extract
- 1.0 lb. (0.45 kg) rice syrup solids
- 1.0 lb. (0.45 kg) light honey
- 1.75 AAU Mt. Hood hops (30 mins) (0.3 oz./8.5 g of 5.5% alpha acids)
- 2.75 AAU Mt. Hood hops (0 mins) (0.5 oz./14 g of 5.5% alpha acids)
- 1 tsp. yeast nutrient
- 1 Whirlfloc tablet
White Labs WLP029 (German Ale/Kölsch) yeast
Step by Step:
Add bittering hops to 1.5 gallons (5.7 L) of water, bring to a boil for 30 minutes and remove from heat. Add malt and rice extracts and stir until thoroughly dissolved. Bring to a light simmer and maintain for 15 minutes.
Add one teaspoon of yeast nutrient and the Whirlfloc tablet (this aids in clarity) along with the finishing hops and honey. Continue simmering for another 10 minutes. Cool with the aid of a wort chiller to a temperature of 70–80 °F (21–27 °C).
Add to plastic fermenter with 3 gallons (11 L) of room temperature water. Alternatively, cover pot and chill in an ice water bath for 15–20 minutes. Add to fermenter and top up with 3 gallons (11 L) of cold water. Pitch yeast and ferment for a week to ten days. Transfer to a glass carboy and ferment until completion. Prime, bottle, and age for three weeks or more