Codename : Rise-Up Blonde Alethorpe
In my ongoing attempts at learning, and improving my brewhouse efficiency, I kept this recipe simple. I am sticking with a simple blonde ale, while using up some of the stocks I had on hand from previous batches. The name is inspired by the recently released song by Pink Floyd, “Rise up”.
- 1 Lb 2-Row Malted Barley
- 10 oz Pilsner Malt
- 2 oz Munich Dark Malt (8L)
- 0.1 oz Cascade hops at 60 minutes
- 0.1 oz Challenger hops at 20 minutes
- ¼ Whirlfloc tablet at 15 minutes (optional)
- 0.1 oz Challenger hops at 0 minutes
Anticipated IBU : 22
Anticipated ABV : 4.2%
Target OG : 1.043
Target FG : 1.011
(Sort of calculated) Brewhouse (in)efficiency : 67%
- Prepare 9.5L strike water, 154F.
- Add the grains to the bag.
- Calibrate sonic screwdriver.
- Place the bag in the hot water, set the timer for 90 minutes, and maintain the temperature at 149 F. Looking for a minimum SG 1.021
- Lift the bag out, allow it to drip into the pot. Capturing every bit of potential sugar is good.
- Bring wort up to 212F to boil for 10 minutes, then bring down to 205-210 F.
- Set the timer for 2 hours. Add hops and Whirlfloc at the prescribed time above. Looking for a minimum SG 1.043
- Sanitise everything required for fermentation.
- Cool to room temp, an ice-bath or a snowbank work effectively
- Prepare yeast mixture.
- Add wort to the jug. Pitch yeast
- Store in a cool place for primary fermentation for 14-21 days.
- Sanitise everything required for bottling.
- Transfer from carboy to bottling pot.
- Prepare 19g corn sugar with enough hot water to dissolve it. Add to pot.
- Preferably conduct bottle conditioning for at least 2-4 weeks.
- Pre-boil SG 1.021 was hit. I should not be so surprised, but yay!
- Forgetfulness, as opposed to a mistake, I neglected to turn down the rigorous boil, so I ended up with about 3L of wort, and an SG of 1.050. This might change things.
This was an easy drinking ale. No complexity to it.
Brew day : 9-Apr-2022
Bottling day : 23-Apr-2022