German Blonde
by Highwoods Brewing

 

Brew Date: 10-16-2017

Malts:

1.0 lb.  Pilsen Light DME

0.17 lb.  Golden Light DME

2.0 oz.  Munich 10L

2.0 oz.  Vienna

1.0 oz.  Caramel 10L

PPG

43 / 43.0

43 / 7.3

35 / 3.3

35 / 1.6

35 / 1.6

DP

0

0

40

50

0

Deg L

2

4

10

3

10

Bill%

71.2

12.1

9.7

3.5

3.5

Adjuncts: None

Calc OG: 1.055                BE: 75%                DP: 32                SRM: 5                IBUs: 21                TGW: 2.2 lbs.

Hops:

Amount

1.0g

3.5g

3.0g

Time

60

60

10

%Alpha Acid

13.3

4.5

4.5

Calc IBUs

8

10

3

Yeast: Safale US-05

Procedure:

Bring 1.5 gal water to 152F. Steep specialty grains for 60 min, then remove. Bring to boil, then turn off heat, add malt extract, and bring back to boil, stirring frequently. Add 1g Simcoe and 3.5g German Perle, boil for 50 min. Add 3g Mt Hood and flocculant, boil 10 min. Turn off heat. Chill pot to 72 degrees. Rack wort to secondary pot with 2 drops Fermcap-S. Rack wort to carboy. Aerate.

Hydrometer reading (Original Gravity) = 1.054

Top off volume to one gallon. Pitch yeast. Fit air-lock.

Fermentation:

Fermenter is at 72 F and started bubbling within a few hours--still very strong at 24 hrs. Bubbling has slowed dramatically after 36 hrs. Allow 2 weeks.

Bottling:

After 2 weeks fermentation, rack to bottling pot.

Hydrometer reading (Final Gravity) = 1.009                                                                 ABV = (1.054 - 1.009) x 131.25 = 5.9%

Add priming sugar. Filled 9 - 12oz bottles. Allow 2 weeks, then refrigerate.

Notes:

Good light ale.