Brulosopher's Best Blonde Ale (22 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: Brulosopher (Shared)
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Brewer: Bright Spot Brewing
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: Blonde Ale ( 6B)
Boil Size: 7.38 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 4.2 SRMEquipment: Bright Spot (5.5 Gal)
Bitterness: 21.3 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.045 (11.2° P)Mash Profile: BRIGHT SPOT - Light to Medium Body
Est FG: 1.009 SG (2.3° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 4.7%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
8 lbs 4.00 oz Pale Malt (2 Row), NW Pale (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
12.00 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 2
8.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 15L (15.0 SRM) Grain 3
4.00 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4
0.25 oz Galena [13.0%] - Boil 55 min Hops 5
0.25 oz Cascade [6.4%] - Boil 25 min Hops 6
0.25 oz Cascade [6.4%] - Boil 10 min Hops 7
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [12.9%] - Boil 10 min Hops 8
0.25 oz Cascade [6.4%] - Boil 5 min Hops 9
1 pkgs German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) Yeast 10

Taste Notes

Fully fermented on day 7, taste is incredible!

Ratings

One of the best warm weather beers I've ever brewed... or tasted!

by Brulosopher

Simple recipe that doesn't require much work. This beer leaves a nice subtle sweetness, yet is dry and refreshing. I can't recommend brewing this beauty more!

Excellent...

by krispy3d

This blonde is a treat. There's something about the combination of those hops and that yeast strain that are a home run. I've had and brewed multiple iterations of this beer and it always hits the spot, and it's a great starting point for experimentation (but my guess is you'd come back to this recipe in the end).

Superb

by brick101

GREAT BLONDE! Fermented primary 7 days, secondary 21 days, all @ 70 degrees, bottled w/ cane sugar and waited 14 days, then lagered @ 38 degrees 14 days. This beer was great! It needed the lagering, really smoothed it out!I think more lagering would make this beer even better!!

awsume

by danno

enter this brew in our brew club comp and took home with the trophy

Very nice!

by illusiv1

A huge hit at the house. First batch was killed in a night. ARGH!! Although due to availability of grains I switched it up a bit to 8 lbs Pale Malt, 1 LB White Wheat, 8 oz of Caramel 20L.

love the Kolsch

by jrwren

Great blonde. The Kolsch really brings great flavor.

by SavoryChef

Entered this in a comp and got a 40. Great beer

Very Good Recipe

by Brewdog

Made a 10 gallon batch. Kolsch in 1/2 and Safeale American in the other 1/2
Both great. You can really tell the difference in yeasts.

Tip Top

by pitpierce

This was my 5th brew and an absolute success. Brewed it august 2013. I found a bottle the other day and it was even better now. Certainly gets better with age.
Looking forward to lots of it this summer.

Thanks for making me look legit!

by Berlinium

Real Crowd Pleaser. I was going to ramble on, but that would take the focus off this bru.

by laurencehauser

Excellent crowd pleaser. Serve well chilled. Allow plenty of time to clear. I made with American Ale Yeast (WY1056). Clean, crisp and clear, almost like a light beer with more maltiness.

Brewed for a party, astonishing my girlfriend who 'does not like beer' drank it.

Thanks..!

by nngjoen

Brewed and bottled 2day. Already extremely tasteful, would have enjoyed it even w no carbonation.

by abrdnck

My future brother-in-law and myself brewed this up for his upcoming wedding. This was our first time using our 10 gallon brewing setup. Very satisfying beer. Far too easy to overindulge on this one. I hope for his sake that some of this survives until his wedding.

Awesome beer!

by beardedone

I brewed this about 8 days ago. Using the WLP029 as recommended on Brulosophy site. Using his fermentation methods too, works really well after 4 days at 54 I raised temp to 68 for 4 more days. Checked gravity yesterday was at 1.010 which is where it should be for finish. Drank sample and it was delicious! I will check gravity again tomorrow and then crash to 32.

by HarmVorster

Great Beer, brewed it with US-05 and it came out top notch, did not last very long :-) The next batch will be with the WLP029.
Thanx for sharing.

Great Summer Beer

by Tarha

Tried my first batch, very refreshing and even inexpensive to brew. Will brew another batch tomorrow to be ready for kicking back on the patio in July. If you haven't tried this and want a beer that goes well with burgers and friends do this one!

Amazing Summer Beer

by drodg141

Recently upgraded to all grain and tried this as my second ever all grain brew. Turned out amazing; crisp clean and refreshing. Subtly sweet with a balancing hop finish.

Best Brew So Far!

by caddabby

Just got back in to brewing; I have brewed 5 recipes so far on my E-Biab hybrid system. This is my favorite so far; I will be brewing this again! I over-estimated my grai absorption so I wound up with a rapid boil for 90 minutes to get the volume where I wanted it; not sure if this contributed to my final product or not but it did turn out awesome. I had to lie to my friends and family and tell them the keg had kicked, in order to save some for myself

Solid Blonde Ale

by rmiranda

I upped my IBU's just a tad and I think it's a bit too biter. However, this really is the best blonde ale I have had, including commercial ones. The yeast makes this. Also, you should ferment this low (58) and let it rise. Read Brulosopher's website. Brulosopher also has great tips in brewing in general.

consistently great

by Kaapsevlakte

20 Feb 2017.
Brewed this November last year, 50 liter batch, 25 liters with -05 and the other half with K-97. both amazing.
will brew this again tonight with Brother- in -law. wife wants me to brew this for my upcoming anniversary(25years),and she doesn't even drink beer, but when i let her have a sip of mine she said" oh! nice!!"

1St Place

by BussStop

I brewed 10 gallons of this and entered it in a local contest and took first place. I did not alter the recipe at all. I plan brewing this again this coming week. Cheers!!!!