Grayson's 1st Strawberry Blonde (2 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: schaefe21 (Shared)
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Brewer: Chris
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: Blonde Ale ( 6B)
Boil Size: 8.77 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 5.0 SRMEquipment: Stainless Kegs (10 Gal/37.8 L) - All Grain
Bitterness: 19.6 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.057 (13.9° P)Mash Profile: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Light Body
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.6° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.6%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
5 lbs 8.00 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
4 lbs 8.00 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 2
12.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 3
8.70 oz Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 4
4.35 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5
1.14 oz Willamette [5.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 6
0.28 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 7
1.1 pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast 8
4.40 lbs Strawberries (Secondary 3 weeks) Misc 9

Taste Notes

out of the primary tastes great, like a blonde should.


2017 version Brew day 6/5/17 (10gal batch) Crushed all the grain and prepped the water the night before which made for a smoother less rushed brew day. Mashed for 75 mins at 152 degrees. Control unit held temp really well with the pump flow set at 1.5 gal/min. Raised to 168 degrees and fly sparged as I pumed into the brew kettle. Volume was good out of the mash at about 13.5 gals. Post mash gravity was a little high at 1.056 Boil went as planned. Pumped through the plate chiller bringing the wort down to 82 degrees with one pass into the carboys. OG was 1.054. pithced one pack of S-04 into both carboys at 70 degeess and fermenting nicely. Both carboys are in the freezer controlled to 67 degrees. 10 days into fermentation started at 65 degrees and raised it to 68 degrees. Gravity reading coming in at 1.012 with a refractometer correction. Looking to rack onto strawberries tomorrow. racked onto strawberries on 6/18/17/ 4 lbs per 5 gallons. gravity was right on at 1.012. tasted like a blonde should. Brew day 5/1/16 Racked onto 8lbs of strawberries in two different buckets. Gravity was 1.011.


by tractorjack

Excellent! Really, you need the 4 lbs of strawberry...It starts off very strawberry-y in aroma and colour, but after about three week, it changes to a medium orangey-red with a lovely nose and a dry finish, and that classic slightly cloudy wheat body. A worthy remake, for certain. I subbed straight across Belma hops due to the aroma of strawberry and peach that Belma produces, and it makes for an excellent addition to the initial tasting. Perfectly balanced bitter. I also subbed s-05, because that's what I had on hand.

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