Bitter and Twisted Blonde Ale Clone (2 ratings)

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Submitted By: Pat (Shared)
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Batch Size: 6.08 galStyle: Blonde Ale ( 6B)
Boil Size: 9.50 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 7.1 SRMEquipment: Pot (13 Gal/50 L) - BIAB
Bitterness: 24.4 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.051 (12.6° P)Mash Profile: BIAB, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.010 SG (2.5° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.4%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
11 lbs 0.37 oz Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM) Grain 1
10.58 oz Wheat Malt (Gambrinus) (2.3 SRM) Grain 2
5.29 oz Crystal 150 (86.3 SRM) Grain 3
0.78 oz Challenger [7.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 4
0.88 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [3.5%] - Boil 15 min Hops 5
0.88 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [3.5%] - Boil 10 min Hops 6
0.51 oz Styrian Goldings [5.4%] - Boil 1 min Hops 7
1.0 pkgs Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 8
0.51 oz Styrian Goldings [5.4%] - Dry Hop 7 days Hops 9


This is an excellent clone of Harviestoun Brewery's "Bitter and Twisted Blonde Ale," which was voted the world's best ale at the World Beer Awards in 2007.


slightly out-of-date

by quafferpete1

according to "official" sources the brewery now use Perle hops instead of Challenger.Also some use is given to OAT Grain,but I cannot be sure. ? open for correction!!

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by Muscleguy

According to
They use Lager rather than pale male
They use pinhead oats less than 5% would be my guess
Also Perle, Challenger, Hersbrucker, Celeia and Bobek hops. the last two probably dry or very late hop I would think.
Otherwise your clone is pretty close.

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