Mecca Grade Blonde Again (2 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: brewginr (Shared)
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Brewer: Brewginner
Batch Size: 4.50 galStyle: Blonde Ale (18A)
Boil Size: 6.78 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2015
Color: 5.0 SRMEquipment: 02: SS Brewtech 1V System (Medium)
Bitterness: 24.0 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.046 (11.3° P)Mash Profile: 03: Medium-Light Body (152F) BIAB
Est FG: 1.010 SG (2.5° P)Fermentation: 01: Ale Normal
ABV: 4.7%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
7 lbs Lamonta : Pale American Barley Malt (Mecca Grade) (3.0 SRM) Grain 1
8.00 oz Brewers Malt 2-Row (Briess) (1.8 SRM) Grain 2
8.00 oz Shaniko : White Wheat Malt (Mecca Grade) (3.3 SRM) Grain 3
6.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4
0.30 oz Hallertau Magnum [11.6%] - Boil 60 min Hops 5
0.60 oz Willamette [5.8%] - Boil 20 min Hops 6
0.40 oz Willamette [5.8%] - Boil 5 min Hops 7
1.0 pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast 8

Taste Notes

This was my first experience using Mecca Grade Estate Malt, and what an experience it was. It added a whole different character then what I’ve experienced with the standard malts. First taste after a week in the keg, there was a bit of harshness/bitterness that was definitely not of the blonde style. My initial thinking was the Magnum boil addition upped the bitterness too much. Really wasn’t a fan at this point, as it masked the Mecca Grade Estate malt taste I was hoping to get. After two weeks, the malt really was able to shine through. It added a nice biscuit character that was richer and tastier then any malt I’ve brewed with before.


Water Profile Ca: 51 Mg: 10 Na 5 SO4: 105 Cl: 45



by brewginr

The use of Mecca Grade Estate malt upped the taste profile in this Blonde Ale. It was delicious.

by ChrisPrice14

Delish Blonde - came in at 3.5% and after 2 weeks in the keg was even better.

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