Fake Blonde Ale, 017

Partial Mash Recipe

Submitted By: nbuchelt (Shared)
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Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: Blonde Ale ( 6B)
Boil Size: 3.67 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 12.7 SRMEquipment: Pot ( 4 Gal/15.1 L) - Extract
Bitterness: 21.3 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.044 (11.0° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.010 SG (2.7° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 4.4%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
8.00 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
8.00 oz Caraamber (30.0 SRM) Grain 2
8.00 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 3
4.00 oz Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 4
2.40 oz Oats, Malted (1.0 SRM) Grain 5
4 lbs Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 6
0.75 oz Cluster [7.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 7
0.50 oz Hallertauer [4.8%] - Boil 20 min Hops 8
1.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 9
0.50 oz Hallertauer [4.8%] - Boil 5 min Hops 10
1.0 pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast 11

Taste Notes

An excellent light brown ale. Easy drinker for all, with small hints of the grains used. I would do this recipe again.


I was looking for something light for the 98 degree weather that we have been having in Chicago, so I decided to look at a lower alcohol, Blonde Ale style. Going with the 001 for neutral yeast, I wanted to use grains to give it more comoplex features, than just a basic recipe would do, similar to Lemur Light Ale. I also watned to give it some depth in color as I am more of a fan of deeper and richer body and color beers than a golden. Hence the name, Fake Blond...Whoops, I only got 1.030 OG, so I made a mini batch of DME with an add'l 12oz plus three cups of water. Tossed it into the fermenter 24 hours after the initial pitch. The OG is a guesstamate.

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