Breasty Bimbo Blonde Ale

So, Wetta Blonde has been a fan favorite, but I really thought it would be nice to have a complete Sheppy Brew recipe in the blonde range.  So, I decided to formulate a recipe that could potentially replace Wetta in the lineup.  I decided a bit more gravity to increase the body and alcohol would be appropriate.  It is actually out of the American Blonde guidelines.  It is also just a bit darker than the BJCP guidelines for a blonde ale.  It is just all-around a bigger chested blonde than Wetta (thus the name).

The hops in the 2nd batch of Girly Berry really seemed to turn out well,.  Both my wife and I (although I really did not get very much of it) really liked the taste, so I decided to use the same hops in this beer as in Girly Berry.

Breasty Bimbo Blonde Ale --- cost $17.13
Style   Blonde Ale   Batch Size   2.40 gal
Type   Extract   Boil Size   1.92 gal

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity   1.062 SG   Estimated FG   1.016 SG
Recipe Bitterness   29.7 IBU (Rager)   Alcohol by Volume   6.01 %
BU : GU   0.478        
Recipe Color   6.8 SRM  


Amount Item Type % or IBU
3 lbs 12.0 oz Briess Pilsen Light LME (2.0 SRM) Extract 78.99 %
8.0 oz Caravienne Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 10.53 %
5.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 6.58 %
1.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 1.26 %
0.25 oz Pearle [8.00 %] (60 min) Hops 15.8 IBU
0.50 oz Pearle [8.00 %] (20 min) Hops 10.7 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (10 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc  
0.25 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 min) Misc  
2.0 oz Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 2.63 %
1 Pkgs SafeAle American Ale (Fermentis #US-05) Yeast-Ale  

Mash Profile
Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)

Remove grains, and prepare to boil wort

Recipe Notes
Steep grains in 1.5 gallon water for 45 minutes.
Ferment 2-3 weeks.
Batch prime with 2.75 oz honey boiled in 2 cups water for at least 5 minutes.
Date Note


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