Blonde Ale Recipe - Vanilla Coffee Blonde Ale

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Vanilla Coffee Blonde Ale

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All Grain
3.25 Gallon(s)
5.5 Gallon(s)
60 min
65%
Vanilla Blonde Ale with coffee. My wife had some Vanilla Cream Ale with coffee at a brewery and requested I try making one so here it is. It does not really qualify as a cream ale but fits into more of a blonde ale. I utilized hops that I had left over. Going for a beer with some sweetness.

Fermentables

% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
20% 1.3 2-Row - US 37
Mash
45% 3 6-Row - US 35
Mash
9% 0.6 Caramel/Crystal 40 - US 35
40°
Mash
9% 0.6 Flaked Corn - US 37
Mash
9% 0.6 Wheat - US 39
Mash
5% 0.3 Carapils - Dextrine Malt - US 33
Mash
3% 0.2 Lactose - Milk Sugar - US 41
Late
6.6 lb

Hops

oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
0.3 Liberty Pellet Boil 60 minutes 4.0 7.1
0.3 Cascade Pellet Boil 60 minutes 5.8 10.3
0.2 Hallertau Pellet Boil 10 minutes 4.5 1.9
0.3 Saaz Pellet Boil 5 minutes 3.8 1.3
1.1 oz IBUs calculated using the Tinseth formula

Yeast

name attenuation  
Fermentis Safale S-04 75%
 

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
3.7143 each Vanilla Bean Boil
0.619 each Whirlfloc Boil
2.4762 oz Coffee ground or bean Secondary
1.2381 oz Vanilla Extract Secondary
 

Mash Steps

type heat temp °F time
Saccharification Rest Infusion 155 60 minutes
 

Special Instructions

  1. My pot boils off about 1.5 gallon per hour so gather up 5.5 gallon for the boil.
  2. Add hops as indicated.
  3. At last 15 minutes add whirloc, vanilla beans and lactose.
  4. Once beer has gone to secondary add coffee and vanilla extract, adjust to taste, check every couple days and rack off coffee grains when coffee taste has reached desired level.
  5. Coffee addition suggestion is to add during cold crash of wort, in my case I am using ground coffee. additional coffee or vanilla can be added prior to kegging or bottling.

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Recipe Facts

Vanilla Coffee Blonde Ale
Blonde Ale
3.25 Gallons Liters
5.50 Gallons Liters  @  60  min
1.048
1.012
7.4° SRM
65%
20.7 IBU (tinseth)
0.43
4.7% ABV
161 per 12oz
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