Blonde Ale Recipe - Summer Ale with Elderflower

Recipe Info

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Summer Ale with Elderflower

by on
All Grain
19 Liter(s)
20.8198 Liter(s)
90 min
70%
First brewed 15th June 2016

This recipe was cloned from Lighthouse Bitter.

Fermentables

32% - Lager Malt - UK
0.9072
38
2
Mash
32% - Vienna - UK
0.9072
35
4
Mash
16% - Maris Otter Pale - UK
0.4536
38
3
Mash
8% - Torrified Wheat - US
0.2268
36
2
Mash
12% - Corn Sugar (Dextrose) - US
0.3402
46
0
Late

Hops

Saaz
14.1748
Leaf
Boil
90 min(s)
3.8
8.2
Herkules
7.0874
Pellet
Boil
60 min(s)
3.5
3.9
Goldings
7.0874
Pellet
FlameOut
0 min(s)
5
0.0

Yeast

Mangrove Jack's M41 Belgian Ale yeast
90%

Other Stuff

Gypsum
7.3934
ml
Boil
Citric acid
2.4645
ml
Boil
Irish Moss
9.8578
ml
Boil
Fresh Elderflowers off all stalks
0.1701
kg
Boil

Mash Steps

Mash steps as Lighthouse Brew
Decoction
66
0 min

Special Instructions

1.
Mash 2.5 hours. Grain in @ 55° for 1/2 hour
2.
Then 1/2 hr @ 60° then up to 66° for 1.5 hrs
3.
Temp up to 77°C then sparge with water at same temp.
4.
Elderflowers on to boil in 1lt water. Off heat at boiling point
5.
Rest Elderflowers in hot water for 1 hour then strain off
6.
Sugar, gypsum and citric acid added just before boiling point
7.
First hops in at boiling second batch in after 30 mins boil
8.
Irish Moss added for last 10 mins. of boil with third batch of hops
9.
Boil the elderflower water and add for last 10 mins of boil
10.
Wort chiller inserted for 2 min in boil
11.
Flame out - last hops in and left to stand for 10 mins
12.
Chilled water passed through Wort Chiller for 45 mins.
13.
Yeast added at 70? SG 1.042
14.
After 4 days SG was 1.006 transfered to closed barrel.
15.
Racked and fined after 8 days SG 1.002
16.
500mls Elderflower Cordial added with priming suger

Tasting Notes (1)

RadfordBrewer

Tasted on 10/31/2017 by RadfordBrewer

Notes:

Lovely fresh summer taste in winter!

Recipe Facts

Summer Ale with Elderflower
Blonde Ale
  • 19.00 Gallons Liters Batch Size
  • 20.82 Gallons Liters Boil Size
  • 90  min Boil Time
  • 1.035 OG
  • 1.004 FG
  • 12.1 IBU (brewgr) Bitterness
  • 0.35 BG:GU
  • 3.3° SRM Color
  • 70% Efficiency
  • 4.1% ABV Alcohol
  • 112 per 12oz Calories
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