Rye Blonde Ale II
Back by popular demand, here's a 10-gallon batch of a semi-replica of the original Rye Blonde Ale. I had to replace some of the grains, modify the percentages slightly, and tweak some other aspects. This one will have a slightly higher alcohol content, be slightly less bitter, and have slightly more Saaz hop flavor and aroma, but since there will never be a side-by-side comparison, I doubt anyone would be able to tell the difference. If someone could, I hope they would find the changes to be an improvement.
Batch Size (Gal): 10.00 Total Grain (Lbs): 25.00 Anticipated OG: 1.056 Anticipated SRM: 8.7 ( ) Anticipated IBU: 41.4 Wort Boil Time: 60 min Brew date: January 22, 2011 Original gravity: >1.054 Days in primary: [pending] Days in secondary: [pending] Target final gravity: 1.012 Actual final gravity: [pending] Bottling date: [pending] Target ABV: 5.8% Actual ABV: [pending] Grain/Extract/Sugar % Amount Name Origin Potential SRM 66.0 16.50 lbs. Brewer's Malt (2-row) America 1.037 2 20.0 5.00 lbs. Rye Malt America 1.030 4 8.0 2.00 lbs. Biscuit Malt Great Britain 1.035 35 4.0 1.00 lbs. CaraPilsner France 1.035 10 2.0 0.50 lbs. Dark Wheat Malt Germany 1.039 8 Hops Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time 1.25 oz. Sorachi Ace Whole 8.00 21.8 60 min 4.00 oz. Czech Saaz Whole 3.10 13.8 30 min 2.00 oz. Czech Saaz Whole 3.10 3.6 15 min 2.00 oz. Czech Saaz Whole 3.10 2.2 3 min Yeast 5 gallons: WLP575 Belgian Style Ale Blend 5 gallons: WYeast 1272 American Ale II (second generation) Mash Schedule: