Castle Malting: Beer recipe Belgian Blonde Beer
Belgian Blonde Beer Beer recipe
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ABV 6.5% Color 13 EBC Bitterness 25 IBU
Description
Dense beer with a rich taste, long aftertaste, and, as a rule, low carbonation. Unlike the majority of other beers, Belgian Blond Beer is served cooled to just 6-10°C.
Service:
Glass: Tulip Glass
Temperature: 6-10°C
BREWER`S TIPS
The success of this recipe relies on the good control of the fermentation and maturation temperatures.
RECIPE FOR 100L
MALT

Château Pilsen 2RS 80% // 18.7 kg
Château Cara Blond® 20% // 4.7 kg
HOPS

Magnum (12.0% aa) 22.5 IBU // 70 g
Hallertau Tradition (5.5% aa) 2.5 IBU // 90 g
YEAST

SafAle T-58 80 g
Mashing temperature
Step 1: Mashing
Mash-in and follow the profile below:
pH 5.3 Mix Ratio 2.7 L/kg
Mash-in at 63°C
Rest for 60min at 63°C
Rise to 72°C at 1°C/min
Rest for 20min at 72°C and do the Iodine Test
Rise to 78°C at 1°C/min
Rest for 2min at 78°C to mash out

Once the mash is done, filter and sparge with water at 78°C
Step 2: Boiling
Boil for 60min.
Hop addition 1: After 10min add Magnum.
Hop Addition 2: After 55min add H Tradition.
Whirlpool to remove the trub
Total evap 6.0% Batch size 100L OG 15.0oP Efficiency 85%
Step 3: Fermentation and Maturation
Cool down the wort to 16°C and pitch the yeast.
Ferment at 16°C for 2 days then rise to 20°C. Once the fermentation is done (FG reached and off-flavors removed – about 7 days), drop the temperature to 8°C and rest for 1 day, and then harvest the yeast. Drop the temperature to 2°C and rest for 10 days.
Attenuation 77% FG 3.40oP
Step 4: Cold Aging and Packaging Cold age the beer at -1°C for 5 days, remove the residual yeast, and carbonate until 2.4 volumes of CO2. The beer is ready to package and drink. Enjoy! *For refermentation in the bottle, add brewing sugar and SafAle F-2.
This recipe is provided by Castle Malting®. Please note that this recipe is just a guideline allowing you to add a personal touch to your beer. Please note that some modifications may be required to meet the specific technological conditions of the brewery defined by equipment, water etc.
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