Beer recipe - Spicy Blond Beer
|ABV 7%||Color 27 EBC ||Bitterness 25 IBU|
A moderate-strength special beer that has a subtle Belgian complexity, slightly sweet flavor, and dry finish. Pours an amber-golden color with a beautiful white head. Nice touch of cinnamon, clove, and yeast aromas as well as slight malt notes.
Glass: Beer Chalice
You can also add other spices to this recipe to make it even more complex.
RECIPE FOR 100L
Château Pilsen 2RS
80% / 19 kg
15% / 3.6 kg
5% / 1.2 kg
Goldings (6.0% aa)
22.5 IBU / 150 g
Palisade (7.5% aa)
2.5 IBU / 50 g
Step 1: Mashing
Mash-in and follow the profile below:
Mash-in at 63°C
Rest for 50min 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 Goldings.
Hop addition 2: After 50min add Palisade.
Spices addition: After 55min add spices.
Whirlpool to remove the trub
|Total evap||6.0%||Batch size||100L||OG||15.5oP||Efficiency||85%|
Step 3: Fermentation and Maturation
Cool down the wort to 18°C and pitch the yeast.
Ferment at 18°C for 2 days then rise to 22°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 7 days.
Step 4: Cold Aging and Packaging
Cold age the beer at -1°C for 5 days, remove the residual yeast, and carbonate until 2.8 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. Some modification might need to be done to meet different technologies, efficiencies and ingredients yield as grain dry extract and hop alpha acid percentage.
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