Summer Session Blonde AleNeal De Kock
Looking for a great lite beer that is not lite on flavour, well then this Blonde Ale is a must try.
This recipe was originally designed to be lite and super refreshing for those hot Summer evenings around the braai and pool. While this beer is lite in alcohol it is bursting with flavour. You’ll be forgiven for putting quite a few away while braaiing.
Brew House efficiency 72%
ABV: 3.8% | IBU 19
-1.6kg Crisp Maris Otter (37.2%)
-1.6kg Weyermann Pilsner (37.2%)
-0.45kg Weyermann Vienna (10.5%)
-0.4kg Weyermann Carapils (9.3%)
-0.25kg Weyermann Melanoiden (5.8%)
Hops / Boil additions:
-@30mins – 15g Saaz (3.7% AA) 4.8IBU
-@10mins – 10g Cascade (7.8% AA) 3.8IBU
-@10mins – 10g Simcoe (13% AA) 6.3 IBU
-Hopstand at 80C for 20mins – 20g Citra (14% AA) 4.2IBU
– Lallemand Notthingham Yeast (11g)
Carbonate to 2.4 volumes of CO2
Mash profile (for single mash temp mash at 65C for 60mins)
Stepped mash profile
50C 20mins (mash in)
76C 10mins (mash out)
Boil: Boil for 60mins
Fermentation: I used Lallemand Notthingham (11g Sachet) for this beer and use the following stepped fermentation profile, but you could ferment at 20C and get similar results.
Pitch at 18C and hold for 1 days then lower temp to 16C and hold for 3 days. Allow temp to naturally raise to 20C and hold for 5 to 7 days