Skinny Blonde II

I was all set to brew a porter but after downing one of the last few bottles of the original Skinny Blonde I figured I need to make some more of this easy drinking, fast disappearing, beer for the summer. As I liked it so much the way it was, I decided not to change much. The only changes are base malt is Golden Promise instead of Marris Otter and Pilsner malts, DME instead of LME, add a little bit of Carapils, and skip the dry hop addition but put the extra hops in the flameout addition instead. I’ve stuck with the single hops variety, Motueka, which tastes very nice in this.

Style Information

Name: Blonde Ale
Recipe Type: Partial Mash

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Golden Promise Malt 2.5 kg
Dry Malt Extract - Light 1 kg
Caramalt 0.2 kg
Carapils 0.2 kg


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Motueka 0.015 kg 7.1% 0.1065 60
Motueka 0.015 kg 7.1% 0.1065 20
Motueka 0.02 kg 7.1% 0.142 10
Motueka 0.05 kg 7.1% 0.355 0


Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Irish Moss Fining Boil 0.005 kg 15


Name Amount Notes
Safale US-05 11.5 g sachet Ferment at 16C

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 60 71 C


Amount: partial
Water Description: Nelson city water, unmodified.
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 23 liters


Estimated OG: 1.039
Estimated FG: 1.012
Estimated ABV: 3.52%
Actual OG: 1.040
Bitterness: 25.5 IBU
Estimated Color: 5.8 SRM

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