Skinny Blonde

This is my attempt at a lower alcohol (3 – 3.5%) blonde ale. I mashed at a higher temp to get more unfermentable sugars.

Style Information

Name: Blonde Ale
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Maris Otter Malt 1.5 kg
Liquid Malt Extract - Light 1.19 kg
Pilsner 1 kg
Caramalt 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 0.025 kg 7.1% 0.1775 0
Motueka 0.025 kg 7.1% 0.1775 0


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


Name Amount Notes
Safale US-05

Mash Steps

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


Water Description:
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 23 liters


Actual OG: 1.039
Actual FG: 1.014
Actual ABV: 3.30%

Tasting notes

Easy drinking light beer with distinct Motueka hops presence. Perhaps a bit watery as I would have expected given the low OG, but refreshingly drinkable. It got drunk up really fast as it was my go to beer whenever I wanted something light. I'll definately be making more low alc beers like this.

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