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Saturday, April 20, 2013

SMaSHing German Blonde with a Perle necklace

Racked to secondary today.  Gravity reading 1.014 placing ABV at 3.9%.  Aroma is slightly yeasty  / bready but pleasant.  The flavor of straight pilsner malt is nice, smooth, slightly malty, and reminiscent of a lager.  Perle hops provide a light, sweet floral aroma and flavor on the palate.  At 24 IBU's this will be a most quaffable brew after mowing the lawn or working in the yard.
One more week to clear up in secondary, then into the bottle it goes.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

SMaSHing German Blonde with a Perle Necklace

Brew day complete!  Measured OG at 1.044 making 84% efficiency.  7.5 pounds of Weyermann Pilsner malt and 1 ounce of Perle hops make for a darn delicious smelling brew!  The Kolsch yeast is dropped in and awaiting airlock activity.  This should be a good summer brew to enjoy after a hard day of work outside.  I was also influenced by my brother-in-law to make a "lighter" style brew.  So I agreed and told him in the craft beer world it is called session beer.  (Also I am awaiting my hops order for my ESB.)  Only four weeks away from the final result of this one!

Friday, April 12, 2013

SMaSHing German Blond

Going session on this next brew since the weather is warming up.  Single malt and single hop utilizing Weyermann Pilsner malt and Perle hops.  Decided to go with Wyeast Kolsch 2565 yeast for a change.  I am an advocate of dry yeast, but we'll see how this goes for my first use.  This will be an easy drinking lightly hopped brew for summer quaffing. ABV should be around 4.3% with 24 IBU's.  Planning on brewing tomorrow afternoon (4/13/13).  Attached is a link to the recipe.  Cheers!