Brigid's Blonde

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Lore holds that St. Brigid was credited with the miracle of turning bath water into beer to serve the masses in olden times. Today, there's no need for the bathwater. With this recipe, you can turn great water into great beer to serve the masses, or just your flock. Luscious pale barley and wheat malts combine with traditional hops and peppery Belgian Trappist yeast to meld into a golden nectar worthy of a new legend.

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bavarian Weissbier Brewing Extract
  • 1 Can Classic American Light Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extracts)
  • 1 Packet Safbrew T-58 Dry Yeast
  • 1 BrewMax LME Softpack - Pale
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet U.S. Goldings Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

WARNING: Due to the large amount of malt, your keg may overflow or explode! Maintaining proper fermentation temperatures towards the lower end of the yeasts range is key to preventing this problem. (See brewing instructions for details).

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.075 (approx.) -- FG: 1.022 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Malty
  • ABV (alc/vol): 7.0%
  • SRM (Color): 6
  • IBU (Bitterness): 30
  • BJCP Style: 24. Belgian Ale - 24B. Belgian Pale Ale

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 - 6 Months = 6 - 8 Months

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Brigid's Blonde Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bavarian Weissbier Brewing Extract
  • 1 Can Classic American Light Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extracts)
  • 1 Packet Safbrew T-58 Dry Yeast
  • 1 BrewMax LME Softpack - Pale
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet U.S. Goldings Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

WARNING: Due to the large amount of malt, your keg may overflow or explode! Maintaining proper fermentation temperatures towards the lower end of the yeasts range is key to preventing this problem. (See brewing instructions for details).

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.075 (approx.) -- FG: 1.022 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Malty
  • ABV (alc/vol): 7.0%
  • SRM (Color): 6
  • IBU (Bitterness): 30
  • BJCP Style: 24. Belgian Ale - 24B. Belgian Pale Ale

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 - 6 Months = 6 - 8 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.


NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

    1. Remove the yeast packets (not needed for this recipe) from under the lids of the cans of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened cans and LME softpack in hot tap water.
    2. Place the pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
    3. Using the sanitized measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, add in the hop sack, then remove from heat.
    4. Open the cans of Brewing Extract and the LME softpack, and pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
    5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
    6. Pour the wort, including the hop sack, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. You'll leave the hop sack in the wort for the duration of fermentation. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk. 
    7. Sprinkle ONLY the Safbrew T-58 yeast into keg, then screw on lid. Do not stir. 
    8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 59°and 75° F, ideally about 67° F and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 7-14 days.
    9. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.


Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks.

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process. 

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 7%
SRM (color): 6
IBU (Bitterness): 30

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