Let It Bee Honey Blonde Ale

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This golden straw colored beauty is a very sessionable beer with floral honey notes, and some sweetness to round out the subtle hop character. While this beer may be light in body, it’s big on flavor.

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Canadian Blonde Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet Honey Malt (4 oz. You'll only use 2 oz. for this recipe)
  • 1 Packet Pilsen Malt (4 oz. You'll only use 2 oz. for this recipe)
  • 1 Packet Mt. Hood Hop Pellets (0.5 oz.)
  • 2 Muslin Sacks
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not going to brew this recipe right away, we recommend that you refrigerate the packets of grains to preserve freshness

 

YOU'LL PROVIDE:

  • 1 Cup Honey
  • Thermometer for Steeping/Mashing - Range up to 175°F (found here)

 

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.047 (approx.) -- FG: 1.012 (approx.)
  • Suggested conditioning time is 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Flavor: Malty
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.5
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 15
  • BJCP Style: 18. American Pale Ale - 18A. Blonde Ale

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

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

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Let It Bee Honey Blonde Ale Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Canadian Blonde Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet Honey Malt (4 oz. You'll only use 2 oz. for this recipe)
  • 1 Packet Pilsen Malt (4 oz. You'll only use 2 oz. for this recipe)
  • 1 Packet Mt. Hood Hop Pellets (0.5 oz.)
  • 2 Muslin Sacks
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not going to brew this recipe right away, we recommend that you refrigerate the packets of grains to preserve freshness

 

YOU'LL PROVIDE:

  • 1 Cup Honey
  • Thermometer for Steeping/Mashing - Range up to 175°F (found here)

 

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.047 (approx.) -- FG: 1.012 (approx.)
  • Suggested conditioning time is 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Flavor: Malty
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.5
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 15
  • BJCP Style: 18. American Pale Ale - 18A. Blonde Ale

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 6 - 8 Weeks = 3 - 4 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. Using a measuring cup, pour 6 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot.
    2. Add the grains to the Muslin Grain Sack and bring your water up to above 155 degrees F.
    3. Add the grain sack to the hot water and steep for 30 minutes between 155-165 degrees. (You may add up to another 2 cups of hot water to make sure that your grains can be fully submerged.)
    4. Carefully lift the grain sack out of the pot and place into a strainer/colander. Rinse the sack over the pot with 1 cup of hot water. Let drain. Do NOT squeeze the grain bag. Discard grain bag.
    5. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
    6. Place the pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
    7. Bring grain water to a low rolling boil, add in hop sack, and let boil for 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
    8. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour the contents into the hot mixture. Add in your 1 cup honey. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called “wort”.
    9. Fill keg with refrigerated water to the #1 mark on the back.
    10. Pour the wort, including the hop sack, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 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.
    11. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
    12. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 76° F (20°-25° C) and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.
    13. 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: 4.5%
SRM (color): 3
IBU (Bitterness): 15
Let It Bee Honey Blonde Ale is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let it condition... Brewed this partial mash recipe and tried one after three weeks conditioning, and was still green...Drinking another now at six weeks, and waaay better...This one is going to be really good, but eight weeks (what website suggests) is definitely needed, so plan accordingly...
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing taste but surprise opening I have been brewing with Mr. Beer for about a year. This is my 10th brew. Even with carbonation tabs, it foams really bad and about a quarter of my first 6 were lost down the drain due to foam. Taste is amazing and really smooth. A week in the fridge after bottle time is key or it will taste like green beer. Enjoy.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great first partial mash recipe! This was my first time doing a partial mash...ever! I made this just in time for summer and it was really refreshing! The head retention was like I've never seen before. It had a little honey backbone to it and was an easy drinking beer! Definitely a lawn mowing beer and would highly recommend making this one. It's on the docket for the future, but with all the partial mash recipes Mr. Beer has now, it's hard to get this in the rotation.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent clear clean taste I bought this and it turned out really well; crisp with no bitterness as it goes down. I should say I do not care for a bitter hoppy taste in beer; this brew did not have the strong/sour after taste of a lot of craft beers.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Refreshing I am always impressed with Mr Beer products. The Let It Bee Honey Ale I was hoping for a sweeter taste. If I brew this again, I will add more honey! I bottled this batch in Sierra Nevada 12oz bottles.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First go at partial mash Bought this recipe right after Christmas. This was my first attempt at a partial mash recipe. This was not difficult at all. The directions were all very clear. The overall process was not that much more difficult, just making sure to stay in temperature range for the steeping of the grains. Everything came as advertised, and arrived earlier that expected, which was wonderful. Now just waiting for this recipe to carbonate, and condition, so I will add more once I can taste this brew.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Partial Mash Recipe! This was my 3rd recipe, and 1st partial mash. Easy to make, great directions. It was hard to wait the 4 months from start to finish, but sure glad I did! Great crisp, clean drinking beer, with a little hint of honey! Can't wait till summer so we can sit on the back padio and watch the sunset sipping this great Honey Blonde Ale!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anxious To Start My Own Batch! Last week, my wife's co-worker shared a glass of this that he'd brewed over the winter and it was outstanding. I'm not that experienced with brewing, but he tells me that he's even more of a novice than I am - so I can't wait to create a batch of my own. Bravo!
Date published: 2017-03-19
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