Canadian Blonde Standard Refill

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PROFILE:

Lightly colored, a clean, fresh palate, well balanced with subtle hop notes and a crisp finish. This is a classic easy drinking Canadian style beer.

FOR FANS OF: 

Moosehead
Molson Canadian
Labatt Blue

THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Canadian Blonde Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 2 Booster™ Pouches
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

 

Additional Information


Flavor: Balanced

ABV (alc/vol): 5%

SRM (Color): 2

IBU (Bitterness): 13

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STEP 1: SANITIZING



Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions 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 packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
  2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Then slowly sprinkle in the pouches of Booster™ and stir until dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil, and then remove from heat.
  3. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour it into the hot water. Open Booster packets and slowly pour into hot mixture while stirring. Continue to stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
  4. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
  5. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  6. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
  7. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 75° F (18.3°-23.8° C) and out of direct sunlight. 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.
  8. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. 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 by visiting our help desk).

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 5%
SRM (color): 2
IBU (Bitterness): 13
Canadian Blonde Standard Refill is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An honest beer for an honest man. This is the brew I used when I was first starting to make beer at home. Living in the Canadian Arctic I wanted something that would remind me of our tropical southern provinces, something that would remind me of the warm Toronto summers. Canadian Blonde reminds me of myself (A blonde Canadian). When I am pouring my first pint after weeks of waiting, suddenly everything becomes easier. No longer must I embellish the truth. I can speak from the heart. Somehow these frothy notes bring me to a simpler place. This well balanced, light body, refreshing beer always keeps me honest …dreaming of a warmer and simpler time.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh My Goodness! Normally with every beer I brew I add DME. On this one I decided to try the booster that came with it along with an oz of Saaz hops. I dissolved the booster in the water and added the hops to a hop bag and boiled the mixture for ten minutes. Then I stirred in the HME. I let the hop bag sit in the keg during fermentation. The result after three weeks in the keg and five weeks of conditioning is absolutely amazing. The beer is a light golden color that is very clear. It has a nice body with a crisp flavor. I can't get enough of this beer; it is that good. Much better than any Canadian Blonde I've purchased that was commercially brewed. Unfortunately, the beer didn't last that long and I have to brew another batch.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Solid Light Beer The Canadian Blonde standard review is a very solid choice for a basic light beer. It's light gold in color, slightly sweet/malty, with a one inch head and a dry finish. Nothing about this reinvents the wheel, but I'd prefer it to a Bud or Miller Lite. My advice would be to follow the three weeks fermenting and four weeks conditioning method and let it chill for 3 days before drinking. At the 4 week mark, it is good; even better at the 5-6 week mark, but not a huge difference. KEY POINT -- as with all Mr. Beer recipes/kits -- make sure you do not ferment at too high a temperature. Another option to liven this recipe up is to add .5 ml of a fruit extract (pineapple, apricot, etc.) at bottling; I did this and came away with very tasty Apricot Blonde and Pineapple Blonde beers.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple Drink This is an easy to make beer as well as easy to drink. This is not a complex kit so if you just want to learn or get a few gallons with as little work as possible this is a good one. Goes well with dinner or just a go to for company or BBQ's. Gave it to my girlfriend and all her friends and they drank me out of house and home, went through more than a gallon in less than 2 hours!
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good Example Of A Canadian Beer The lawn is mowed, the pool is filling with water taking it out of the winter slumber and the outside temperature is 80F . What a great day for a beer...... I am finishing the last few bottles of Canadian Blonde and it turned out really good. I compare this to Kokanee Canadian beer. The Mr. Beer version has a little more body but just as good with great flavor with nice color. My brew turned out really good and as expected. No special brewing techniques, just a 68F closet in the LBK and three weeks of fermentation, two weeks of carbonation and 3 weeks of conditioning. I used the refill with booster. If anything I would use some LME to enhance it a little bit. But for a standard refill, it was really good. This is a new standard for me to have on hand.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok I am disappointed with the results of this beer and perhaps I did something wrong brewing it. Mine is not a yellow color, more like orange and cloudy. To me, it has a odd fruity taste. I let it ferment for 3 weeks and did the taste test. It did not taste sweet and tasted like flat beer, so I bottled it and let it sit another 3 weeks. After 6 weeks of waiting for this beer only to be disappointed, I won't be buying this flavor again.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from taste great This was my 2nd try at making a Mr beer,beer I couldn't wait until it got done condition to see how it came out...well to my surprise that beer tasted great and i kinda didn't share that beer with nobody I was still letting my friends try my first batch
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent brew I used this refill as one of my first brews. It turned out decent and kept me wanting to brew more. I'm certain that m=now having more than a dozen brews under my belt the next time I make this it will be a five star result.
Date published: 2016-05-06
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