Leggy Blond Belgian

Leggy Blond Belgian is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 10.
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We've gone a step beyond... Belgian beers are famous for their legs, and this one is no slouch. Once that thick head subsides into luscious rock and roll creaminess, you'll see her strutting her stuff along the upper reaches of your glass. Meanwhile, you'll be enchanted by the generous pale malt forward flavor with a subtle hop floral background and just a dash of peppery finish for extra personality.

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Summary

    What You Get

    1 Canadian Blonde Brewing Extract (HME)

    1 Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

    1 Packet of BrewMax DME Pale

    1 Packet of Booster

    1 Packet Safbrew T-58 Dry Ale Yeast

    1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser


    For Fans Of

    Sam Adams Belgian Session

    Allagash Brewing House Beer


    Brew Specs

    Flavor: Malty

    Original Gravity: 1.052

    Final Gravity: 1.012

    ABV: 5.3%

    SRM: (Color): 4

    IBU: (Bitterness): 13

     


    STEP 1: Sanitizing

    Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

    1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

    2.Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

    3.To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

    4.Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

    5.After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


    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,(not needed for this recipe), then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
    2. Using the measuring cup, pour 6 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot, Add the BrewMax Booster to the cool water and stir until dissolved. Next, open the packet of Pale DME. Slowly sprinkle in the DME into the pot of cool water and stir to dissolve. Increase your heat to medium-high. Continue stirring constantly to keep the rising foam in check. If it begins to rise, pull the pan off the heat and lower the temperature slightly, continuing to stir (about 5 to 10 minutes depending on your particular conditions), until you hit the hot break which is where the foam has subsided and the solution is now boiling. (Don’t worry if you cannot dissolve all clumps of DME, they will be broken down during fermentation.) then remove from heat.
    3. Open the can of Brewing Extract, and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
    4. Fill your fermenter with cold tap water to the mark 1 on the back. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.
    5. Pour the wort into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).
    6. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.
    7. Sprinkle the Safbrew T-58 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

    Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 59° and 68° F (15°-20° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.


    STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

    After 14 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 3 more days (17 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

    1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

    2.Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

    3.Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

    4.Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

    5.Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

    6.Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 


    Tip from our Brewmasters

    After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

    This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

    Rated 4 out of 5 by Casey from My wife's new favorite! This was my very first attempt at brewing, after finding the unopened kit at a garage sale for only $3. Yes. THREE bucks. So, after reviewing the website and knowing I' partial to Belgian Tripel's, I followed the advice of many to, "go simple the first few times." I purchased the Leggy Blond Belgian and followed the directions. This beer turned out perfectly! Slightly fruity, with a creamy foam and light taste. My wife told me that she was worried my first attempt would be a disaster. Thanks, honey. To her surprise, she says it is now her new favorite beer!
    Date published: 2016-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by PDH270 from Fantastic Beer Wow! I highly recommend Leggy Blond beer for anyone who likes clean crisp flavors in beer. This takes awhile to brew, 21/21/30 days but it's well worth the wait. It was a little scary fermenting because it seemed overly rich and even during bottleing the beer didn't appear to totally blended. I guess the long conditioning phase fixed that because what came out of the bottles was a beautiful clear, semi dark beer, with a smooth rich taste. This batch won't last until I can make another one! :(
    Date published: 2017-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by 802 Brews from Love this beer! This is the 5th Mr. Beer Recipe I've brewed and by far the best. I always take bottles of my most recent brews to my son in Massachusets, and he agrees, best one so far. Rich malty flavor with staying power. Take a mouthful and sit back and enjoy.
    Date published: 2015-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by SamLJer from One of the best One of the best Mr Beer recipies ive made; easily. I didnt use the ale yeast that came with the recipie because the smack pack was dead and did not swell; however I use the one under the lid of the pilsner and it turned out fantastic. Mouth feel is medium body, head retention isnt the best, nor is lacing, but to be honest I wouldnt change a thing! If you looking for a good session beer with a nice flavorful profile, this is it.
    Date published: 2015-05-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Kevin from Something did not go right on this one I followed another review and added a pack of booster to this one. I happened to have an extra lying around. I don't know if it was the booster or if something got in the brew keg, but this had a really nasty after taste. I did have some college kids who liked it (but they are used to cheap beer). I would try again but use honey instead.
    Date published: 2015-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by DrMJG from Wonderful finish to the Brew M y first Belgian. I could not be happier and I am only 5 weeks since bottling. Crisp with a nice head. Finish was smooth and I am without words. Yes, it takes a bit more time as a partial but instructions, when followed
    Date published: 2018-03-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Willie from Leggi blonde ale Not done yet. Right now it is slightly better than average. Still "aging"!
    Date published: 2017-03-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by LilMarc1117 from Too dark to be a blonde Idk if I did something wrong or if it is just intended to be dark. It also has way too much malty flavor. Not my best creation. My brothers in law liked it but I did not.
    Date published: 2019-10-31
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