Let It Bee Honey Blonde Ale

Let It Bee Honey Blonde Ale is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 25.
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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.

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    What You Get

    1 Can of Canadian Blonde Brewing Extract (HME)

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

    1 Packet of Honey Malt

    1 Packet of Pilsen Malt

    1 Packet of Mt. Hood Pellet Hops

    2 Hop Sacks

    1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser

    Your Provide

    1 Cup Honey

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    Brew Specs

    Flavor: Balanced

    Original Gravity: 1.047

    Final Gravity: 1.012

    ABV: 4.5%

    SRM: (Color): 3

    IBU: (Bitterness): 15

    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 the 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 the 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 the top of the keg, proceed immediately to 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.

    2. Add all the grains to a Muslin Hop Sacks tying it closed.

    3. Using a measuring cup, pour 6 cups of water into your clean 4-quart or larger pot (Use just enough water to cover the grains). Bring your pot of water up to above 155 degrees F.

    4. Add the grain sack to the hot water and steep for 30 minutes between 155-165 degrees.

    5. 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 each. Let drain. Do NOT squeeze the grain bag. Discard grain bag.

    6. Place the pellet hops into a hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.

    7. Bring grain water to a low rolling boil, add the hop sack and let it boil for 5 minutes then remove from heat.

    8. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your pot. Add in your 1 cup of honey. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

    9. 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.

    10. Pour the wort, including the hop sacks, into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. Leave the hop sacks in the wort for the duration of fermentation. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

    11. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

    12. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

    13. Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 70° and 76° F (21°-24° 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 21 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 a 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 used 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 sitting 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 5 out of 5 by Jeffro72 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 Bob8 from Great summer beer. This is a great summer beer that is refreshing and easy to drink on a hot summer day. I will note that the carbonation took a lot longer than what the directions called for. After two weeks of fermentation it was another 4 weeks after bottling before I had a reasonable amount of carbonation. I am letting it condition for another week to see if that improves things even more. I refrigerated and tested one bottle each week and they get better each week. Will definitely make again.
    Date published: 2020-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Bachs Brews 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 4 out of 5 by Doug F 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 Tovarisch 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 McQueen Pub and Grill 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 1 out of 5 by Annoyed from No instructions included I received this and another kit as a gift from my partner. No instructions were included or any indication of what was what. All ingredients for both kits were packed together. The only directions were on the canned hopped malt extract. Those directions did not include the use of the other ingredients, but I thought they must be used for the other kit. When I looked at the other canned malt extract (American Lager, these instructions were nearly impossible to get to because they were behind the label and I almost ripped it apart trying to get it off) I realized that something was wrong. I asked my partner what exactly they got me and showed me this kit and another. So now I have to buy another can of the Canadian Blonde so I can actually make this recipe.
    Date published: 2021-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by moots 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
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    I was reviewing the instructions prior to brewing and I noticed that the instructions do not indicate when to add the BrewMax LME. I assume that it would be when the Brewing Extract and the cup of honey are added, but I wanted to reach out to be sure.

    Asked by: Alison
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