Let It Bee Honey Blonde Ale

Let It Bee Honey Blonde Ale is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17.
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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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Summary

    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


    For Fans Of

    Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

    Firestone Walker 805 Blonde Ale


    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.


    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 and BrewMax LME in hot tap water.

    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 T Don from Mr Beer FTW Truth be told, I havent tasted this yet but is one of many recipes that are conditioning all at once due to the amazing sales that Mr Beer puts on. This was a fun brew to create and I am looking forward to enjoying it shortly. The service that Mr Beer provides is top notch and havent been let down yet. Follow the directions, experiment when you're ready and understand the brew methods.. and ENJOY!!
    Date published: 2020-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by drbilly777 from Great taste Was really looking forward to this beer. Was my first partial mash. Actually waited through the long conditioning time the full 8 weeks. Did not disappoint. Tried it this weekend with my son and it was delicious. Unfortunately we pretty well finished off so will have to wait another 3 mos to have more. Long brewing time is the only negative for this beer.
    Date published: 2017-05-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Mr Plywood 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 disclvr 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
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike Cameron from Still not sure how to feel... Made this as part of a local homebrew demonstration day back in May. I cracked one open last weekend and it still tastes green. How long does this need to condition1?!
    Date published: 2017-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Keith1015 from Best brew This brew was one of the 1st, and i loved it! I've tried several different brews and this one remains my fav
    Date published: 2017-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve G from Easy to brew Easy to brew. Good instructions. Will let you know when I taste it.
    Date published: 2020-03-28
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