Sir Kenneth Blonde Ale

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Proceeds from all Sir Kenneth Blonde Ale recipes sold are donated directly to Paladin Brewery's owner and Brewmaster, John Chandler.

John started with a Mr. Beer kit several years ago, and decided to open his own brewery in August 2015. However, he was diagnosed with sinus cancer right before the brewery's opening. Now, Paladin is celebrating nearly 3 years in business, and most importantly, John's health, as he is in remission.

PROFILE:

This Mr.Beer clone of Paladin's Sir Kenneth Blonde Ale is an American Blonde Ale using hops commonly found in a Bohemian Pilsner. This beer is crisp and clean with a nice, rich malt and spicy hop character.

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RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Canadian Blonde Brewing Extract(Yeast under lid. You won’t be using this.)
  • 1 Brewmax LME Softpak– Smooth
  • 1 Packet Carapils Malt (4 oz.)
  • 1 Packet 2-Row Brewers Malt (4 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Sterling Hops (0.5 oz)
  • 2 Packets Saaz Hops (0.5 oz each)
  • 4 Muslin Sacks
  • 1 Safale US-05 Yeast
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

RECOMMENDED ITEMS:

  • Thermometer for proper grain mashing/steeping (Found here)

 

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.047 (approx.) -- FG: 1.012 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.6
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 22
  • 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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Sir Kenneth Blonde Ale Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Canadian Blonde (Yeast under lid. You won’t be using this.)
  • 1 Brewmax LME – Smooth
  • 1 Packet Carapils Malt (4 oz.)
  • 1 Packet 2-Row Brewers Malt (4 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Sterling Hops (0.5 oz)
  • 2 Packets Saaz Hops (0.5 oz each)
  • 4 Muslin Hop Sacks
  • 1 Safale US-05 Yeast
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

RECOMMENDED ITEMS:

  • Thermometer for proper grain mashing/steeping (Found here)

 

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.047 (approx.) -- FG: 1.012 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.6
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 22
  • 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 a Muslin 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 (you won’t be using this), then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
    6. Place the Sterling pellet hops into a 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 10 minutes.
    8. While this is boiling, place the contents of 1 packet of Saaz hops into a hop sack and trim away excess material.
    9. After the 10 minute Sterling boil has passed, add the Saaz hops and boil for another 5 minutes. While this is boiling, place the contents of the final packet of Saaz hops into a hop sack and trim away excess material.
    10. After the 5 minute Saaz boil has passed, remove from heat and add the last Saaz hop sack.
    11. Open the can of Brewing Extract and LME Softpack, pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called “wort”.
    12. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
    13. Pour the wort, including all the hop sacks, 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.
    14. Sprinkle ONLY the Safale US-05 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
    15. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 59° and 71.6° F (15°-22° 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.
    16. 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 to download by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 4.6%
SRM (color): 3
IBU (Bitterness): 22
Sir Kenneth Blonde Ale is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Beer - very refreshing. I tried it yesterday after 4 weeks in the bottle and it was crystal clear, and a very refreshing taste. It had a good hop flavor, even a little lemony, and not overpowering. I would be lucky to find one this good in a brew pub. I had one glass and could not resist another. Fortunately, I only had one bottle chilled or I probably would have gone through them.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great partial mash brew! Just tried my second bottle of Sir Kenneth Blonde. Even better than the first. I wish I could describe the flavors. Pretty balanced with a little hoppy taste. Incredible mouthfeel and aroma. Great color. Nice head on it, too. This was my first partial mash brew. It worked and I just ordered this recipe again!
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beer! My first partial grain brew, followed the clearly written directions, 3 weeks fermenting at 65 degrees, first bottle tonight after 4 weeks conditioning & two days in the fridge. Great color & head, can taste the hops but not overpowering, smooth finish. I'm sure it will get even better in time.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the Smoothness I actually made my batch in August 2016. I allowed it to ferment as required, then bottled it. I planned to take it with me on a fishing trip in October, but I had an unfortunate medical issue. I didn't have the first bottle until December. It was smooth and refreshing...one of the better batches I made. I plan to make more batches...it was worth the wait.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from smooth tast I was concerned that this might have a heavy hop flavor. With three bags of hops. I tried one bottle this week and it is the best brew I have made so far. Mind smooth taste. Full of flavor and goes down easy.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beer! It is very easy to brew and I tasted it early and it has a great flavor profile. I will be making more in the future.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cool, lemony, refreshing ale! I brewed this recipe in March-April of this year, using the clear, concise instructions provided by Mr Beer. Everything went according to plan, with the initial OG falling exactly on the value given by the good folks at Mr Beer. Fermentation was held at 68 degrees. and the batch reached FG in 3 weeks. Using cage top bottles, and deviating slightly by using corn sugar (dextrose) instead of cane sugar for the bottle fermentation, secondary fermentation was allowed to follow through at 68 degrees for an additional two weeks. The recommendation was to keep the beer out of my greedy little hands 6-8 weeks before consuming. After four weeks of cold lager'ing, however, I found it eminently drinkable. It's now aged out beautifully, with a swift and pleasant hoppy flavor initially, and a cool finish that can best be described as a mixture of spice, malt and lemon backend. This is a terrific recipe, and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely blonde ale! Sir Kenneth Blonde Ale is easy to make and has a refreshing, lemony flavor. It brews clean, and clear. This was one of my early partial mash recipes and they really elevate what a Mr. Beer recipe can taste like. I think it is cool that this is a clone of beer from a brewery that got its start like us - making home brew!
Date published: 2017-07-04
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