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Honey Basil Ale Partial
Color
Stats
OG1.055
FG1.014
IBU35
ABV5.30 %
SRM7
BJCP Style
03A. Light Ale, Blond Ale
Description
This is a very nice ale with a wonderful basil finish. This is my wife's request to keep on tap at all times at home. The hops are present but not overpowering. It's an adaptation of "Pooh Brew" from Evergreen Brewing in Washington.
Submitted by Marco on 04-Aug-2009

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Great lighter ale for summer time (or all year drinking). Goes well with a variety of foods or while enjoying the heat. Basil gives a nice finish to the beer and it settles with time.
Awards
Boil Volume 3.00 gallons
Boil Time 90 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast WhiteLabs WLP001 California Ale Yeast (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Glass 1 week
Secondary Fermentation Glass 1 week
Other Fermentation
Procedure Tea of Honey malt, dextrine, wheat malts, and flaked barley. Mash at 155 for 40 min raise to 168 over 30 min. Add light drymalt, bring to boil, add 1 oz East Kent Goldings. Boil for 90 min total. At 30 min left, add 1/2 oz remaining hops, last 1/2 oz at 15 min left. Irish moss to clarify. Add 2 oz FRESH BASIL (must be fresh) at 5 min left. Cool and pitch yeast.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.045 1.055 1.060
FG 1.008 1.014 1.015
IBU 15 35 33
SRM 2 7 8
ABV 4 5.30 6
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
71.4 % 5.00 Light Dry Malt Extract 33.8 2.0
14.3 % 1.00 Canadian Honey Malt Gambrinus in original recipe 4.5 25.0
7.1 % 0.50 Wheat Malt 2.9 1.7
3.6 % 0.25 Dextrin 1.2 1.5
3.6 % 0.25 Flaked Barley 1.2 2.2
  7.00     43.5  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
50.0 % 1.00 East Kent Goldings Whole/Plug 5.0 5.0 90 0.051 25.7
25.0 % 0.50 East Kent Goldings Whole/Plug 5.0 2.5 30 0.025 6.2
25.0 % 0.50 East Kent Goldings Whole/Plug 5.0 2.5 15 0.013 3.3
  2.00               35.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
2 oz Fresh Sweet Basil last 5 min of boil