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Huckleberry Blonde Extract
Color
Stats
OG1.051
FG1.013
IBU23
ABV4.90 %
SRM8
BJCP Style
03A. Light Ale, Blond Ale
Description
Basic blonde ale with the fresh flavor of North Idaho huckleberries.
Submitted by darrenct83 on 25-Apr-2010

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Great tasting, quickly maturing. Huckleberry flavor is faint. Next time I will consider adding huckleberries at end end of secondary or adding more huckleberries. Note: Removing huckleberry puree is difficult. I had some huckachunkies in the bottles.
Awards
Boil Volume 2.50 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast Safale05 (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation 5 days
Secondary Fermentation 10 days glass
Other Fermentation
Procedure Steep crystal at 135*F for 20 minutes. Raise to 160*F and let rest for 30 minutes. Remove steeping grains and bring to boil. Add extract and add hops pellets according to schedule. Let ferment in primary until airlock activity is very low. Prepare huckleberries by blending with 1/2 cup of water. Heat huckleberries to 180*F(No higher) and let rest for 20 minutes. Add huckleberries in to secondary with beer. Bottle with 3/4 cup priming sugar after 10-14 days. Let condition in bottles for minimum of two weeks.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.045 1.051 1.060
FG 1.008 1.013 1.015
IBU 15 23 33
SRM 2 8 8
ABV 4 4.90 6
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
50.0 % 4.00 Light Malt Extract Syrup 20.4 2.0
37.5 % 3.00 Amber Malt Extract Syrup 16.2 9.0
12.5 % 1.00 American Crystal 20L 5.3 20.0
  8.00     41.9  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
25.0 % 0.50 Cascade Whole/Plug 5.4 2.7 60 0.044 12.0
25.0 % 0.50 Cascade Whole/Plug 5.4 2.7 30 0.024 6.4
50.0 % 1.00 Cascade Whole/Plug 5.4 5.4 5 0.008 4.3
  2.00               23.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
1 quart Huckleberries See Procedure