Blonde Ale – All Grain


General Info

The latest iteration of the Big Red Truck.

Turned out to be a little too much on the dark side. Body is a bit more chewy than other blondes.

For next time:

  • Mash lower. 150 perhaps.
  • Up the base malt and take the Munich down to a pound or so.


As requested by Jeff Hubert.

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
18.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 80.9%
4.00 pounds German Light Munich Malt 18%
0.25 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 1.1%
22.25 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Hop Time AA
1.00 ounces Magnum 60 min 13.0%
1.00 ounces Amarillo 3 min 8.2%
1.00 ounces Amarillo 0 min 8.2%
3.00 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
California Ale White Labs WLP001 1000 ml

Equipment Profile Converted Keg, 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun


Converted 15.5 gallon/59 liter keg boil kettle for full boil with a 10 gallon/38 liter cooler as a mash/lauter tun.

Mash Profile


Water Profile Denver, Colorado


  • Single infusion mash at 152°F
  • Sparge at 168°
  • Boil time: 90 minutes
  • Cool wort to 75°
  • Pitch yeast
  • Ferment at 67°
  • Dry hop in secondary

Fermentation and Aging

7 days @ 67° F
7 days @ 67° F
28 days @ 50° F

Big Red Truck Blonde

Date Brewed: __________________________________
Brewer/Assistant: __________________________________

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Str Water Amt: 7.4                                                                                                                 
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Sp Water Amt: 10.8    
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Pre-Boil Grav:      
Pre-Boil Amt: 12.4    
Post-Boil Amt: 10    
Boil Time: 90    
Mash PH:      
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