Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.53 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 5.73 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 5.00 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
Date: 08 Jun 2019
Brewer: Mike Young
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: My Equipment
Efficiency: 78.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 78.0 %
Taste Rating: 30.0
Taste Notes: Bitterness from lime pith is still a little higher than I wanted, even after some extended aging in the kegerator. I will likely bring the remainder of this batch to the CR beer festival to give away as samples. Other people seem to like it, but the sharpness/bitterness from the pith is a little too much for me.
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) (1.8 SRM) Grain 1 90.9 %
1 lbs Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 2 9.1 %
0.90 oz Belma [7.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 22.1 IBUs
0.75 oz Spearmint (Boil 0.0 mins) Herb 4 -
2.00 Items Lime Zest (Boil 0.0 mins) Spice 5 -
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] Yeast 6 -

Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color

Est Original Gravity: 1.057 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.8 %
Bitterness: 22.1 IBUs
Est Color: 6.1 SRM
Measured Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.0 %
Calories: 185.8 kcal/12oz

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Sparge Water: 4.00 gal
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE
Est Mash PH: 5.67
Measured Mash PH: 5.20
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Target Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Acid Addition:
Sparge Acid Addition:
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 15.40 qt of water at 162.4 F 152.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 3 steps (Drain mash tun , 2.00gal, 2.00gal) of 168.0 F water
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Keg
Pressure/Weight: 12.54 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 45.0 F
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Carbonation Est: Keg with 12.54 PSI
Carbonation (from Meas Vol): Keg with 12.54 PSI
Age for: 30.00 days
Storage Temperature: 65.0 F


6/8/2019 - Collected wort for Confluence Wort Challenge, and boiled with ingredients in the recipe. I'm going for a Mojito Blonde, which I've made a couple times before with pretty good success.
6/?/2019 - Kegged blonde. FG=1.010. Sublte lime aroma, little bit of mint in the background.
7/10/2019 - Carbed keg and bottled off 3 using beer gun into 12oz bottles. Bitterness from the lime zest is a little lingering and more bitter than expected. May get knocked on points because of this. We shall see what the initial judging has to say about that.

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