Recipe: Centennial Blonde

Light and crisp. The IBUs are on the low side, but there is a nice sweet/spicy balance to the beer. The great fresh taste of a craft ale with an extremely clean finish. This reminds me of what a local craft brewery might come out of the gates with to win over a new market. Very drinkable with wide appeal.

Source: Homebrew Talk

Beer Specifications

Beer Name: Centennial Blonde
Beer Style: Blonde Ale
Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons / 20.8 litres
Estimated SRM: 3.9°
Estimated IBU: 21.5
Estimated OG: 1.042
Estimated FG: 1.011
Estimated ABV: 4.2%

Grain Bill/Fermentables

LBS Fermentables
7 2 Row
0.75 Cara-Pils/Dextrine
0.5 Caramel/Crystal Malt – 10L
0.5 Vienna Malt


Oz Time Hops
0.25 55 min Centennial
0.25 35 min Centennial
0.25 20 min Cascade
0.25 5 min Cascade


# Yeast
1 Danstar Nottingham Ale Yeast

Fermentation Schedule

21 days Primary
7-14 days Bottle Conditioning
Optimal Fermentation Temperature: 57-70°F / 13.8-21.1°C
Place fermenter in stable temperature, out of the light.


Mash Temperature: 150°F / 65.6°C
Mash Time: 60 min
Strike Water Volume: 3.5 gallons / 15.9 litres
Sparge Water Volume: 3 gallons / 11.4 litres
Boil Duration: 60 min

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