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Coffee Oatmeal Blonde

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Batch Size (gallons)2.7
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style6B. Blonde Ale
Original Gravity1.056
Final Gravity1.010
ABV6.04% (basic)   /   6.03% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color6.8 SRM
Boil Time60 min

YeastWhite Labs WLP644 (Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Trois)

Pale Malt, Golden Promise3 lbs 11.04 oz67.1%2.5
Oats, Flaked1 lb .96 oz19.3%1
Barley, Flaked 8.48 oz9.6%1.7
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L 3.52 oz4%60

Challenger (Boil).35 oz607.5%21.6
Goldings, East Kent (Boil).3 oz05%0

DirectionsMash at 154 for 60 minutes. Once gravity settles add 0.4 oz/gallon of your favorite whole coffee beans to your fermentor. I did not sanitize the beans (I used Caffe Vita's Theo Chocolate Blend). Taste until the coffee flavor is just too strong for your liking. In reality, I forgot to bottle the beer for 3 months. Turned out perfect.

Did not have temp control at the time. Fermented ambient around 68 degrees. Hit final Gravity after 7 days, then added coffee beans.

Without the coffee beans-  A nice medium-full body beer. A little silky texture on the palate with a hint of caramel notes towards the end. A strong whiff of citrus from aroma which is out of place.  Needs more Depth.

With Coffee Beans - Got the depth I was looking for. The coffee adds another layer of complexity to the beer. Strong coffee aroma masks the citrus from the regular batch, the acid of the beans melds well with the oats. If you close your eyes, it tastes like a chocolate coffee porter (thanks to the roast of the coffee beans). 

This all grain Blonde Ale homebrew recipe was submitted by zeith.