Kalyke Blonde | Specialty Belgian Ale Recipe

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This Kalyke Blonde is award winning Belgian Specialty Ale created by Scott Strain and Bobby Kros. In 2015, this Belgian Specialty Ale recipe was awarded Best of Show at the Sower’s Cup Competition. Enjoy making your own batch of this Kalyke Blonde for a simple yet intricate Specialty Belgian Ale using the recipe below.

INGREDIENTS

  • For 11 gallons (41.6 L)
  • 15.0 lb (6.8 kg) German Pilsner malt (78.9%)
  • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) Rye malt (10.5%)
  • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) Flaked barley (5.3%)
  • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) table sugar (5.3%)
  • 0.93 oz (25 g) Sterling, 5% a.a. (75 min) 8.4 IBUs
  • 2.0 oz (57 g) Sterling, 5% a.a. (15 min) 8.5 IBUs
  • 0.26 oz (7 g) Mt. Hood, 5.5% a.a. (15 min) 1/2 IBUs
  • Belgian Ardennes yeast

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Original Gravity: 1.051
  • Final Gravity: 1.008
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • IBU: 18.3
  • SRM: 3.6
  • Boil Time: 75 minutes
  • Efficiency: 87%

DIRECTIONS

Mash at 152° F (67° C) for 45 minutes. Mash out at 170° F (77° C).

Pitch yeast at 68° F (20° C) and let free rise to 72–74° F (22–23° C).

Partial Mash Recipe

Mash 2 lb (0.9 kg) Pilsner malt and 2 lb rye malt with 1 lb (0.45 kg) flaked barley at 152° F (57° C) for one hour. Drain, rinse grains, and dissolve 10.75 lb (4.88 kg) Pilsner malt extract syrup and sugar completely in wort. Top off with reverse osmosis water to desired boil volume and proceed with recipe as above. Color will be slightly darker (4.2 SRM) with partial mash recipe.

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SRC: Click to learn more about this Kalyke Blonde -Belgian Specialty Ale at: www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/kalyke-blonde/

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