Sexy Blonde Beer Kit
Brand : Label Peelers
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Your Label Peelers Sexy Blonde Original Beer Kit never sits on a shelf. Your grains are crushed to order. Your ingredients are packed fresh and you don't pay for a flashy box. It's all about providing you with the freshest ingredients for you to make your best beer.
Your Label Peelers Original Sexy Blonde Beer Kit has a light and crisp flavor profile with hints of honey, toasted malt, and a subtle citrus aroma. The body is light and effervescent, with a smooth finish and a slight hop bitterness. It has a refreshing taste that will leave you wanting more. The light maltiness and sweetness will make this a perfect choice for a summer afternoon.
- 9.9 lbs Extra Light Liquid Malt Extract
- 1 lb Pale Malt
- 1 lb Gambrinus Honey Malt
- 1 oz Warrior Hop Pellets (Add at the start of your boil, then boil for 60 Min)
- 1 oz Lemon Peel (add to your boil after 40 minutes)
- 1 oz Simcoe Hop Pellets (add to your boil after 45 minutes)
- 1 oz Simcoe Hop Pellets (add to your boil after 55 minutes)
- Priming Sugar 5oz
- Yeast: White Labs California Ale WLP001 (This strain is a little bit of a slow fermenter and usually takes 7 days if you are at 70 degrees)
Put all grains into grain bag and put into 2 gallon of water. Bring to 150-160 degrees F and keep wort at this temp for 20-30 minutes, steeping the bag every few minutes. Remove grain bag and Sparge with warm water. Bring water to near boil. Remove boiling pot from heat and add malt extracts. Return to heat. When the wort starts to boil again, add bittering hops to large bag and FOLLOW HOP SCHEDULE ABOVE adding hops to the same large bag. After 45 minutes, add Irish moss (Optional Clarifier-Sold Separately) and boil for final 15 minutes. Mix hot wort with enough water to obtain 5 gals of wort total volume. Remove hops. Cool wort to around 75 degrees and pitch yeast*. Ferment for 5-7 days at around 65-75 degrees. Then transfer beer into secondary. Let sit for a minimum of 2-3 weeks at fermentation temperatures to assure fermentation is complete. Carefully transfer into bottling bucket that has priming sugar dissolved in bottom (or even better keg in a soda keg). When the transfer is complete, bottle as normal. Let bottles sit for at least 2-4 weeks before drinking to ensure full carbonation. Enjoy!
*This kit includes liquid yeast and so it is unable to be shipped via FedEx SmartPost.
If you are making a beer kit for the first time, an equipment kit is a great and low-stress way to get all the equipment you need to make your Sexy Blonde.
This Brewer's Best Equipment Kit is top of the line and comes complete for a beginner brewer.
- Equipment kit includes:
- 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Primary Fermenter with Grommeted Lid
- 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Bottling Bucket with Spigot
- Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser
- 5 Gallon Glass Carboy
- Plastic Paddle
- Carboy Brush
- Liquid Crystal Thermometer
- Bottle Brush
- Black Beauty Capper
- Drilled Bung
- Lab Thermometer
- Bottle Filler
- Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp
- 20 qt. Brew Pot
- Equipment Instructions
Good sanitation practices are absolutely fundamental to good beer making. Five Star San is the premier sanitizer you will need to make your Sexy Blonde beer kit. A great practice for extra protection is to have a spray bottle filled with sanitizing solution so you can re-sanitize everything that touches or goes near your beer. Sanitation is much more difficult with beer than wine because beer has a higher pH. Wine's high acidity makes bacterial infection less likely but with beer, one small mishap can cost you your batch.
When your Sexy Blonde is done, you will need bottles. This standard 12 ounce bottle is a good choice. You will need 54 for a 5 gallon batch. Bottles do not come with caps.
The 5 gallon carboy pictured here is the standard size for any beer kit. If you have never worked with a carboy, it is important to know they should not be moved full without a carboy handle or a carrier.
The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for any beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch.
Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your Sexy Blonde wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer that reads fast temperature fluctuations.
Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without it again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San.
The fermenter pictured here is standard for a 5 gallon beer kit.
Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. Hoses are very hard to clean and beer is very susceptible to bacterial infection. You do not want to risk losing your Sexy Blonde over a few feet of unsanitary hose.
Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles.
It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.
Bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced. They can dry out and harbor bacteria.
Keeping your carboy clean before and after use is key to avoid bacterial infection in your beer. A carboy brush is a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies.
Stainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer is a convenient way of cleaning your bottles and/or carboys. This high quality tool will come in handy. Hooks up straight to your faucet with the bottle washer adapter (#4804) and puts out plenty of pressure to clean those stubborn stains from beer bottles that have been sitting around.
When you bottle your Sexy Blonde, you will need to cap your bottles. This capper is inexpensive, easy to use and does not require attaching to a counter. It has a magnet to hold the cap in place.
DID YOU KNOW
Until the beginning of the 19th century, all London porter was matured in large vats that held several hundred barrels worth of beer! It was kept in bulk storage for six to 18 months before being transferred into smaller casks for delivery to pubs.