Brew #16 – Honey Basil Ale

Honey malt, and fresh sweet basil…a summer ale WTF happened to this ale, ale. Somehow, this ale turned sour. I suspect the yeast, since the basil itself was added during the boil, and any bacteria would have been killed. That being said, it may be good after all. Sours can be quite nice, but take time to mature properly. So…we’ll see.

Type: All Grain
Style: Blonde Ale
Volume: 2.5 Gallons
Boil Time: 60 minutes
Brewed: May 20, 2012
Bottled: June 8, 2012
OG: 1.055  FG: 1.013
IBUs: 33  ABV: 5.5%

3.5 lb. 2-Row Pale Malt
0.75 lb. Honey Malt
0.5 lb. Belgian Wheat Malt
0.25 lb. Flaked Barley
0.25 lb. Cara-Pils

Hops (Pellet)
60 min: 0.5 oz East Kent Goldings
20 min: 0.25 oz East Kent Goldings
10 min: 0.25 oz East Kent Goldings

1 oz Fresh Sweet Basil (Boil 5 mins)

400 ml starter of California Ale Yeast (White Labs #WLP001)

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