Homebrew Competitions – Recent Winners

December 9th, 2015

Hats off to some of the recent winners in homebrew competitions that we have sponsors across the US. Steve Landgren was selected at BOS in the Motown Mash Homebrew Competition and Steve Strain received a BOS for his Kalyke Blonde in the Sower’s Cup Competition. In fact, he and his co-brewer, Bobby Kros, are opening a brewery in Omaha next year, Kros Strain Brewing. So congratulations on that, too!

Steve Strain was nice enough to share his recipe with us, and noted that it will be in the Jan/Feb issue of Zymurgy. It’s a session Belgian Blonde with a little rye.

Kalyke Blonde

Brewer: Scott Strain

Co Brewer: Bobby Kros

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size (fermenter): 11.00 gal
Actual OG: 1.051 SG
Actual FG: 1.008 SG
Est. ABV: 5.5%
Estimated Color: 3.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 18.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 87.0 %
Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU
15 lbs                Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM)            Grain         1        78.9 %
2 lbs                 Rye Malt (4.7 SRM)                       Grain         2        10.5 %
1 lbs                 Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM)                 Grain         3        5.3 %
1 lbs                 Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM)         Sugar         4        5.3 %
0.93 oz               Sterling [5.00 %] - Boil 75.0 min        Hop           5        8.4 IBUs
2.00 oz               Sterling [5.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min        Hop           6        8.6 IBUs
0.26 oz               Mt. Hood [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min        Hop           7        1.2 IBUs
Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes​, pitched at 68F and let free rise to 72-74F

​Mash Temp: 152F for 45 minutes, 170F Mashout​