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Flower Power Blonde
By FlacoAlto

So I wanted to grow up enough WLP007 yeast to brew 20 gallons of double IPA, but also wanted something interesting and funky for myself. I used some flowers in addition to hops, some honey, as well as doing two separate ferments; one was 20 gallons with WLP007 to give away, the other was with a tube of WLP568 Saison blend, two tubes of expired WLP565 Saison, and two tubes of expired WLP645 Brett Clausenii.
O.G.: 1.042
Finished Volume: 20 + 5 gallons
IBU: ~16

24 lb Cargill Two Row
10.75 lb Simpsons Golden Promise
2 lb CaraPils Malt
2 lb Dingeman’s Biscuit Malt
5 lb AZ citrus honey (add at flame out of boil)

Hops / Herbs
8 oz Amarillo 2006 crop, whole ~3.0%AA: 60 min
5 oz Hibiscus, Dried: 15 min
5 oz White Jasmine Dried: 10 min
2 ct Whirl Floc Tablet: 10 min
4 oz Amarillo 2006 crop, whole ~3.0%AA: steep
3 oz White Jasmine Dried: steep
1. Perform a single infusion mash at 156ºF for 90min

2. Recirculate until clear, sparge with 170ºF water until runoff is at 1.010.

3. Perform a 90 minute boil, with hop / herbal additions as above. Chill and put into fermenters.

4a. With a 1 gallon starter of WLP007 pitch into ferementer along wih 22 gallons of chilled wort. Control beer temp to 68ºF for 8 days, cool to 48ºF for 6 days and then transfer to keg.

4b. Pitch all the other yeasts (WLP568 Saison blend, two WLP565 Saison, and two WLP645 Brett Clausenii) into fermenter with 5.5 gallons of wort. Control ambient temperature to 80ºF for 2 days. Ramp to 85ºF and ferment for two weeks. Transfer to secondary, bottle when clear to 3 volumes of CO2.

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