Blushing Blonde home brew

Blushing Blonde – The Results

The Blushing Blonde home brew I did at the start of the summer has been ready for a few weeks now but I haven’t got around to posting on the blog. The result is a nice refreshing beer and a recipe I would do again.

As you can see from the picture there isn’t much head in the beer but it’s still quite fizzy. It tastes really good and you can taste the berries, it gives the Canadian beer kit a kick. I have heard some people call this kit a bit bland.

There are bits floating in the beer which I assume have come from the berries but you can’t taste them and they don’t make you ill! I might have left the beer and berries in the bucket too long before bottling.

I would so this again but I think I made a mistake using mixed frozen berries, I think next time I would stick to one type of berry to give it a more distinctive taste. I probably would change the kit too, maybe do it again with a Coopers Mexican kit or a Pilsner kit.

What I do like, but unrelated to the beer, is the Coopers PET bottles I used with this brew. They’re smaller than the normal glass bottles but a good size for a drink in the evening.

2 thoughts on “Blushing Blonde – The Results

  1. Hello… I bought my kit 3 days ago and I am excited to get started. I am interested to brew up a blushing blonde next for the wife. i see the Blushing Blonde asks you to use Enhancer 1. Can you tell me what would happen if I use Enhancer 2? WOuld that make a much higher alcohol content? I hear the Blushing blonde may have a low alcohol content so I want to try to increase the amount of Alcohol. Can you tell me how i can do this?

    Can you answer the following please:
    Effects

    1. What will happen if amount of suger is increased?
    2. What has more suger enhancer 1 or 2?
    3. What will happen if amount of yeast is increased?
    4. What will happen if amount of water is decrased and same amount of mix used?

    Sorry for all the questions. Thank you.

    Ryan

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for your comment, the blushing blonde is really good, has some bits in I assume has come from berries but don’t let that put you off. I don’t do the readings so I don’t know what alcohol content is. I’m tempted by this as I’m lazy! – http://www.thebeerbug.com/

      I don’t think using the other Brew Enhancer will affect the alcohol content, just the taste. At least not significantly.

      Reducing the amount of water should make the alcohol content higher, you just get less beer 🙁

      Adding more sugar should get more alcohol but I’m not sure! You can better quality yeasts from home brew shops that might give more alcohol and a better taste.

      I would recommend you going to Jims Home Brew forum http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/index.php for brewers who could give you a definitive answer.

      mark

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