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Beer recipe - Blond Buckwheat Beer
ABV 6%Color 12 EBCBitterness 25 IBU
A blond beer with a delicate aroma, perfect for people who are sensitive to the gluten contained in barley and wheat.
Temperature: 4-6°C
This beer has a lower level of Gluten, but it’s not Gluten Free. Buckwheat has low diastatic power and extracts yield, this has to be taken into consideration when it is used to brew beer.

Château Pilsen 2RS 50% / 11.1 kg
Château Buckwheat 35% / 7.8 kg
Château Diastatic Malt 15% / 3.3 kg
Magnum (12.0% aa) 15 IBU / 50 g
Perle (8.0% aa) 3.8 IBU / 50 g
Polaris (20.0% aa) 6.3 IBU / 30 g
SafAle BE-256 60 g
Mashing Temperature
Step 1: Mashing
Mash-in and follow the profile below:
pH5.3Mix Ratio3.2 L/kg
Mash-in at 63°C
Rest for 70min at 63°C
Rise to 66°C at 1°C/min. Rest for 15min at 66°C
Rise to 72°C at 1°C/min
Rest for 15min at 72°C and do the Iodine Test
Rise to 78°C at 1°C/min
Rest for 2min at 78°C to mash out

Once the mash is done, filter and sparge with water at 78°C
Step 2: Boiling
Boil for 75min.
Hop addition 1: After 15min add Magnum.
Hop Addition 2: After 55min add Perle and Polaris.
Whirlpool to remove the trub
Total evap7.5%Batch size100LOG13.5oPEfficiency85%
Step 3: Fermentation and Maturation Cool down the wort to 16°C and pitch the yeast. Ferment at 16°C for 2 days then rise to 20°C. Once the fermentation is done (FG reached and off-flavors removed – about 7 days), drop the temperature to 8°C and rest for 1 day, and then harvest the yeast. Drop the temperature to 2°C and rest for 7 days.
Step 4: Cold Aging and Packaging Cold age the beer at -1°C for 5 days, remove the residual yeast, and carbonate until 2.8 volumes of CO2. The beer is ready to package and drink. Enjoy! *For refermentation in the bottle, add brewing sugar and SafAle F-2.

This recipe is provided by Castle Malting®. Please note that this recipe is just a guideline. Some modification might need to be done to meet different technologies, efficiencies and ingredients yield as grain dry extract and hop alpha acid percentage.

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