Cashmere Blonde Ale - All Grain Recipe Kit

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Cashmere Blonde Ale - All Grain Recipe Kit

SKU B11473



Product Details

Cashmere is one of the newer hops in the brewer's arsenal, so naturally, we had to make a recipe kit making it the star of the show. With promising smooth bittering potential and complex fruit and herbal qualities, it is the perfect candidate for a single-hop brew, and Cashmere Blonde Ale is built to show off this new hop's talents.

Effortless to brew, it pours with a smooth, golden radiance. Upon sipping, a soft, supple malt body comes to the front, with delicate fruit-forward flavors washing over the palate. Cashmere hops offer a bouquet of lemon and lime citrus, melon, and faint lemongrass notes, which are perfectly supported by this recipe's simple malt underpinnings.

Brewing Notes:

  • Style: American Blonde Ale
  • Fermentation Range: 65-70F
  • Original Gravity: 1.050
  • SRM: 5
  • IBUs: 22
  • ABV: 4.9%

Cashmere Blonde Tasting Notes:

  • Aroma: Bready malt nose with medium-low aromas of lemon candies, lime, ripe melon, and stone fruits.
  • Appearance: Deep golden straw color topped with a bright white firm foam head.
  • Flavor: Well balanced between malt and hops with medium-low bitterness. Fresh crusty bread malt notes and moderate citrus, melon, and soft herbal hop flavors.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-low body with moderate mouthfeel and a slight creaminess.

Brad’s Notes:

It’s always fun to get my hands on new hop varieties and embark on test batches to understand just what the specific hop variety can do. In the case of Cashmere, I found that it stands up very well on its own, especially in a recipe that does not have an overly complex malt bill. A small initial addition of Cashmere adds a bit of bitterness but does so very cleanly thanks to its low co-humulone levels.

To amp up the flavor and aroma, a more substantial hop addition is made late in the boil, and then the beer is modestly dry-hopped, again with Cashmere, to provide its unique aroma profile subtly as to not be overwhelming for a relatively delicately flavored beer style. By keeping the grain bill simple, it allows the Cashmere to be the sensory focus of the beer.

A little bit of Caramel 10 is added to add a touch of caramel-esque sweetness and it also serves to add some dextrins to the beer to aid in mouthfeel and foam formation and retention. In these days of IPA dominated beer choices, it is quite refreshing to dial things back a bit and enjoy an easy-drinking, not too in-your-face classic American Blonde Ale.

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Additional Information

SKU B11473
Beer Color Light
Original Gravity


Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Low
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Hybrid Beers
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
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Chuggin C.
Fan Favorite - Keg was floated in 1 week

This was my first attempt in all grain brewing. The recipe was very easy to follow and this beer came out very light in color and only 4.8%abv. Very light and crisp brew with soft floral notes. My fiancé had a couple of "girls night out" gatherings at our house and they floated this keg in less than a week. Will definitely be making this batch again as some of the girls don't even like beer, (I know, I know....freaking communists), but they absolutely loved this Cashmere Blonde Ale. This is a great sipping beer for the summer months and goes down easy and smooth, like a fat kid on a see saw or a hooker on military pay day. A must brew indeed.