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Erstenmal Ale (bastardized German for “first try”) was our first attempt at beermaking. I think we did pretty well. Erstenmal is light in color, but not in flavor. This smooth beer's flavor was characterized by the mellow Cascade hops and the smooth carmel-roasted barley.

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styleGolden or Blonde Ale

alcohol5% by volume

original gravity1.049

final gravity1.011

bitterness18 IBU

maltscrystal 20°L

hopsHallertauer, Cascade

date brewed volume method
29 Jun 2003 4 gallons extract with grain
23 Apr 2003 4 gallons extract with grain
5 Apr 2001 3 gallons extract with grain
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