Tomorrow I'm having a buddy over and we are going to do a blind test with a Blue Moon I have in the refrig, I'm sure he won't be able to tell which is which and I'm betting he will like your recipe better!! Our tribute to a classic brew. Mashing oats, for me some say it waks fine for then , did not provide anything like that. Thought batch 2 should be somethin' different. In fact the more I drink it the happier I am with it. Is that enough Orange Peel? First of all, the price is hard to beat for an all grain kit. Graypayp Hi, Nilo, It's me again, and I just wanted to say that I brewed you're recipe back in November, and it turned out awesome! Mine came out better than blue moon, with lots of raves from friends.
They purposely used a chico strain yeast to get a clean ferment without the traditional whit estery taste. Does it add body or something? I boiled my priming sugar water with the orange zest, then strained it out prior to adding to wort. However, this came out perfect, and as others have said, tastes better than the real thing. Will brew again, maybe with more hops. Yes, the overall boil is 60min.
As for the additional flavor that the oats may add, that's hard to tell, may justify using it for some people. There is an interesting article on homebrewtalk where a former brewmaster for Coors discussed it's creation at the Sandlot Brewery. Keep this one hidden, it will disappear fast! The boil was only 30min and did not use irish moss in an attempt to increase chill haze. First, Is there any special reason to boil it for 30 mins instead of an hour? I have been brewing for some time. The recommended yeast s can be found below. Thanks Again, Jerry DeGan Des Moines, Iowa Anonymous Nilo, I have tried a couple of Blue moon recipes before and am looking to improve.
Daily Threads Weekly Threads Mo: Tu: Fri: Monthly Threads 4th Wed. Wait swirl to settle and solids to decant, probably 10min. Get chiller in and cool to picthing temp. So when I was looking for a new boil pot I stumbled onto the Blue Moon clone recipe offered by Adventures in Homebrewing. I want to thank you for perfecting the recipe and putting it on your blog. Loved the flavor and was super clear and smooth.
I really like Blue moon and when I saw this clone, well. I did have one question for you though: What's the idea behind adding the corn starch? Good that I did the test because the gluten turned into a big rubber ball and would probably mess up my batch. John Originally, as one could probably see on the first recipes I tried, I used flaked oats in the mash. A: We ship everything essential for brew day with thek it, aside from choosing the yeast of your preference in the first drp down. Kai Anonymous I'm going to try your recipe.
I did a side by side test today and honestly, color is so close one can't tell the difference. Folks who have tried this enjoyed very much and it will more than likely become a staple for our home bar. There was a little more orange flavor than a normal Blue Moon, but you didn't need to add any fruit while drinking that way. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts. While the Hefeweisen exploded with violent fermentation, so entertaining this batch is just sitting there. Let me know if you have any questions.
Still added the fruit of the oranges to primary. I will definitely be getting this again. This was my 2nd home brew attempt. Truth be told, I'm not even that big of a fan of Blue Moon. I am a kitchen brewer so no fancy equipment required to make a tasty beer. A: the blue moon would ship with everything aside from the yeast needed to brew the batch.
Flavor is pretty good, improved with an orange slice. Bubbles about 36 hrs and now is silent. The kit only came with 1 PurePitch. The air lock is giving a bubble or two. Some people would transfer to a secondary vessel to add spices on the cold side, like dry hopping. Same wheat, hazy color with a nice white head.
If gravity is droping your yeast is working. I am interested in the add-ons I just need to know if this is going to give me everything I need from brewing it to bottling it. Thanks again for going to all of this work and sharing it with the rest of us! I had plans to add some wheat gluten but decided to mix it with water first before adding to the boil. Also, I have brewed other recipes further and you can use 1. It could have been something I did as well, I found the instructions to be a little confusing.