Originally Posted by marmonduke
I brewed #4 and also really enjoyed the flavor over the original but would like to get closer in color. It may be burried in the pages and pages but Wayne1 what SRM should I shoot for to get closer in color? 4 or so?
The last two batches I made calculated at 3.4 and 3.6L A lot will depend on what type of 2- row malt and who malts it.
If you continued reading the thread you would see that I give the exact recipe that was used to brew the original batch of Blue Moon. There are many variations through this thread as people try to adapt it to their equipment and tastes. One thing that is very certain is there should be NO finishing hops. Blue Moon is brewed with only one hop addition.
Now if you like the flavor that finishing hops give, that is great but it is NOT Blue Moon and should not be referred to as a clone. It can be a tribute or based on, but a clone is as close as possible to the original. This thread is mainly about how to get as close as possible to Blue Moon.