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Old 01-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #741
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Reading through the entire thread and the different variations of this recipe here which post/recipe variant would be considered the closest currently? Sorry if it sounds stupid but I have seen so many variants from the original post trying to figure out which grains to use in the 50/40/10 and the weights as some of those also seem to be very different as well.

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:11 PM   #742
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I'm not sure you'll get any sort of consensus as to which version would be considered the closest currently, in part due to differences in systems and taste perceptions.

For a first attempt, I can't think of a better place to start than Wayne1's posts since he actually was involved in the development of the original recipe and brewed it commercially. Focus on his posts #6, #11 and his updated version somewhere in the middle where he makes specific grain brand and spice amount recommendations. That gets some of us exactly what we want.

If your first attempt based on Wayne1's recipe falls short in some way, I would look to the work Nilo has done. He has brewed this many times, making systematic changes along the way to address issues of body, color and flavor. You can probably find good ideas for tweaks in Nilo's notes.

Good luck!

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:58 AM   #743
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I have always loved Blue Moon and was ecstatic about following Wayne1's recipe.

There has been some debate in this thread about the amount of spices used. I used 34 grams Ground Coriander 10 Min, 13 grams Orange Peel (Penzeys) 5 Min. for a 5 gal. batch and believe it is incredibly close to Blue Moon from a bottle.

Hope this helps anyone else when deciding what ratio of spices to use.

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:54 PM   #744
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I'm not sure you'll get any sort of consensus as to which version would be considered the closest currently, in part due to differences in systems and taste perceptions.

For a first attempt, I can't think of a better place to start than Wayne1's posts since he actually was involved in the development of the original recipe and brewed it commercially. Focus on his posts #6, #11 and his updated version somewhere in the middle where he makes specific grain brand and spice amount recommendations. That gets some of us exactly what we want.

If your first attempt based on Wayne1's recipe falls short in some way, I would look to the work Nilo has done. He has brewed this many times, making systematic changes along the way to address issues of body, color and flavor. You can probably find good ideas for tweaks in Nilo's notes.

Good luck!
+1. Great post.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:37 PM   #745
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Going to get grain in an hour...still not 100% which I'll try after readying 75 pages!! Seems I should try the original as suggested but I can only get Briess 2-row and that's why I'm debating on another tweak.


*EDIT, anyone try flaked wheat in conjunction with malted wheat to help with the mouth feel?

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:41 PM   #746
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Stick to the basics, briess 2row , wheat malt, flaked oats.

Update. I have corrected the recipe file to google drive to reflect Wayne's original amounts of coriander and orange peels seen on first page of this thread. I assume he meant table spoon by "tsp", so I used unit tbsp to avoid confusion.

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Old 01-31-2013, 04:21 PM   #747
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I assume he meant table spoon by "tsp", so I used unit tbsp to avoid confusion.
tsp is typically used to denote a teaspoon. Tablespoon is Tbsp. Not sure in the context of Wayne's recipe, but that's the standard cookbook abbreviation.
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Yes, I know tsp means tea spoon, but the amounts seems to make sense if he meant table spoon instead. Anyway, feel free Wayne to chime in to correct us here.
By the way, will be brewing #9 this weekend with Wyeast 1010, American Wheat.

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Wondering if someone can help me find the updated recipe? The link just takes me back to the same page.

Thanks!!

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Updated Recipe

If that link doesn't take you there it is post #429 on page 43 of this thread.

I originally had the first recipe spice additions in teaspoons. That was a direct scale down of the amounts used in the 15 bbl batches. I later stated that spices do not scale linearly.

The amounts I have listed in the updated recipe are closer to the amounts I found to taste correct for 5 gallon batches. You may find different. As I have always said in this thread, you will have to brew it yourself and adjust the amounts to fit your system and your perceptions.

Do not think that you can make a perfect Blue Moon clone by brewing any recipe one time. You will have to fine tune everything to fit your system.
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