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Old 02-14-2013, 12:48 PM   #21
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I freaking love oberon. Just talking about it makes my mouth water. Damn you Bells

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:23 PM   #22
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I just brewed this Oberon clone recipe variation that I added mandarin orange peel based on a all grain recipe that I converted.

OG Estimate: 1.058, actual 1.059
FG Estimate: 1.013
ABV: 5.9%
IBU: 25.9
Estimated SRM: 10 (With all grain it was closer to 3 think but the LME and DME have darker SRMs. At least the kind I could find.)

For 5 Gallons with a 3 Gallon Boil:

Extracts and Grains:
4.05 lbs Pale LME
3.90 lbs Wheat LME
1.00 lbs Munich Malt (can be "mashed" by steeping for 45 minutes at 153 F)
0.51 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine
0.50 lbs Crystal Malt 10L

Hops:
0.80 oz US Hallertauer (60 Min)
1.33 oz Czech Saaz (45 Min)
0.74 oz Czech Saaz (30 Min)
0.74 oz Czech Saaz (15 Min)
0.55 oz Cascade (0 Min) (Omit if you were able to culture Bell's house ale yeast from Oberone or another ale)

Yeast:
BRY-97 Dry yeast American West Coast Ale (Said to be a clean American ale yeast like White labs 001 but with fruity and estery aromas)

Preferably Bell's house yeast but I didn't want to wait to brew

Adjuncts:
1 Tbsp Irish Moss (Boil 15 Min)
2 Clementines Peels (Boil 5 Min) Diced and soaked in juices of clementine, then left to dry. (Omit this for an Oberone Clone rather than a variation)

It came out with a very strong smell reminiscent of Oberon and Clementine

Much too dark to be an Oberon clone but I think it will be comparable other than color. I will be calling it West Coast Clementine Wheat.

I plan to primary for 3 weeks then bottle condition for 4 weeks. Should be ready about the same time as Oberone will still be buying a case (or more) and a few 32oz at the pub.

I will update with my results in about 6 weeks.

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #23
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When you got 60% efficiency did you sparge?
No I didn't. I'm aware that much better numbers can be had by doing this, and if the OP wants to get into BIAB he should really look into the best practices used by those who do it more often. I wanted to try it to see the differences, and I know I didn't do it the best way.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:49 PM   #24
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Yup! Totally going to!

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #25
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I would suggest replacing your Hallertauer with Hersbrucker. Saaz and Hersbrucker are the primary hops that Bell's actually uses in Oberon. Additionally, these are a few other suggestions you may want to use as substitutes.

All-Grain:

5 lbs Wheat
4 lbs American Pale 2-row Malt
12 oz Munich
8 oz Belgian Caravienne
4 oz Torrified Wheat
1 oz Hersbrucker 3.3% for 60
½ oz Hersbrucker 3.3% for 30
½ oz Saaz 3.5% for 15
1/3 oz Saaz 3.5% for 7 minutes

Extract:

12 oz Munich & 8 oz Belgian Caravienne at 150° for 30 mins
remove grains and add 2½ lbs light DME & 3½ lbs wheat DME.
Bring to a boil and add:
1 oz Hersbrucker 3.3% for 60
½ oz Hersbrucker 3.3% for 30
½ oz Saaz 3.5% for 15
1/3 oz Saaz 3.5% for 7 minutes

Regarding the yeast, try a 1272, 1010, or white lab's WLP001. Obviously, culturing yeast from a bottle of Oberon would be optimal, but these yeasts will get it very close. By the way, no orange peel or spices are used at all in Bell's recipe. It's all about the yeast.

Good luck!

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:27 PM   #26
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Just to make sure, Oberon uses bells house yeast that I can culture from their amber ale? Do they use the same east in their two hearted? Thanks

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #27
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From what I have heard.. Bells uses their house yeast in all their bottle conditioned beers and that it is better to culture from amber ale that has lower gravity

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Just to make sure, Oberon uses bells house yeast that I can culture from their amber ale? Do they use the same east in their two hearted? Thanks
Yes, Bell's uses the same proprietary strain of yeast in all of their beers. It's been an ongoing debate among home brewers as to which strain would closely replicate their house yeast. While there are a couple that seem to come close, I think in the end it's a matter of personal opinion and what tastes good to you. However, as I've stated, if you want to get the taste as close as possible, culturing yeast from one of their beers will be your best bet. The recipe I posted above is VERY close and I did not use cultured yeast. If I did, I think it would be spot on. Unfortunately, I don't live in Michigan anymore and I do not have access to Bell's beers.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #29
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Oberon isn't out yet, you don't want year old Oberon. Launches on the 25th.
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/...rewery_in.html

Pro tip, it was called Solsun when it launched, here it is on my boss's wall.

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Tylerg- have you made the extract recipe? Or is that just a conversion?

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