I've seen several request for a recipe on this. Thanks to Doc on the BN, and Randy Mossier's Radical Brewing Book, I have a recipe that will astound fans of this beer. After several blind tastings, my fiends who like the beer can not pick out which beer is the orignal or my clone! Happy Brewing!
5 lb. German Pils
5 lb. flaked wheat
.5 lb acidulated malt
1 lb. flaked oats
.25 lb. Munich Malt
1 lb. domestic 6 row
1 lb. Rice hulls to aid in run off
2 navel oranges
1 red grapefruit
Add Zest at 2 minutes from flame out
6 oz. orange marmalade (Walmart brand) added at flame out
.25 oz chamomile tea blossoms (add at 5 minutes)
.25 oz corriander seed (crush with rolling pin right before adding to wort) added at 5 minutes in boil.
.5 oz Spalt 3.5 Alpha 60 minutes
.5 oz Hallertau 4.4 alpha 60 minutes
Wyeast Belgian Wit yeast, with 3 liter Starter
OG. 1.063 FG: 1.011 IBU 7.7 4.2 SRM
This recipe is for a 5.5 gallon batch
Boil is for 90 minutes
Single infusion Mash with 1.3 quarts per pound for 100 minutes @ 152F.
Sparge @ 168 F for 90 Minute
Collect 7.72 Gallons pre-boil, boil for 90 minutes.
Cool to 62 degrees F, pitch yeast (made from 3 liters of 1.040 gravity starter, excess liquid decanted. Be sure to use ligh DME as to not add to the color of the finished beer).
Keep at 62F for first 24 hours of fermentation, then let temp raise to 65F, for next 24 hours.
Following that rest, allow to raise to 72F and let fermentation complete. Failure to start at the cooler temperature will result in an awsone Belgian style wit, but will not tast like Blue Moon, as the phenolics generated at warmer temperatures will not taste like the beer you know.
Bottle condition with 4.5 to 5 oz corn sugar, or keg and force carbonate to 2.75 volumes.
This is my fourth generation of this recipe, an I can say for certain on my system, this clones this beer. It will certainly be a very close step off point for anyone to start experimenting. Happy Brewing! Many thanks to the folks at the BN that helps raise my brewing to the next level.
(This recipe yield 5 gallons, as I always leave about 1/2 gallon behind in my system with the break material.)
Did I mention I'm a new member? I've been brewing for about 14 months now; all grain for about 10. Hello everyone! I hope this recipe is as much fun to brew for you as it was for me!