Originally Posted by cstarner
Starting two topics here to get some opinions on a clone attempt of two popular beers my girlfriend loved before she went GF - DFH 60 Minute and Blue Moon. Recipe for Blue Moon is as follows.
3 lb 5 oz Sorghum (Northwest Brewing)
3 lb 15 oz Brown Rice Syrup (Whole Foods)
2-3 lb Millet, light roasted (215 F for 2 hours)
0.5 oz Hallertauer (60 min)
0.5 oz Hallertauer (45 min)
0.5 oz Cascade (30 min)
1 oz Orange peel and 0.75 oz Coriander (15 min)
0.5 oz Cascade (5 min)
Saf T-58 or S-33
I was then planning on gelatinizing the millet and cereal mashing with some amylase enzyme I have (60 minute mash, possible sparge but not planning on getting many OG points out of the grain). Add syrups and follow hopping schedule as planned.
Thoughts/comments/criticisms? Thanks guys!
Well, a couple things. 1) I'd use the T-58. I did one batch with S-33, and it didn't have the spicy, belgian character I wanted (and I've seen a few other people posting the same thing).
As far as the hops schedule goes, I guess I'm not sure what Blue Moon does for hops as they aren't following the 'wit' style all that closely (not that its a bad beer, I enjoyed it very much back in the BC era) but the wit style would generally be only a bittering addition of hops.
Also, I'd do a late addition of the sorghum extract. I started doing this a couple batches ago, and I think it really helped the color, and I honestly think the flavor is a little better as well.