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Old 06-21-2011, 08:19 PM   #21
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Back in March, I brewed the Blood Orange Hefe from the recipe posted on these boards - turned out great! I will definitely brew that one again once the Blood Oranges are back in season.


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Old 06-25-2011, 04:36 PM   #22
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I've been looking for a crisp, citrus summer brew to share with some friends (I would make an IPA every single time and be happy but I gotta please others, haha).

I didn't want to do the boring old lemon zest hefe, so this definitely caught my eye! Thanks!


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Old 06-26-2011, 04:14 AM   #23
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Well, couldn't find the blood oranges anywhere so I went with red grapefruit. We'll see how it goes...

I followed the recipe perfectly except I added one pound honey at the beginning of the boil. I got an OG of 1.58 which seems low to me but who knows.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:38 AM   #24
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went through a keg of this a my party last saturday. Big hit. My guests were shocked that it was homebrew and how good it was.. I still have some blood oranges on the tree, but well past ripe. I might brew this again next week.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:42 PM   #25
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Toecutter, That is awsome...so glad you and your guests enjoyed it. What yeast did you use?

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Old 06-29-2011, 12:03 AM   #26
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Toecutter, That is awsome...so glad you and your guests enjoyed it. What yeast did you use?

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I used White Labs WLP 400. Interesting thing. Last saturday, I went to dinner at BJ's brewhouse restruant. I was hopeing they would have a Kolsch on tap, but no. They did have a Belgian Witt. So I ordered a pitcher. Damned if it dident taste very much like what I brewed here. A little lighter, but the flavor was almost spot on. I'd bet they were using this same yeast.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:02 PM   #27
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I too used the WLP 400 and have been very happy with the results. I've heard that a Belgian Wit should be drank young. I've found that it has gotten even better with a little age.

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Old 10-26-2011, 03:21 PM   #28
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is there a big difference in oranges? i want to do this blue moon clone, but i am not sure if i will be able to find "blood oranges". i have not looked yet. but just in case... can a normal naval orange work?
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Blood oranges have a different color & flavor inside. But sweet naval oranges would work. Just not the same flavor-wise. I wondered if those little Clementines would work well? They're more of an earthy flavor to me,& Fuggle & Willamette would go well with that.
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is there a big difference in oranges? i want to do this blue moon clone, but i am not sure if i will be able to find "blood oranges". i have not looked yet. but just in case... can a normal naval orange work?
Yes, any kind of orange will work. I am working through a keg of this right now where I used mostly valencia and naval oranges from my trees, and I like it better. Blood oranges tend to be more Tart. This keg reminds me of Hanger 21 Wheat beer. I plan on making another 10 gallon batch in a couple of weeks. It's rather addicting. See my recipe here :




http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/toec...an-wit-248280/


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