Witbier Blue Balls Belgian Wit (Blue Moon Clone) - Page 38 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Homebrew Ale Recipes > Witbier Blue Balls Belgian Wit (Blue Moon Clone)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-01-2012, 05:48 PM   #371
elproducto
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Ontario
Posts: 1,116
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by letmeholleratya View Post
First time I followed the recipe exactly. The other times I've upped the coriander and orange zest. I like a little more spice in mine. 23 gal batch, eh? Jealous you have the equipment required to make that
One trick I found for coriander is to take the seeds and toast them in a frying pan (no oil or anything). Then crush them with a hammer in a ziploc bag.
__________________
Fall Line Brewing Company

Keg 1 - German Pils
Keg 2 - Falconer's Flight IPA
Keg 3 - Chocolate Porter

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #372
tre9er
 
tre9er's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,369
Liked 242 Times on 197 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by elproducto View Post
One trick I found for coriander is to take the seeds and toast them in a frying pan (no oil or anything). Then crush them with a hammer in a ziploc bag.
I used a coffee grinder on medium-coarse.
__________________
_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #373
letmeholleratya
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 85
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I've just been buying mine pre-ground at the store. Does fresh ground really make that big of a difference? If so I'll start buying whole coriander.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 09:50 PM   #374
Warrior
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
York, Pa
Posts: 903
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by letmeholleratya View Post
First time I followed the recipe exactly. The other times I've upped the coriander and orange zest. I like a little more spice in mine. 23 gal batch, eh? Jealous you have the equipment required to make that
Nothing to be jealous about. Does not matter brew system size great beers are made on all sized systems. I've been brewing off and on for about 20 yrs, you can grow into a larger system as you get older

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 09:52 PM   #375
Warrior
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
York, Pa
Posts: 903
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by elproducto View Post
One trick I found for coriander is to take the seeds and toast them in a frying pan (no oil or anything). Then crush them with a hammer in a ziploc bag.
Mine was the cilantro I grew last year that went to seed. Dried them in the shop naturally. I used a blender to grind open the seeds which seemed to work fairly well.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #376
jefro
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Redwood Country, California
Posts: 51
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I brewed this weekend according to BierMuncher's recipe, mostly. My family wants to call it "Blue Moose".

2lb wheat flakes, mashed 75 minutes at 155

60min boil:
3lb light DME
1lb wheat DME
1oz Golding Kent

last 15 mins:
1oz crushed fresh coriander seeds
1oz bitter orange (from health food store)

yeast: Belgian witbier liquid

OG: 1.36

What went well: wheat was very easy to work with. I mashed it in 2 gallons, then sparged through a colander with another 1.5 gallons at 160 degrees, and got about 8 points with it. Then added the DME and hops, boiled for an hour, and ended up

What confused me: the low OG, but I'm not going to worry. It took a long time to bring it down to pitchable temp - I got it to 90 with ice water in the sink, then added it to 2 gallons of cold water in the primary, but then it sat at about 85 for hours. I put the lid on it, so I am fairly confident it was not injured by the experience. Also, there was very little orange in the initial smell or flavor. I may toss in some fresh zest in a few days.

What's still confusing me: the yeast seemed quite lively when I opened the bottle, but thus far hasn't done a whole lot after 13 hrs, despite pitching it at 78. I know, don't worry (and I won't until tomorrow). I do have a packet of safale 05 in case I need to repitch.

What I won't do again: bottle my 1st batch at the same time as trying to keep an eye on the boil, while also making fresh ciabatta rolls.

More on the situation as it develops

Jefro
---
primary: Blue Moose (Belgian-like substance)
secondary: empty
bottled yesterday: Pullman Porter (aka Take My Bag Porter kit from SF Brewcraft, plus the mistakes I made brewing it)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 10:18 PM   #377
jefro
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Redwood Country, California
Posts: 51
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Batch bubbling nicely now, albeit slowly, as it is in my "brew room" (utility closet) avg temp around 64. I like watching the little bubbles, though.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 10:27 PM   #378
letmeholleratya
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 85
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by jefro
I brewed this weekend according to BierMuncher's recipe, mostly. My family wants to call it "Blue Moose".

2lb wheat flakes, mashed 75 minutes at 155

60min boil:
3lb light DME
1lb wheat DME
1oz Golding Kent

last 15 mins:
1oz crushed fresh coriander seeds
1oz bitter orange (from health food store)

yeast: Belgian witbier liquid

OG: 1.36

What went well: wheat was very easy to work with. I mashed it in 2 gallons, then sparged through a colander with another 1.5 gallons at 160 degrees, and got about 8 points with it. Then added the DME and hops, boiled for an hour, and ended up

What confused me: the low OG, but I'm not going to worry. It took a long time to bring it down to pitchable temp - I got it to 90 with ice water in the sink, then added it to 2 gallons of cold water in the primary, but then it sat at about 85 for hours. I put the lid on it, so I am fairly confident it was not injured by the experience. Also, there was very little orange in the initial smell or flavor. I may toss in some fresh zest in a few days.

What's still confusing me: the yeast seemed quite lively when I opened the bottle, but thus far hasn't done a whole lot after 13 hrs, despite pitching it at 78. I know, don't worry (and I won't until tomorrow). I do have a packet of safale 05 in case I need to repitch.

What I won't do again: bottle my 1st batch at the same time as trying to keep an eye on the boil, while also making fresh ciabatta rolls.

More on the situation as it develops

Jefro
---
primary: Blue Moose (Belgian-like substance)
secondary: empty
bottled yesterday: Pullman Porter (aka Take My Bag Porter kit from SF Brewcraft, plus the mistakes I made brewing it)
I'd recommend next time to throw the orange and coriander additions in as close to flameout as possible. At 15 you'll probably be losing a lot of flavor.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 01:35 PM   #379
brew2enjoy
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Delaware
Posts: 945
Liked 42 Times on 35 Posts


Brewed up another batch of this last Saturday. Going to be a challenge, I have to go grain to glass in 13 days. Checked the gravity yesterday (Day 4) and its already at 1.010. Planning to keg it tonight or tomorrow and burst carb it. The gravity sample tasted decent. I added a full oz of the orange peel and coriander this time, along with a 1/2oz of amarillo at 5 min.
__________________
DIY stuff...
- Bar
- S/S mash paddle, PEX manifold

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 05:21 AM   #380
jefro
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Redwood Country, California
Posts: 51
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


letmeholleratya: AH, I see, thanks - that didn't occur to me. Will put it in at flameout on the next batch.

brew2enjoy: holy cow that's fast! I did mine on Sunday and it is still bubbling. (At 64 degrees, though.) What does amarillo taste like?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Side by side! Blue moon vs. Blue moon clone. phattony Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 12-22-2012 06:59 AM
Blueberry Moon (blue moon clone) question BitterBomz All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 11-06-2012 09:40 PM
Belgian White(Blue Moon Clone) Franknferter Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-06-2012 04:32 PM
Blue Balls Belgian Wit + Cranberry? bphelan Recipes/Ingredients 1 11-19-2011 01:30 PM
Blue Moon - Honey Moon Clone Recipe limprizol Recipes/Ingredients 2 01-25-2010 03:36 PM


Forum Jump