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Old 01-16-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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I have slowly been perfecting this recipe. It started from something I got on these boards so I want to give credit to the board. It is very good and people that try it say it is better then Blue Moon. At my last party, I had over 4 gallons in the keg, and ALL of it went at the party. This is unheard of so it must be good!

For kegging, I set pressure at 15psi serving pressure. This creates a really nice, very creamy head. This beer is very refreshing and if you like Blue Moon, wheat beer, or both, I think you will love this beer!

I do all grinding in a coffee bean grinder.

Blue Moon Clone Extract Recipe
5 gallon batch

6.6 pounds of Coopers Wheat liquid Malt Extract (any light wheat extract will do)
2 pound of Light Wheat specialty grains in muslin bag
1 pound of corn sugar (or light DME)
1 ounces of tettnanger hops (10 min)
2 ounces of styrian golding hops (30min)
1 ounce of sweet orange peel GROUND (2 min) (or bitter)
2 ounces of corriander seed GROUND (2 min)
1 bottle of Valencia orange peel (1.5 oz McCormick bottle at the grocery store)
1/2 bottle of grated lemon peel (1.5 oz McCormick bottle at the grocery store)
1 pkg of white labs Belgian wit yeast
55 minute total boil time

Instructions

1) bring as much water as you can (2-3 gallons) to 155 and steep grain bag for 45 minutes to 1 hour, discard grain bag
2) Mix in Coopers Light malt extract and corn sugar, reapply heat, bring to a boil.
3) With 30 minutes remaining in the boil, add Styrian Golding hops.
4) With 10 minutes remaining in the boil, add tettnanger hops.
5) With 2 min remaining in the boil add dry ingredients.
5) pitch yeast when ready
6) Ferment 2 weeks
7) bottle or keg

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Old 01-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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This looks like a good recipe....quick question. How many ounces are your bottles of orange and lemon peel?

 
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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Good question! It is those "regular" size spice bottles with the green caps that are in the large display at the supermarket. Probably an ounce?

 
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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this is going to sound really odd and disgusting. everyone i recommend this to this its a little "fruity" if you know what i mean.

2/3 glass of blue moon
1/3 glass orange soda
top with strawberries.

a bartender friend of mine made this and its really good. so my question is...do you consider this recipe a blue moon clone or a blue moon clone with added orange flavor?
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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If anything, even with my bumped orange amounts, it still is not quite as orangey as Blue Moon.

That sounds really good. When I make my summer shandy this summer, I plan on adding lemonade to half and orange juice to the other.

 
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
bassballboy
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This recipe sounds great. Have you tried this to get the lemon flavor?:

Lemon Peel Powder - Also Known As Lemon Powder - My Spice Sage

 
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:46 PM   #7
ab4uk74
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Thanks I will be trying this one for sure.

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #8
darm0v
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Slipgate View Post
2 pound of Light Wheat specialty grains in muslin bag
What is your grain mixture for this recipe? I have been looking through my LHBS lists of grains and some online vendor pages, and I'm not sure what you'd classify as 2 lbs of Light Wheat Specialty Grains.

Northern Brewer, for example, has Weyerman Pale Wheat . Would you use 2 lbs and have it be 100% Weyerman Pale Wheat? The description on NB's website says that it may constitute 80% of your grains.

I was thinking about brewing this one but I'll definitely have to make some substitutions based on availability at my LHBS. What do you recommend for the grains?

Reason: Typo on Weight instead of Wheat

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:35 PM   #9
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It is two pounds of light WHEAT grains, not weight.

I'd say use any light Wheat grain you can find. Most of your fermentables come from the LME. The grains add a little plus color and aroma. Light wheat has a great smell to it.

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #10
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I'm going out to get the ingredients to make this for the third time today! I love this and it is always a BIG hit at parties. I really need to make two batches at a time. This goes faster than any other beer I make.

BTW: I am going to use this as my base for a summer shandy.

 
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