Oberon clone - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Oberon clone

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-13-2013, 02:00 AM   #1
SCBrewster
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 228
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



Anybody have any suggestions for an Oberon extract recipe? Already got the craving!



 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 02:06 AM   #2
histo320
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Manteno, IL
Posts: 1,126
Liked 44 Times on 33 Posts


I do not know of one but I am going to start working on a Partial Mash clone here soon.

Since it is a wheat beer I would imagine AG would be a better way to meet the true clone but I think extract would work as well.

Also, I have no clue what hops they use in it but it is citrusy (citra) but also spicy (chinook?). Who knows but that is half the fun.


__________________
Sideline Brewery

Drinking - Craft Brews
Primary - Surly Bender (clone)
Secondary - Zombiedust (clone)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 02:10 AM   #3
SCBrewster
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 228
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Yeah I'm sure there also has a lot to do with using the same yeast. I am going to have to learn how to culture yeast from one of the bottles

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 07:05 AM   #4
mlakota
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Posts: 130
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts


This one was posted in a similar thread by AdamWiz and seemed to get some good reviews.

- 3 LB, 4 OZ Briess Bavarian Wheat DME
- 2 LB, 8 OZ Briess golden light DME
- 10 OZ Munich
- 6 OZ Crystal 60L
- 3/4 OZ Hallertauer pellets (60 min.)
- 1 OZ Hallertauer pellets (30 min.)
- 1/2 OZ Saaz pellets (15 min.)
- 1/2 OZ Saaz pellets (5 min.)
- Culture yeast from Oberon bottles or use WLP320 (American Hefeweizen)
- dry hop 7-14 days with 1 OZ Cascade leaf hops

If you look across other threads, people tend to agree that the yeast is key to this beer since there are no spices in it according to Bells. If you can culture some from their beers it would be best, and ferment a little warmer, 72-73*.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
SCBrewster
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 228
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Theres no orange peel or anything added? How do you get the orange flavor? From the hops? The yeast?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 01:56 PM   #6
tagz
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 2,000
Liked 264 Times on 183 Posts


There is an outline of the recipe in Brewing with Wheat. I can look it up and get back to you. Although the one above looks like it's on the right track.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 02:07 PM   #7
JonM
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
JonM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Milwaukee
Posts: 7,517
Liked 2555 Times on 1515 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by SCBrewster View Post
Theres no orange peel or anything added? How do you get the orange flavor? From the hops? The yeast?
It's the yeast. Bell's house yeast throws off orangey/pineappley esters when fermented warm, like around 70+.
__________________
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 02:33 PM   #8
SCBrewster
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 228
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Has anybody used the WLP320 for this instead of culturing the yeast from the bottle? Seems like it would be MUCH easier if it yielded close to the same results

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 02:45 PM   #9
JonM
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
JonM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Milwaukee
Posts: 7,517
Liked 2555 Times on 1515 Posts


I hear 1272 is similar, but I don't know how it behaves at higher temps and what kind of esters it gives off.

And bottle harvesting is easier than you might think.
__________________
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #10
mlakota
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Posts: 130
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts


Using yeast from bottles will definitely provide the closest clone. If you can make a starter, you can harvest yeast. Don't think any Oberon will still be around, but it's the same yeast from other beers. Use Bell's Amber or Pale.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/entries/...l-bottles.html



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oberon Clone bobbo Recipes/Ingredients 13 05-29-2012 12:56 PM
Want to brew the AHS Oberon clone but... BogusOwnz Extract Brewing 3 05-01-2010 05:32 PM
Need opinions on this Oberon clone Q2XL Extract Brewing 2 02-27-2009 02:35 AM
Oberon Clone AHS Preiff Recipes/Ingredients 6 02-20-2009 07:22 PM
Oberon Clone jettaman Recipes/Ingredients 14 12-21-2005 06:12 PM


Forum Jump