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Old 03-05-2010, 09:48 AM   #21
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Thanks. I've got mine in primary right now, probably going to begin the diacetyl rest today. I also added .25 oz of warrior hops at 60 min just for a little more bitterness. I'm not a big wheat fan but thought it'd be worth a shot.


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Old 03-12-2010, 05:03 PM   #22
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Let me know how it turns out. Mine was decent but not great.


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Old 04-14-2010, 04:08 PM   #23
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Well I tried some last night. It certainly tastes good but I wouldn't call it a clone yet. I think it may need some orange peel and perhaps a bit more of teh blueberry extract. I think I'm going to add 2 more oz. of the blueberry flavoring to mine only because I really don't taste much of it at all. If I were to make this again I would also try adding some orange peel in the boil. It is a good beer and mine came out at about 5.1% abv.
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:19 PM   #24
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I didn't really duplicate the fruity/berry flavor. Too much blueberry and it might taste like a wine cooler. Tough beer to clone.
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:26 PM   #25
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I like my "clone" better than the real thing. I used a half oz of coriander and 2oz of blueberry extract in a standard American Wheat. No "fruity pebbles", just slightly tart and VERY tasty.

SWMBO is racing me to the bottom of the keg. Luckily, I still have another half oz of coriander and 2 more oz of extract, since I will probably be brewing it again soon.

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Old 04-22-2010, 04:51 PM   #26
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I ended up adding all 4 oz of the blueberry extract and it still is barely noticeable. At a blind taste testing last night, my fellow homebrewers couldn't quite put their finger on the blueberry flavoring. It also came out quite dark for a wheat beer.
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:49 AM   #27
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if you go on their site they say they use wheat and pale malt, cluster hops and natural coriander just getting into brewing and wanted a good clone of this beer
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if you go on their site they say they use wheat and pale malt, cluster hops and natural coriander just getting into brewing and wanted a good clone of this beer
Yeah, I used 2-row pale, pale wheat, cluster, and US-05 yeast.

Added 1/2 oz crushed coriander at flame out.

Added 2 oz of blueberry extract at kegging.

Turned out good, and I am planning another batch.

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Old 04-27-2011, 06:35 PM   #29
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Leiny actually uses a mix of blueberry and raspberry, fyi
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:26 AM   #30
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Fruity Pebbles, Ha! A few of my friends say the same exact thing to me when I drink it. I think its good and am planning to try one of my own if anyone thinks I would get away with slightly higher fermentation temps... I might try some brown sugar as well. My basement gets pretty cold in the winter if I shut all the vents, but I can't do the secondary temps. Think this would be ok to treat like an ale?



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