I just wanted to say thanks to Wayne, Nilo and others for all the work they have put into this thread and to homebrewing to allow us to make a beer similar to Blue Moon.
I broke in my single-tier 20-gallon RIMS system this weekend following Wayne's recipe from post from post 429.
Originally Posted by Wayne1
My current suggestion for a homebrew version of Blue Moon would use.
5.5 lbs Weyermann Bohemian Pils malt
4.5 lbs Weyermann Pale Wheat malt
1.4 lbs flaked oats
0.5 lbs rice hulls
Mash at 154F for 60 min. Add 2 gallons 200 F water for mash out to achieve 168F Hold for 10 min.
1.2 oz Hallertauer (4.3 AA) full length of boil 60-90 min.
0.5-0.7 oz fresh ground coriander (10 min before boil end)
1.0 oz sweet or Valencia Orange Peel (amount will depend on how finely ground the spice is and if it is fresh zest or dried) (5 min before end of boil)
I wanted to end up with around 12 gallons so I did change the quantities accordingly. For the coriander, I bought a bottle of Spice Island Coriander Seed (1 oz) and ground it up in a coffee grinder. I also used 4 oz of Spice Island Orange Peel. I used that much based on the information from this thread and personal experience adding 1 oz of it to a blonde I brewed.
I separated it into two vessels and used S-04 and US-05. I wanted to try two different yeasts on the same brew to see how they differ.
This probably wasn't a good brew to use on a new system. I sparged with too much water and ended up boiling 17 gallons. I ran out of time (I had plans) so I couldn't boil off the extra water (I left 2+ gallons in the boil kettle). I was shooting for OG of 1.055, but ended at 1.050, after adding an additional two lbs of Light DME.
Both buckets are fermenting nicely at 67 degrees. I will report back on the flavor.
Once again, thanks to Wayne, Nilo and others.