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Old 01-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #711
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Has anyone tried this with the BIAB method? Since I will not be sparging really, other than a rinse of the bag in hot water, a quick soak squeeze and out. For this I lowered the efficiency down to 68% Other than that I am using the rations from the original recipe.


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Old 01-16-2013, 01:48 PM   #712
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#8 is completed, recipe found HERE
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if the Munich was a mistake should I add 10oz of 10L or 20+ w/o the Munich? Also what is the cornstarch for?


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Old 01-16-2013, 03:53 PM   #713
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Just another reference point: I just listened to the Aug. 9, 2007 podcast of Basic Brewing Radio, which was an interview of John Legnard of Sandlot Brewery. He spoke briefly about Blue Moon around the 12:45 mark. The highlights:

Typical (neutral) ale yeast, not a Belgian strain
Pale Malt
Wheat
Oats
Orange peel - added last 3-5 minutes (would lose ~half if added 7-10 min)
Coriander

No mention of amounts or ratios. He said it's one of the easier beers for a home brewer to make because it's unfiltered and done quickly.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:12 PM   #714
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Has anyone tried this with the BIAB method? Since I will not be sparging really, other than a rinse of the bag in hot water, a quick soak squeeze and out. For this I lowered the efficiency down to 68% Other than that I am using the rations from the original recipe.
I attempted my first BIAB with Nilo's #7 a few weeks ago. My only deviation from the recipe was the use of Nottingham because my LHBS was out of S-04. I got 68% efficiency. It got a little hot during the mash (gotta really stir), so I hope it turns out well. I'm planning to bottle this weekend and will post about the initial tasting.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #715
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Has anyone tried this with the BIAB method? Since I will not be sparging really, other than a rinse of the bag in hot water, a quick soak squeeze and out. For this I lowered the efficiency down to 68% Other than that I am using the rations from the original recipe.
I used Wayne's recipe as a guide, adjusted for my system. Full-volume BIAB and No-Chill, 75% efficiency.

5.25 lb US 2-row
4.5 lb Weyermann Light Wheat Malt
1.0 lb Flaked Wheat
4 oz Acid Malt (for pH adjustment)

1.325 oz Hallertau (3.9%, pellet) 70 min (90 min if chilling)
1 oz Valencia Orange Peel - in cube (10-5 min if chilling)
.325 oz Fresh Ground Coriander - in cube (10-5 min if chilling)

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Mash: 90 min @ 154
Mash-out: 15 min @ 170
Boil: 90 min

OG: 1.049
FG: 1.009
ABV: 5.3%
IBU: 16
SRM: 5.5
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:32 PM   #716
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if the Munich was a mistake should I add 10oz of 10L or 20+ w/o the Munich? Also what is the cornstarch for?
I would stick to 1lb of C10. Starch was to thicken the beer. Note that boil was 30min only and irish moss removed for the same reason.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:31 PM   #717
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Silly question but I haven't had time to read all 72 pages here so,. If chill haze is something you want in this brew, I guess that there is no need to break out my wort chiller for this batch?
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You do not want "chill haze". You do wish to have a somewhat opaque presentation.

I do not quite understand why you would think you do not need to cool the wort quickly. In every brew you want to drop the temp of the wort as fast as possible. The proteins from the wheat will usually make the finished beer fairly cloudy.

Nilo seems to have trouble with his beers dropping bright and thin body. That is why he adds the corn starch. I have never had this trouble.

Once again, I suggest you brew the first recipe as I describe. See what you end up with. THEN and only THEN should you try to experiment. Every one has different equipment and their technique is a bit different. You should not think your first attempt at any recipe will be perfect. Try it one way and then adjust for your tastes and gear.
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Wayne - I'm getting back into AG brewing after 12 years off. Want to do your original BM clone for the Mrs. Can you re-post the original recipe? Can't seem to find it in this massive thread!
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Wayne - I'm getting back into AG brewing after 12 years off. Want to do your original BM clone for the Mrs. Can you re-post the original recipe? Can't seem to find it in this massive thread!
It's on the first page, msg #6.


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