Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Blue Moon Clone
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-26-2013, 02:57 PM   #741
nianticcardplayer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Niantic, Illinois
Posts: 155
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Reading through the entire thread and the different variations of this recipe here which post/recipe variant would be considered the closest currently? Sorry if it sounds stupid but I have seen so many variants from the original post trying to figure out which grains to use in the 50/40/10 and the weights as some of those also seem to be very different as well.

Thanks in advance for the help.


__________________
Ron
Niantic Brewing
Est. 2009
Small Cap Brewing.....
Fermentor#1:Empty Waiting for Plinian Legacy..
Fermentor#2:Empty
Waiting In Line:AHS Recipes for Fat Tire, and Goose Island Kolsch
Drinking: HOMEBREW!!!!!! LOL
nianticcardplayer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #742
jwalker1140
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Glendale, CA
Posts: 558
Liked 50 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I'm not sure you'll get any sort of consensus as to which version would be considered the closest currently, in part due to differences in systems and taste perceptions.

For a first attempt, I can't think of a better place to start than Wayne1's posts since he actually was involved in the development of the original recipe and brewed it commercially. Focus on his posts #6, #11 and his updated version somewhere in the middle where he makes specific grain brand and spice amount recommendations. That gets some of us exactly what we want.

If your first attempt based on Wayne1's recipe falls short in some way, I would look to the work Nilo has done. He has brewed this many times, making systematic changes along the way to address issues of body, color and flavor. You can probably find good ideas for tweaks in Nilo's notes.

Good luck!


jwalker1140 is offline
LLBeanJ Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 02:58 AM   #743
sloanfamilydsm
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 397
Liked 110 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I have always loved Blue Moon and was ecstatic about following Wayne1's recipe.

There has been some debate in this thread about the amount of spices used. I used 34 grams Ground Coriander 10 Min, 13 grams Orange Peel (Penzeys) 5 Min. for a 5 gal. batch and believe it is incredibly close to Blue Moon from a bottle.

Hope this helps anyone else when deciding what ratio of spices to use.
sloanfamilydsm is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 12:54 AM   #744
jrb03
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 113
Liked 15 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwalker1140
I'm not sure you'll get any sort of consensus as to which version would be considered the closest currently, in part due to differences in systems and taste perceptions.

For a first attempt, I can't think of a better place to start than Wayne1's posts since he actually was involved in the development of the original recipe and brewed it commercially. Focus on his posts #6, #11 and his updated version somewhere in the middle where he makes specific grain brand and spice amount recommendations. That gets some of us exactly what we want.

If your first attempt based on Wayne1's recipe falls short in some way, I would look to the work Nilo has done. He has brewed this many times, making systematic changes along the way to address issues of body, color and flavor. You can probably find good ideas for tweaks in Nilo's notes.

Good luck!
+1. Great post.
jrb03 is offline
LLBeanJ Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 04:37 PM   #745
cbehr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ephrata, PA
Posts: 268
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Going to get grain in an hour...still not 100% which I'll try after readying 75 pages!! Seems I should try the original as suggested but I can only get Briess 2-row and that's why I'm debating on another tweak.


*EDIT, anyone try flaked wheat in conjunction with malted wheat to help with the mouth feel?
cbehr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 06:41 PM   #746
nilo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 723
Liked 24 Times on 21 Posts

Default

Stick to the basics, briess 2row , wheat malt, flaked oats.

Update. I have corrected the recipe file to google drive to reflect Wayne's original amounts of coriander and orange peels seen on first page of this thread. I assume he meant table spoon by "tsp", so I used unit tbsp to avoid confusion.

Recipes
__________________
Nilo
http://beertech.blogspot.com

Reason: extra info
nilo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 05:21 PM   #747
eulipion2
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
eulipion2's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hawley, PA
Posts: 1,549
Liked 66 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nilo View Post
I assume he meant table spoon by "tsp", so I used unit tbsp to avoid confusion.
tsp is typically used to denote a teaspoon. Tablespoon is Tbsp. Not sure in the context of Wayne's recipe, but that's the standard cookbook abbreviation.
__________________

Primary:

Kegged: Belma Session IPA; Ordinary Bitter; Session Blonde; Rauchbier; Fir tip Maibock; Avery Hog Heaven clone; Brewpastor's Dark Night of the Soul; Perry;

Bottled: Mosaic Session Brett, French Saison; Smoked Wit; Quad; Tripel; Saison Americain; Coffee Saison; Session Saison; Bacon488's Mild
eulipion2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:28 PM   #748
nilo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 723
Liked 24 Times on 21 Posts

Default

Yes, I know tsp means tea spoon, but the amounts seems to make sense if he meant table spoon instead. Anyway, feel free Wayne to chime in to correct us here.
By the way, will be brewing #9 this weekend with Wyeast 1010, American Wheat.
__________________
Nilo
http://beertech.blogspot.com
nilo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 08:00 PM   #749
CTS
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 149
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Wondering if someone can help me find the updated recipe? The link just takes me back to the same page.

Thanks!!
CTS is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 10:08 PM   #750
Wayne1
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wayne1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 1,084
Liked 85 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Updated Recipe

If that link doesn't take you there it is post #429 on page 43 of this thread.

I originally had the first recipe spice additions in teaspoons. That was a direct scale down of the amounts used in the 15 bbl batches. I later stated that spices do not scale linearly.

The amounts I have listed in the updated recipe are closer to the amounts I found to taste correct for 5 gallon batches. You may find different. As I have always said in this thread, you will have to brew it yourself and adjust the amounts to fit your system and your perceptions.

Do not think that you can make a perfect Blue Moon clone by brewing any recipe one time. You will have to fine tune everything to fit your system.


Wayne1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Multiple - Blue Balls Belgian Wit (Blue Moon Clone) BierMuncher Belgian and French Ale 584 07-09-2015 01:08 PM
Blue Moon - Honey Moon Clone Recipe limprizol Recipes/Ingredients 2 01-25-2010 03:36 PM
Blue Moon Clone? Panzermann Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 06-10-2009 05:59 PM
AHS Blue Moon Clone veggiess Extract Brewing 33 04-02-2009 12:54 PM
Looking for a Blue Moon Clone Proteus_1980 Introductions 6 04-06-2007 07:40 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS