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Old 07-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #851
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Nice looking tribute!

I recently modded the base recipe for something just a bit different.

I went with 47% Great Western Pale Ale malt (because I had some on hand).
38.5% Colorado Malting Company White Wheat and 12% Flaked Oats. 0.5% rice hulls.

1.0 oz Hallertau for a 60 minute boil.
0.75 oz fresh ground corriander seeds (10 min)
3 oz McCormicks dried Valencia Orange Peel (5min)
2.0 oz Cascade 10 min aroma steep
S-04 yeast
2.0 Cascade 5 day dry hop.

This is NOT Blue Moon, but it is very tasty.

As a hop head, I can really get behind something like this. It may eventually be offered at the brewery.

Cheers!

 
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:32 PM   #852
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First taste after a week in the bottle, turned out to be a really good beer. Next tweak, reduce minced orange peel by 1/4 oz and add another 1/2 oz of Citra either at 5 min, or dry hop for 5 days with an additional 1oz of either citra or amarillo.. I want the beer to be just a little less sweet, but have the orange citra nose to it. Any thoughts on Citra or Amarillo?
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:56 AM   #853
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So I finished my batch, but something has gone awry. I checked my final gravity before bottling and everything checked out. After carbonating and conditioning for three weeks, I open a few bottles.

The first bottle was delicious! Tasted just like blue moon, although the color was a bit darker - I'm assuming due to using LME. The beer was also fairly clear.

The second bottle was also good, but it was more cloudy, like Blue Moon should be.

The third bottle was strange. It was still syrupy, as if the fermentation didn't complete all of the way. It was very cloudy as well.

Opening more bottles proved a gradient of clear, refreshing beer to super cloudy and syrupy beer. Has anyone experienced this before? I'm trying to think of causes. My fermentation temperature was a solid 69, and my hydrometer showed a final gravity of 1.011.

 
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:58 AM   #854
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigLaw
So I finished my batch, but something has gone awry. I checked my final gravity before bottling and everything checked out. After carbonating and conditioning for three weeks, I open a few bottles.

The first bottle was delicious! Tasted just like blue moon, although the color was a bit darker - I'm assuming due to using LME. The beer was also fairly clear.

The second bottle was also good, but it was more cloudy, like Blue Moon should be.

The third bottle was strange. It was still syrupy, as if the fermentation didn't complete all of the way. It was very cloudy as well.

Opening more bottles proved a gradient of clear, refreshing beer to super cloudy and syrupy beer. Has anyone experienced this before? I'm trying to think of causes. My fermentation temperature was a solid 69, and my hydrometer showed a final gravity of 1.011.
Take a look at a few bottles with a bright light behind them. Might have an infection in some of the bottles. You'll see the cloudy before you open them. I'm dealing with this on a nut brown right now...
Hope that helps. Or moreover hope that's not the issue and it is something less destructive and simple.

 
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:55 AM   #855
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I had a question about Nilo's #12 recipe. What is the purpose of adding cornstarch?

 
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:25 AM   #856
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I had a question about Nilo's #12 recipe. What is the purpose of adding cornstarch?

It adds the haze that is common with the style. It doesn't add any flavor, it is for looks only.

 
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:15 AM   #857
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That is correct, for haze increase only.
This thread has been very slow lately, including me, assuming everyone got something else to do during summer. :-)
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:02 PM   #858
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Thanks guys! I did Wayne's #1 a few months ago and was going to make one of Nilo's recipes. Which one do you recommend?

 
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #859
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Thanks guys! I did Wayne's #1 a few months ago and was going to make one of Nilo's recipes. Which one do you recommend?
Do #8, this is the recipe brewed by more people that provided good feedback, go from there.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #860
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Sounds good. Thank you. I already bought the grain for #12 but I think the only difference is Munich. I will grab some Munich this week and get brewing.

 
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