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Old 12-02-2008, 12:27 AM   #1
Dec 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Anyone tried the recipe from the book "Extreme Brewing" Blood Orange Hefeweizen? It sounds like it would be really good, but the only place I can find blood oranges right now is from the other side of the country, and its going to cost me close to 50 bucks to get a dozen of them where I live. So I would like to know if anyone has tried this recipe, and how it turned out. Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-02-2008, 03:28 AM   #2
Nov 2008
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this person used marmalade. Don't know if you could find it, but it's worth a shot.

Blood Orange Wheat Beer - Vox

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Old 12-02-2008, 04:35 AM   #3
Nov 2008
Santa Barbara, CA
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I've made it. It's pretty solid. I don't think the blood oranges are all that necessary, especially if it's that expensive. Just regular orange zest should work fine. Also, I don't know if you already have a good brewing background but extreme brewing leaves some really important details out in a book that's not really aimed at experienced brewers. I think the most egregious is that he completely ignores yeast starters. I would recommend doing a 1.5 or 2L starter for this brew to tone down the ester formation a little bit. And if you decide to do any of the other high gravity brews in the book, check out Mr Malty Pitching Rate Calculator to make sure you've got a big enough starter and enough yeast to do the job properly.

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Old 01-19-2009, 01:54 AM   #4
Jan 2009
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See my photos of this brew here:

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