Saturday, November 20, 2010

Brewing an Oatmeal Stout - Part2

Beer came out pretty good, very thick and nice chocolate flavor. Coconut very mild and mint not detected.
Here's a pic.

Here are the final numbers:






This was the fermentation profile (click to enlarge):

Click HERE for recipe.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Brewing a blue moon clone - Part2

Hey, just wanted to give some feedback, with pics, of what came out from my recipe.
Here are some basic observations after just 2 weeks bottle conditioned:

1)The color of the clone is petty much "right on the money". I wouldn't change a thing;
2)The mouth feel seems a little thinner than the real, perhaps a little more oats, like 1/2lb more would do it;
3)Clone tastes a little stronger on the coriander. I used 1/2oz for 5gals batch, so probably 1/4 to 3/8oz would do it
4)The clone has a bit more carbonation. Used 1 cup corn sugar to prime 5gal batch. 3/4cup would probably be better;
5) My wife actually liked better the clone, so I'm sticking to this recipe, just will apply the above changes.

Here are the pics

Here's the fermentation profile (click to enlarge):

Monday, November 1, 2010

Brewing a blue moon clone

Trying to brew something similar to blue moon, so did some research and came up with this recipe.
I have made few changes to it, like adding a bit of crystal 40L malt to give a little more color and carapills to enhance the mouth feel of this beer.

This is for a 5gal batch:

4# Briess 2 row
2# Bris white wheat
1/2# Carapils
0.3# Crystal 40L
4# Flaked wheat
1# Faked oats
1# Rice hulls

Mash at 158F for 1h

1oz Hallertauer for 60min
0.5oz Cracked coriander for 10min
2 begs of Chamomile tea for 10min

Mash efficiency at 70%:

Added to primary fresh orange peel from 1 orange, soaked in vodka for 2 days.
Using dry yeast S04 at 67F.

Trying to get a thick beer with a sweet finish. Will report the results once it is done and aged for at least 2 weeks.