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Blue Moon Ale

Name Blue Moon Ale
Description My version of Pyramid Snowcap
Added by DConn
Date Submitted Wed, 18 Dec 2002 07:19 PM (GMT)
  • 17 lb. 2 row pale malt
  • 1.25 lb. Munich 10L
  • 1.5 lb. crystal 60L
  • .75 lb. chocolate malt
  • .75 lb. roasted barley
  • 1.5 oz. Magnum whole hops - 14.6% - 60 min.
  • 1.5 oz. East Kent Goldings pellets-5.3%-15 min.
  • 1.5 oz. EKG pellets-5.3%-2 min.
  • 1 tsp. Irish moss
  • Wyeast 1338
mash at 153 for 60 min.boil 10 min., then start hop schedule
Style Winter Beer
Recipe Type All Grain
Batch Size 5 gal.
Original Gravity 1.073
Final Gravity 1.017
Boiling Time 70 min.
Primary Fermentation 7-14 days in glass..whatever it takes
Secondary Fermentation 2 weeks in glass
Other Specifics 7.5% ABV est. 65 IBU
Tasted against the real Snowcap, this is darn close

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Re: Blue Moon Ale Apr 6th 2003, 10:28 pm
I'm sipping on this beer right now. It's a very good PNW style winter beer. Good hop character and nice malt body. Just a tad too roasty for my tastes but it's definitely my favorite keg in my kegerator right now. Give it a try!
Comment by: rob reply to comment
Re: Blue Moon Ale Sep 29th 2003, 10:11 pm
Something's wrong with this recipe. Email me for corrections.
Comment by: DConn reply to comment
Re: Blue Moon Ale Oct 13th 2003, 07:13 pm
What's wrong with the recipe Denny?
Comment by: Greg Hammond reply to comment
Re: Blue Moon Ale Oct 13th 2003, 07:19 pm
The amounts are all off compared to the efficiency and OG. If you brew it with that grist bill and efficiency, you'll end up over 1.100! I even went back and checked my notebook, but it's written down incorrectly there, too. I'll figure out what happened and repost when Rob gets the recipe section working again. Thanks for the reminder, though,,,it's time to brew up another batch!
Comment by: DConn reply to comment
Re: Blue Moon Ale Jan 8th 2006, 03:57 am
Have you come up with a new version of this recipe?? I would love to try this.<br><br>Matt
Comment by: Egleone6 reply to comment
Re: Blue Moon Ale Aug 29th 2004, 07:02 pm
In you review of the Blue Moon Recipe you had mentined some corrections. What needs to be corrected. <br><br><br>Thanks <br>Rick <br>
Comment by: Rick reply to comment
Re: Blue Moon Ale Oct 25th 2003, 02:47 pm
Just by looking at the grain bill and hops believe he may of meant 15 gallon batch vice 5.
Comment by: Philip reply to comment
Re: Blue Moon Ale Feb 19th 2006, 05:55 am
More likely 10 gallons @ 1.070
Comment by: Cory reply to comment
Re: Blue Moon Ale Feb 21st 2006, 12:41 am
I brewed a batch of this on 12/31/05. Just compared it to the 2005 Snow Cap. It is indeed darker and roaster then SC. I did have a small problem with my batch in that even after 5 weeks of fermentation, it would not drop below 1.030
Comment by: Bigbrews reply to comment