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Blue Moon Ale Extract
Color
Stats
OG1.034
FG1.010
IBU17
ABV3.10 %
SRM2
BJCP Style
19B. Belgian And French Ale, Witbier
Description
Belgian-style witbier brewed by the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado, was launched in 1995. In Canada it is marketed as a similar beer called Rickard's White and is brewed in Montreal, Quebec[2]. Originally called Bellyslide Belgian White, it was created by Keith Villa, a brewmaster at Coors Field's Sandlot Brewery (the onsite brewery owned by the Molson Coors Brewing Company). The beer is orange-amber in color with a cloudy appearance because it is unfiltered. It is also spiced with coriander and orange peel in addition to the hops found in most beers. Blue Moon has a more pronounced orange flavor than many other beers of the style. The grain bill for Blue Moon includes malted barley, white wheat, and oats.
Submitted by closernin7 on 09-Mar-2010

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes
Awards
Boil Volume 1.00 gallons
Boil Time 45 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast Wyeast #1214 Belgian Abbey Yeast Starter (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation 7
Secondary Fermentation 9
Other Fermentation
Procedure 5 lbs. Extra Light DME 2 lbs. Orange Blossom Honey 1 oz. Hallertauer pellet hops (4% - boil 45 minutes) oz. Hallertauer whole hops (2.4% - steep 10 minutes) 1 oz. Coriander Seed (crushed - boil 10 min, steep 10 minutes) 1 oz. Orange Peel (zested fresh and dried, steep 10 minutes) 500 ml Wyeast #1214 Belgian Abbey yeast starter Specifics: Recipe type: Extract Batch Size: 5 Gallons SG: 1.059 FG: 1.010 Time in Boil: 45 minutes Primary Fermentation: 7 days Secondary Fermentation: 9 days
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.042 1.034 1.055
FG 1.008 1.010 1.012
IBU 15 17 22
SRM 2 2 4
ABV 4.2 3.10 5.5
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
100.0 % 5.00 Light Malt Extract Syrup Extra Light 25.5 2.0
  5.00     25.5  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
66.7 % 1.00 Hallertau Pellet 4.5 4.5 45 0.036 16.1
33.3 % 0.50 Hallertau Steep Whole/Plug 2.4 1.2 10 0.008 0.9
  1.50               17.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
2.5 LB Orange Blossom Honey
1 OZ Coriander Seed crushed
1 OZ Orange Peel