Thursday, March 19, 2009

What have we made so far?

I just thought I'd post a list of the stuff we've made so far.

Beers:
Cooper's lager
Bock
Raspberry Wheat
Westmalle clone
Cooper's IPA
Irish Stout
Bock
C-4 (My own recipe)
Wheat (with coriander and orange peel)
Blackberry Wheat
European lager
John Bull's Dark
Another Raspberry Wheat
Magic Hat #9 Clone

I think our favorites have been the fruit wheats and the bocks.

Wines:

Blueberry wine
Australian Shiraz
Blackberry wine
Pinot Noir

The blueberry wine is the only one that's ready to drink and it's pretty good. We'll see what our favorite is.


6 comments:

  1. Hey Brian,

    Can you share your wheat beer recipe. I imagined it's somewhat of a Blue Moon Clone? I'm a big fan of Blue Moon and like to brew one soon.

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  2. jbolt,

    I'm glad you asked. I was going for a blue moon style beer, but it didn't come out right. Here's what I did:
    1 Can Coopers Wheat
    1 Can wheat malt extract.
    1 oz coriander
    1 oz sweat orange peel

    I boiled the coriander and orange peel in a grain bag. Then I added the solution to my batch.

    I tasted it side by side with a blue moon. The coriander was way too strong and the orange was too weak. So if I do it again, I use less coriander and more orange peel.

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  3. I'm in the middle of brewing a Black Rock Whispering Wheat with Munton's Wheat Spraymalt. I didn't use coriander and orange peel at the beginning but I'm thinking to add to the secondary. Wish me luck!

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  4. Thanks Brian - What do you think 1/2 oz coriander 2 oz of orange peel?

    I brewed the Coopers Malt and I was kinda disappointed, I'm thinking because of the dextrose I used instead of another can of wheat extract. Was the flavor good besides the orange and coriander?

    jason

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  5. Cooper's Wheat, not Malt. oops

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  6. 1/2 oz coriander and 2oz of orange peel sounds good, but you wont know until you try. I usually use 1 can of Cooper's Wheat and a 4lb can of Alexander's wheat malt (unhoped).

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