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Offline Tanya Moore

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Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« on: February 27, 2012, 03:20:25 PM »
Hi!  I am new to the forum and am really hoping that someone might be able to help me out.  My husband LOVES Blue Moon Belgian White but you can only get it in the US.  I have been brewing extract beers for about 6 months now and am pretty novice.  I received the recipe for this beer from a friend but it is for a full mash and I am hopping to get some help in converting it to extract so I can try it out.  The recipe is as follows:


The amounts of grains we used are roughly:
50% 2 row pale malt
40% white wheat malt
10% flaked oats

Hallertauer Mittelfrueh hops were added for a 90 minute boil. Bittering should be around 17.5 IBU. Only one addition.

Add 1.25 tsp of ground coriander added to the kettle 10 minutes before the end of boil. This is for a 5-6 gallon batch.

Add 0.33tsp of ground Valencia orange peel 5 minutes before the end of boil.

The Chico strain would work well in this recipe. You want a neutral taste from the yeast. The flavors that should come through are the orange peel and coriander, not the yeast.



Any help in 'translating' would be awesome!  Like I said, I am VERY novice and am an "add A to B at time C" kind of person.  It would just be really great to make this for my husband as a treat!

Thanks in advance!

Offline Dave Savoie

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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 03:30:00 PM »
3 lbs light DME
2.5 lbs wheat DME
1 oz Hallertaur @ 60 Min
1 oz SWEET orange peel @ 15 min
1 oz Cascade @ 7 min
.75 oz Corriander Seed

Safale US 05 dry yeast
Yield: 5 gal
Boil Size: 2.5 gal
OG: 1.045
FG: 1.012
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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 03:32:12 PM »
I think you should be able to omit the flaked Oats as this beer I think is meant to be crisp add the Corriander at about the 3 min mark
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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 03:34:03 PM »
You can steep a pound of carafoam instead of the oats for mouthfeel.

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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 04:13:00 PM »
Wow, thanks for the speedy replies!  Much appreciated, truely!

Other question though, does DME stand for dried malt extract?  I have only ever used the liquid malt extract.  Anything specific I might want to know about using the dried version?  I typically just pour in the liquid after my initial grain boil when the kettle isn't on heat then stir to fully incorporate it before bringing it back up to a boil.  I assume I do something similar with the dried extract as well.  Sorry :(

Also I assume Carafoam is a grain?  Where do you purchase it?  I acquire all of my brew supplies at Noble Grape but perhaps there are other places in Fredericton?   I like the idea of steeping at least one grain as otherwise it just really feels like cheating!  

Thanks again for all of your help.

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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 04:17:13 PM »
DME is dry malt extract.  You use it the same way you use LME. 1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME

Carafoam = Carapils = dextrine. It's for adding body and head retention.  You can't get it at Noble Grape though.  They say they have Carapils, but it's more like Crystal 10L.  It's not far off, but it'll add colour to the beer, and a bit of sweetness.

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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 04:23:01 PM »
Welcome!

I can give you a pound of carafoam, I can mill it too if you like!
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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 04:54:49 PM »
So just sub in Liquid in place of the DME for a lil more flavor you could put the Zest from one orange and the zest from a lemon in at the 1 min mark just make sure there is no pith
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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 05:52:08 PM »
I have a bunch of Carafoam as well - Kyle is on the South East side of Freddy, I'm on the South west...
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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 07:32:32 PM »
Sup tanya, I see Kyatt convinced you to join up. And this is Thomas from down the hall.

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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 11:49:58 AM »
Thanks so much everyone!  (Hi Thomas :))  I will be putting in my noble grape order today!  

Kyle and Brew, I would love to take either of you up on the Carafoam.  I am a northsider but work at UNB so I can pop over anywhere to pick it up.  I would be more then happy to pay for it though!  

Thanks again fore everyone's help and suggestions.  I will let you know how it works out for me!  

CHEERS!~

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Re: Full Mash to Extract Conversion
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 11:52:04 AM »
I'll PM you my address
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