Q: I'm looking for this in a all grain kit is this one?
A: this can be found in the all grain kit on item ID#ag99-0091N
Q: I am trying to buy the blue moon kit for my boyfriend for our anniversary. What yeast and other adds on do you recommend i purchase? do bottles come with it?
A: I prefer Wpl400 for this recipe as my go-to for the yeast option. The other items would not be required to have on hand for brewday but if he bottles, picking up priming sugar and bottle caps from the add on menu would be a good bet to make sure he has those.
Q: Is this an extract can?
A: this would not be a pre-hopped extract kit. The recipe would require having a boil kettle to steep specialty grains for color and flavor, and perform an hour long boil where the hops and extract are added to complete the wort
Q: Does your kits come with the yeast and priming sugar?
A: The kit cost would not include the priming sugar and yeast but can be added if needed from the dropdown menu on the item page before adding to your cart on the site
Q: The included instructions say that the Orange Peel and Coriander are to be added for the last five minutes of the boil. However, Lauren A's answer on 9/9/18 below says that they are to be added to the secondary.
A: While either can be done to extract the flavor profile of the spices, the intention on the recipe is a boil addition as called for. The previous message has been removed to avoid any confusion. When in doubt, follow the recipe sheet as shipped with the order
Q: Does this Blue Moon recipe include all ingredients or do you have to select different options?
A: The Blue Moon will contain the grain bill, hops, grain bag, LME, spices, and orange. If you need yeast you will want to make the selection from the drop-down menu.
A: the blue moon would ship with everything aside from the yeast needed to brew the batch. The yeast options can be a matter of preference on the brewer but the drop down menu would provide the yeast we recommend that would be the only other main thing you'll need to get the beer brewed when it arrives
Q: Making the blue moon extract kit I bought this week. Does the corriander beer to be crushed? Also Should I bag the orange peel and corriander to keep it from fermenter? Or let it transfer with the wort to the fermenter?
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Q: What yeast do you recommend with this? Ill probably add the 1% abv boost
A: Wlp400 was the yeast this recipe was originally designed for
Q: I recently purchased the Blue Moon Clone extract kit and will be brewing soon. When I read the back of WLP400 Belgian Wit / Ale Yeast pack, it says that for SG up to 1.048, 1 Pure Pitch, No Starter. However, the kit info says the SG is 1.056 which would mean 2 PurePitch or 1 PurePitch with 1L starter should be used. The kit only came with 1 PurePitch. Does this mean that a 1L Starter is required, or should I have received 2 PurePitch yeast packs?
A: The purpitch packs can actaully accomodate wrots up to 1.065 before a starter would absolutely need to be done, IT neverhurts to build on for any batch, but in this case would be fine direct pitching the single package
Q: For the Blue Moon clone I understand that it will need to be fermenting for about 2 weeks, but how long should it be bottled before you attempt to serve it? I want to bring it for vacation so I kind of need a time frame if possible, please.
A: About 2 weeks in the bottle will be needed. 4-5 weeks from brew day, to cracking the first bottles is a good estimate for the timeline
Q: I am going to order the extract Blue Moon Clone and would like to know what my best option for yeast is?
A: We have foudn the profile is best with the White Labs WLP400 strain for this kit
Q: 1st try at the blue moon kit and notice that the fermentation is not as bubbly as I’m used to seeing. Bubbles about 36 hrs and now is silent. Has a very fluffy head in fermenter, should I be concerned? I’m not inclined to stir as I am concerned with contamination. Tested SG and it’s actually higher than OG
A: The gravity should be decreasing as the batch ferments, and would not be uncommon for the yeast used on the Blue Moon to ferment out most of the sugars in about 48 hours and go a bit silet for airlock activity. I would confirm your hydrometer is reading 1.000 when placed in water at 65 degrees to make sure its calibrated, otherwise without adding extra sugars t the batch after it began fermenting, there would be no way for the gravity to raise, when the yeast is depleting sugars as it feremnts. I would let it go for another 5-7 days, check the final gravity and move on to the next phase, if ready, from there
Q: 1. Is it ok to mash in the grain bag the grain wash shipped in or do I need to use smaller bags? 2. After mashing is it ok to top off to a full boil, 5 gallons?
A: the grains can steep in the bag provided as we use the best size to accomodate the amount of grains in the batch. you an do a full wort boil as opposed to the partial boil if you kettle has the volume to accomodate it.
Q: With my glass top stove I am having a problem reaching a full boil with 3 gallons. I just purchased the Blue Moon Clone and would like to reduce my amount to 2 gallons while brewing. Do you think this will be OK and will I have decent results?
A: The wort may darken a bit due to the reduced boil volume and concentrated suagrs, but this would be the only ig risk of doing a lower volume boil
Q: The Blue Moon clone , I see that there are additional options that you can purchase with it but does the original kit have everything you need right up to the bottling process? I am interested in the add-ons I just need to know if this is going to give me everything I need from brewing it to bottling it.
A: We ship everything essential for brew day with thek it, aside from choosing the yeast of your preference in the first drp down. Bottlign sugar, caps, addtional sanitizer etc. woudl be needed on brew day but are optional add ons to the kit since some brewers keg their batches or stock up on priming sugar and caps, wnd would not need the rolled into the cost of the kit each time.