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Barleypopmaker's Beer Blog - ~I know you drank the beer, but did you experience it?

Dark Side of the Moon

Dark Side of The Moon

Dark Side of The Moon


All Grain

Date: 7/7/2012

Batch Size:
6.50 gal

Jason Johnson
Boil Size: 8.87 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Myfa King (10 Gal/37.8 L) – All Grain
Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00
Taste Notes: Very nice rich orange aroma. An excellent summer beer. The yeast derived spice is very nice and palisade hops help enhance the citrus notes of the zest. All in all a huge winner!


Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.00 gal Kossuth Artesian Well Water
5.92 lb Brewers Malt 2-Row (Briess) (1.8 SRM) Grain 44.52 %
5.92 lb Wheat – White Malt (Briess) (2.3 SRM) Grain 44.51 %
1.16 lb Carafa I (Weyermann) (320.0 SRM) Grain 8.75 %
0.30 lb Acidulated (Weyermann) (1.8 SRM) Grain 2.23 %
1.16 oz Palisade [7.50 %] (30 min) Hops 18.6 IBU
1.18 oz Fresh Orange Zest (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.59 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Belgian Wit II (White Labs #WLP410) Yeast-Ale
3.55 oz Barleypopmaker’s Wit Mix (Bottling 0.0 min) Misc

Beer Profile

Est Original

1.056 SG

Measured Original Gravity:
1.540 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.32 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 78.00 %
Bitterness: 18.6 IBU Calories: 6,218 cal/pint
Est Color: 25.0 SRM Color:

Mash Profile

Mash Name:
BIAB, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight:
13.29 lb
Sparge Water:
0.61 gal
Grain Temperature:
72.0 F
Sparge Temperature:
168.1 F
72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment:
Mash PH:
5.2 PH

BIAB, Medium Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Saccharification Add 42.63 qt of water at 159.0 F 152.1 F
10 min Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 7 min 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Brew in a bag method where the full boil volume is mashed within the boil vessel and then the grains are withdrawn at the end of the mash. No active sparging is required. This is a medium body beer profile.

Carbonation and

Carbonation Type:
Kegged (Forced CO2)
Volumes of CO2:
12.5 PSI
Carbonation Used:
Keg/Bottling Temperature:
45.0 F
Age for:
14.0 days
Storage Temperature:
40.0 F


Add .5 ounce of cracked coriander to the last 5 minutes of the boil. For the vodka mixture to add at bottling zest 3 oranges with a vegetable peeler, being careful to only take the zest. Add 1 ounce of cracked coriander to a jar along with the zest. Add just enough vodka to cover the zest. Add the vokda to the kegg at kegging.




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