Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby MuddyMikes » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:13 pm

Robin A wrote:I took a growler from my keg to my club meeting last night

it went over very well dispite not being fully carbed yet

came out very clean, I'm going to make this again for my neices college graduation party, the only change I'll make is up the orange just a touch for the youngsters.....

It does come out very clean dosn't it. I rather enjoyed the subtle hint of bitter orange flavoring in mine.
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby Beer4Guy » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:07 am

Just killed my keg of OBHCA last night. It made it through a couple of parties and seemed to really be a crowd pleaser. It's rare when you make a beer that everyone enjoys. I will definitely make this one again in the near future. I think the Kolsch yeast is a must! And I'll try adding the orange peel to primary after fermentation next time to bring out more orange flavor.

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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby Rooster » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:19 pm

Well I can't get any of those malts at my 2 LHBS. I can only get Breiss and German pilsner. Same with the specialty malts all I can get is Breiss and the carahell I guess I'm gonna have to sub some crystal maybe a 10L or so. Any suggestions?

Afterall I'm gonna drink it no matter what happens.
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby Robin A » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:16 pm

just brewed this again for my niece's graduation party
in the basement (ambient temp 60)

I'm going to add a little more orange to the secondary this time.....
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby Beer4Guy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:46 am

It's getting to be that time of year again for this one. I'm going to hop it with Citra this time. I understand that gives a very nice orange flavor.

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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby MuddyMikes » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:57 am

Yup, it's top of my list as well. Somthing I want to have on tap when the days get hot and humid and I need something to quench my thirst.
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby Beer Bar0n » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:54 am

I would like to try to recreate the Orange Blossom Blonde Ale from the (now defunct) Riverside Brewing Company. I have heard that it was flavored with a tealike infusion of fresh orange blossoms in hot water. It's almost orange blossom time here in Socal. Has anyone got any ideas?
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby vjboxer » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:07 pm

vjboxer wrote:
MuddyMikes wrote:This recipe is very similar in flavor, only slightly less sweet. In my opinion that is. But that's why I am looking for others input.


Hang in there I'll get to it.



The time is now. Decided to brew this on Sunday. I plan on brewing the recipe as in the original post unless I hear otherwise.
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby Lucky » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:29 pm

I just ordered the ingredients for this one today. I'm going to brew the original recipe but I'll put the honey in 4 days after fermentation starts so I can retain some more of that flavor. I'll also hit it with the zest of 3 oranges at the end of primary ferment.

Can't wait!
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby MuddyMikes » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:14 am

Lucky wrote:I just ordered the ingredients for this one today. I'm going to brew the original recipe but I'll put the honey in 4 days after fermentation starts so I can retain some more of that flavor. I'll also hit it with the zest of 3 oranges at the end of primary ferment.

Can't wait!

I need to brew this again myself here real soon so that it's handy when the weather gets hot. It'll be perfect for after having mowed the lawn .....
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby Robin A » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:35 am

MuddyMikes wrote:I need to brew this again myself here real soon so that it's handy when the weather gets hot. It'll be perfect for after having mowed the lawn .....


This is next in my rotation as well...this will be the third time I've brewed it.....
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby vjboxer » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:00 am

I've been ordered by the powers that be, to brew another 10 gallons of this or face dire consequences. Once I determine what dire means I will decide the proper course of action.
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby Lucky » Wed May 04, 2011 11:41 am

Brewed this on Monday and hit all my numbers exactly. :D

Fermentation started within a couple of hours and it's chugging away nicely!

3 weeks until I keg!
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby MuddyMikes » Wed May 04, 2011 1:23 pm

Lucky wrote:Brewed this on Monday and hit all my numbers exactly. :D

Fermentation started within a couple of hours and it's chugging away nicely!

3 weeks until I keg!

I'm jealous. I can't find time at all to brew .... :evil:
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Re: Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale - Shared

Postby Lucky » Sun May 15, 2011 7:49 am

Took a gravity reading yesterday and sampled the brew. This stuff is DELICIOUS! My mash temp was a little low so it fermented out all the way down to 1.008 but that just added a nice crispness to the honey flavor. The orange zest goes in tomorrow and I keg next Saturday.

I can already tell that I need to brew this one again very, very soon! :mrgreen:
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