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Old 03-05-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default Any proven wit recipes....

I'm looking for a wit recipe similar to a Hoegaarden or Mothership Wit. I like Blue Moon ok but would much rather have one I guess more true to the style like the first two I mentioned so I'm not sure I'd want to do the blue balls recipe by BM. A pretty tried and true recipe would be great as I'm still learning and bulletproof stuff is great for me.



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Old 03-05-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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I would do Jamil's recipe in Brewing Classic Styles. The feedback here says it is very similar to Hoegaarden.



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Old 03-05-2009, 04:22 PM   #3
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The partial mash Belgian White kit from Austin Homebrew is pretty damn fantastic and very inexpensive - better than Hoegaarden in my opinion. I don't do kits anymore now that I have started tweaking recipes and buying hops in bulk, but my wit recipe still sticks fairly close to the one from AHS.

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Old 03-05-2009, 05:32 PM   #4
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This one got 42 points:

BeerTools.com Recipe Library - Blanche de Bruges clone

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Old 03-05-2009, 06:11 PM   #5
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So whats the max points on beertools scale, 50 points?? The recipe looks good though.

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So whats the max points on beertools scale, 50 points?? The recipe looks good though.
No, I got 42 points (out of 50) on a hombrewer competition, from judges. I made a series of 8 witbiers last year and this one was the best.
You may change the hops for more traditional (saaz?), the bitterness might have been more delicate it that beer...
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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I presume you're looking for all-grain. Here's mine:

Blanche des Trois Chiens

Grist:

40% Pils
40% Wheat Malt
10% Flaked Oats
10% Torrefied Wheat

Target an OG of 1.048-1.052. Mash at 150-152F for one hour. Rice hulls really help.

For five gallons:

3.5 # Pils
3.5 # Wheat malt
1 # Flaked oats
1 # Torrefied Wheat

Hops Schedule:

1 oz Saaz @ 4% AA - 30 - 8 IBU (you heard me)

Spices:

1 oz Cracked Coriander
1 oz Dried Bitter Orange Peel
10 g Paradise Seed
1 blade Star Anise

[note: all above added with 5 minutes left in the boil]

Ferment with Wyeast 3944.

This is a scaled down version of a very successful recipe I used to brew professionally. Be careful with star anise; overdo it, and you're sucking on a licorice stick (yuk). The 5bbl batch used TWO whole star anise. You're using one blade of the star here.

Good luck!

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Thanks a lot guys. This may be my first attempt at AG.

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I've done this one in partial mash and AG: http://www.highgravitybrew.com/docs/LadyInWhite.pdf
Both were very good although I fermented the AG batch too warm.

I liked the High Gravity recipe better than Hoegaarden. I also like the Mothership Wit better than Hoegaarden.



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