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Col224 02-10-2009 12:10 AM

Belgian White Recipe Kit?
 
Anyone Know a good Belgian White Extract Recipe/Recipe Kit?

bell0347 02-11-2009 01:42 PM

Never had it but I hear that the Austin Home Brew Blue moon clone is really good. A friend of mine is a Hoegaarden freak and he brews this extract recipe to suit his tastes. He emailed it to me couple of weeks ago, I have never tried it.


6.6lbs Liquid Wheat Extract
1 lbs White Wheat
1 lbs Flaked Wheat
.5 lbs Flaked Oats
.75 oz Saaz 60min.
.25 oz Saaz 30min.
.25 oz Saaz 5min.
1 oz Bitter Orange Peel 5min.
.5 oz Crushed Corriander 5min.
Appropriate yeast such as WLP#400.

He steeps the wheat and flaked adjuncts for 30 or 40 minutes at 155F then adds the extract and boils for an hour. This is for a full boil so if your doing partial you will want to add 3.3 lbs of your extract the last 5 or 10 min or so of your boil, this will keep your IBU's in line.

Bob 02-11-2009 04:40 PM

It's rather difficult to brew a world-class Witbier using extract/steep techniques. Some of the crucial ingredients - oats and raw wheat - must be mashed, requiring at least a partial mash.

That said, Northern Brewer's Witbier kit is pretty good, as is Midwest's. Both can be improved by the addition of some Supah-Sekret Spicez; I like cardamom and paradise seed in addition to the coriander and bitter orange peel.

I don't recommend flavor or aroma hops in Witbier. They clash with the spices and yeast flavors, which defeats the purpose.

Good luck!

Bob

BeerPressure 02-11-2009 07:11 PM

I really liked austin homebrew's belgian wit

Thumper 02-11-2009 08:05 PM

My AHS blue moon clone kit should be delivered to me today. This is my first blue moon clone, but I hear good things about it. I am getting thristy already.

BA_from_GA 02-12-2009 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeerPressure (Post 1127388)
I really liked austin homebrew's belgian wit

Nice, i'm about to order that kit! Was trying to decide between that and their sunshine wheat clone.

JesseRC 02-12-2009 01:06 PM

I've tried AHS Blanche de Chambly. It was great. Not overly done on the orange peel or coriander. It was a PM but I cant wait to try it again as AG.

ArcaneXor 02-12-2009 02:58 PM

The Austin Homebrew Belgian White is phenomenal in the partial mash version. My favorite of their recipe kits I have tried to date, although the English Special Bitter is a very close second.

Col224 02-17-2009 06:20 PM

Thanks everyone. I am going to look into partial mashing of the the AHS Blue Moon Clone...I just don't know what else I'd need to do that.

Also, What yeast has worked best for the AHS Blue moon clone..options are: Wyeast Belgian Witbier 3944 or White Labs Belgian Wit Ale WLP400..or Dry yeast.

TexasStu 02-17-2009 06:27 PM

I did the partial mash on the AHS kit. You'll need a mesh bag and I would recommend two pots. I used the yeast they recommend at AHS (liquid).
Somewhere else around here someone recommended crushing the corriander seeds before adding them and I would probably do that when I make another batch.
Wife loves it and she won't drink beer normally.


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