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Old 02-10-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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Anyone Know a good Belgian White Extract Recipe/Recipe Kit?



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Old 02-11-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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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.



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Old 02-11-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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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.

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I really liked austin homebrew's belgian wit

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Old 02-11-2009, 08:05 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 02-12-2009, 01:04 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:06 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 02-12-2009, 02:58 PM   #8
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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.

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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.

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Old 02-17-2009, 06:27 PM   #10
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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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