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Old 05-10-2011, 04:36 AM   #1
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Hello all, I am looking for a good Belgian Wit All-Grain recipe. I want to brew ten gallons of it soon for a buddy coming out here in one month from today. I will be kegging it. I had a Hoegarden last night and it was so light, fruity and refreshing. If any of you have a good recipe that you believe I would enjoy please share. Not looking for a blue moon clone btw. I'm looking for a beer in the 5-6% range. Thanks

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Old 05-10-2011, 06:15 AM   #2
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I've brewed three wits and this is the best one I've brewed. It's probably the best summer beer I've brewed. The honey added late during fermentation really leaves a great honey character that you wouldn't get from adding it at the end of the boil.

BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: The Mitt Wit
Brewer: Jason Goetz
Asst Brewer:
Style: Imperial Wit
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (50.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.25 gal
Boil Size: 7.15 gal
Estimated OG: 1.060 SG
Estimated Color: 4.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 27.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 62.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
1 lbs Rice Hulls (Briess) (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 7.32 %
4 lbs 8.0 oz Pilsner (Weyermann) (1.7 SRM) Grain 32.94 %
4 lbs 5.3 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 31.70 %
1 lbs 5.3 oz Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 9.74 %
1 lbs Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 7.32 %
1.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (60 min) Hops 25.6 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (5 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
0.50 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0.50 tsp Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
2.00 items Citrus Zest (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 lbs 8.0 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 10.98 %
1 Pkgs Belgian Witbier (Wyeast Labs #3944) [StartYeast-Wheat


Mash Schedule: My Mash
Total Grain Weight: 12.16 lb
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My Mash
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
15 min Protein Rest Add 7.78 qt of water at 136.2 F 122.0 F
45 min Saccharification Add 6.81 qt of water at 203.4 F 155.0 F

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Old 05-10-2011, 06:20 AM   #3
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A few additional comments on my previous post:

1. My mash efficiency is pretty low. The grain bill might be a bit high for anyone elses needs.
2. This was slightly bigger, hoppier, and darker than the style guidelines for a wit so I called it an imperial wit. I don't think you could tell the difference though.

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Old 05-10-2011, 06:43 AM   #4
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Thank you for that recipe! Looks a bit different than others I've seen.

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