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Old 09-18-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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Anyone have a clone recipe for Bells Winter White Ale? Its one of the few beers I really enjoy in the winter thats lite.

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Old 09-24-2010, 03:47 AM   #2
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I'd be interested in any info on this as well.

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Old 03-08-2011, 01:03 AM   #3
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This is old, but I am gonna bump it back up.

Any thoughts on what this brew would have for a grain bill?

I am thinking there is some wheat malt in there.

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I was wondering the same thing...

a friend of mine did one that tastes really close to Bell's. I might try this one in the meantime...

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Old 05-11-2012, 03:13 AM   #5
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Raising a 2009 thread back form the dead.....anyone?

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I really want to put some effort into cloning this this year. As soon as it becomes available I'll grow up a starter and start stockpiling the yeast. I have seen no recipes, so I plan to fake it unless I come up with something solid between now and then.

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It uses a blend of Hefe yeast and Belgian yeast. Probably something like 60% wheat and 40% 2row or pilsner. Maybe 20ibu. A little coriander and orange peel.

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The yeast blend is what's going to get me. If I culture from the bottles who knows what I'll get if it's blended.

Your grain bill and bitterness is a good start, there's no spices though. It's all from the yeast; Winter White Ale

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why not use a fresh Hefe and a Belgian yeast ?

I remember the beer has a clove note from the Hefe yeast.

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I'm thinking about running an early test batch before the seasonal comes out with Fermentis T-58. People seem to find it to be a middle of the road belgian strain - not too hefe, and not too spicy either, and very adjustable by temp.

Hops ... UK Hallertau?

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