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Old 09-06-2010, 01:25 AM   #1
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Since I completely changed gears on my other thread and couldn't change the title, I have a new recipe to critique. I want to try my hand at making my own AG Wit recipe. Any suggestions are welcome!

Yeast: Pacman

6 # Marris Otter/Pale ale
5 # flaked wheat
1 # Honey Malt
.5# Caramel 20L

1 oz. Magnum (60 mins)
.5 oz Saaz (15 min)
.5 oz. Saaz (FO)

1 oz. Orange zest (FO)
.5 oz Coriander seeds, crushed (FO)



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Old 09-06-2010, 01:49 AM   #2
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Are you looking to make a wit "to style", or are you looking to just make a tasty beer?

If the former, I'd change yeast to Wyeast #3944, T-58, or a similar wit yeast, as well as drop the crystal and honey malt. Those will give you a malty sweetness that isn't really wit-like. Otherwise it looks like a good starting point.



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Are you looking to make a wit "to style", or are you looking to just make a tasty beer?

If the former, I'd change yeast to Wyeast #3944, T-58, or a similar wit yeast, as well as drop the crystal and honey malt. Those will give you a malty sweetness that isn't really wit-like. Otherwise it looks like a good starting point.
I should have added "Wit Influenced" since I am just going for a tasty beer to experiment with an ingredient I have been wanting to try out.

I am shooting for a slightly sweet wit and hoping to get a little bit of honey flavors in it.
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I'd sub out pilsner malt for the MO/Pale. I kinda think that rich British malts clash a bit with the orange and coriander.

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I agree about the yeast. Also, I'd check the ibu of this recipe - how much will the magnum add?



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