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Old 02-02-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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This is a pic of the Belgian I brewed up 2 weeks ago. I got great activity after 12 hours and this pic is at 10 days. This tasted awesome both pre & post boil and I cannot wait to sample it when I rack. This is my first attempt at this style of beer and I can't wait for the final product. Here is the recipe. I was going for a brew similar to Blue Moon White. Let me know what you think. Any suggestions?

Recipe: b-WIT-ched Belgian
Brewer: RIK
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Style: Belgian Specialty Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.34 gal
Estimated OG: 1.058 SG
Estimated Color: 3.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
5 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 47.6 %
5 lbs Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 47.6 %
8.0 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4.8 %
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80%] (40 min) Hops 15.1 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (15 min) Hops 9.8 IBU
0.75 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.75 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.75 oz Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Belgian Wit Ale (White Labs #WLP400) 1000 mL starter


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 10.50 lb
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Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 3.28 gal of water at 170.5 F 158.0 F 45 min

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Old 02-02-2007, 11:53 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:00 AM   #3
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looking good. i just brewed a belgian wit too. turned out very nicley, not too brewery distinct but highly drinkable. like i accidentally drank 4 in a sitting....oops

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Old 02-03-2007, 04:38 AM   #4
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mmm....Wit......(insert Homer Simpson drooling here)

I made my first and only wit last summer. It was the best summer beer I've ever made....yours sounds awesome too.

I noticed Northern Brewer has an Imperial Wit kit....now that's an interesting idea.

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