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Old 04-19-2011, 07:37 PM   #21
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^^ This. My Wit's that I did I used did a 50/50 wheat to barley ratio. Since the DME & LME I use is 65% Wheat and 35% barley I used 5lbs of Wheat LME from NothernBrewer and 1.75lbs of Briess Pilsen DME. Mine still came out more orange but I've had many commercial Wit's that were the same orangey color as the one I made. As mentioned it's harder to achieve such light colors using wheat extract. I'm stressing the wheat extract part cause you can get very light extract beers with Pilsen extract but Wit's use wheat and wheat extracts seem to mostly all have a more orange color than equivalent all grain wheats.


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That's about the color of mine. It seems to taste fine. Just bottled yesterday. I am looking forward to this in the next few weeks. I love Wits. I will definitely try the late addition next time around and a lighter DME.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:49 PM   #22
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Yeah it's only a slight shade darker than the Blue Moon I have occasionally. Just Googled some pics for comparison and:






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Old 04-20-2011, 05:16 PM   #23
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I forgot that Blue Moon was darker. Are there any good clones for that?

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Old 04-20-2011, 06:17 PM   #24
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I'd made a thread a few weeks back testing late addition vs. full boil and for some odd reason it only had one reply. I thought more would be interested in it, but oh well. Here it is:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/my-n...arison-236005/

I found it really doesn't seem to matter. The experiment though wasn't scientific but if there were to be a big noticeable difference like everyone always claims then I think it would be more noticeable in my test.


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Very interesting. Thanks for that.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:35 PM   #25
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I don't know...from a visual standpoint, I like my Wit to look more orange in color. Don't get me wrong, I love the way Hoegaarden tastes. But to the eye....I like the more orange color.

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Old 04-20-2011, 08:53 PM   #26
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I don't know...from a visual standpoint, I like my Wit to look more orange in color. Don't get me wrong, I love the way Hoegaarden tastes. But to the eye....I like the more orange color.

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You're not alone, I prefer it too to the pale yellow of Hoegaarden. It's just a richer looking color with a more golden orange hue. Not to mention it more closely matches the orange peel taste


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Old 04-21-2011, 01:51 AM   #27
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Hahaha...I did this same exact recipe with similar results. I've been drinking it from the keg and while it tastes good, I can tell it can be better. I gotta try this late malt addition thing

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Old 04-24-2011, 03:48 AM   #28
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Just had a Hooegarden the other night, it was white. Dont remember it being actually white. I read somewhere that wheat LME is the exception with color being darker in LME as opposed to DME.

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