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Old 06-08-2007, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default low FG witbier

brewed this recipe (extract):

http://byo.com/recipe/1445.html

My FG ended up being very low - 1.005, wheras the projected FG was 1.012. As a result, the beer (which I just racked to the secondary for a few days while I get suggestions) is very dry. Here are my thought for making this beer less dry/more refreshing -

I thought that I might pasteurize some orange zest - maybe from 2 oranges and add some more coriander, I would put that and the corn sugar in just before bottling. has anyone done this before?

and I guess having high attenuation is usually NOT a problem, but since the goal of this beer was to be a sweet, refreshing summer beer for some of my female friends, I don't think that it met with its expactations quite yet.

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Old 06-08-2007, 01:48 PM   #2
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Before you do anything else, add ONE ounce of lactose, mix well and taste. Most people perceive lactose as 2-3 times as sweet as maltose. If it's in a carboy, I'd dissolve the lactose in 1/4 cup of boiled water before adding.

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I just made a Belgian Wit and I used the zest from several different types of citrus. I think it was 2 lemon, 3 navel orange, 3 valencia orange and a grapefruit. I don't know how it'll be yet but it smelled wonderful.

Made a fruit salad afterward

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Before you do anything else, add ONE ounce of lactose, mix well and taste. Most people perceive lactose as 2-3 times as sweet as maltose. If it's in a carboy, I'd dissolve the lactose in 1/4 cup of boiled water before adding.
hmm... I do have the lactic acid (not yet put in) do people perceive it as sweet our sour? does anyone know if it mixes to create a sweet taste?
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hmm... I do have the lactic acid (not yet put in) do people perceive it as sweet our sour? does anyone know if it mixes to create a sweet taste?
I haven't brewed with it myself, but I've drank a couple Duck Rabbit Milk Stouts (brewed with lactose) over the last few days and it definitely imparts a sweetness to it that other stouts don't have. Take this for what it's worth.
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I haven't brewed with it myself, but I've drank a couple Duck Rabbit Milk Stouts (brewed with lactose) over the last few days and it definitely imparts a sweetness to it that other stouts don't have. Take this for what it's worth.
Great. well I'll try that and a bit of zest. Since the style of beer is supposed to be served with an orange peel anyway, I think it will end up tasty.
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Lactic acid is sour, like all acids.

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