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Old 10-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #1
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hello everyone thanks for taking the time read this and hopefully you can help me out !!!!

I have brewed a belgian wheat from a recipe I found on line it consists of :

6 lbs. Wheat Malt syrup extract black rock (60 min.)
2 lbs. Dry Wheat extract (60 min.)
1 oz. Hallertaurer (5 min.)
1 Orange sweet (60 min.)
1 Tsp. Coriander crushed (60 min.)
1 cup Honey

so I boiled the extract , dry wheat , orange and coriander all for 60 mins I put the hops in for the last 5
mins I had the honey in the fermenter and poured it all in there brought it to 75f and added the yeast and yeast nutrient

I'm new to all this and I just want to see how it'll turn out and if I done it correctly ive just been reading and watching a few videos and it seams ive done a few things wrong according to ... so any help would be appreciated thanks !!

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:06 AM   #2
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I am getting ready to brew a wit myself, Hops would go in at 60 min. coriander and orange peel at 5 minutes.
I am not sure you would have enough bittering adding the only hops addition so late?

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:53 AM   #3
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What do you think you did wrong? Sounds like you did pretty good to me.

The liquid extract might have been better added later, like 5 minutes instead of 60, but no big deal.

Did you add a whole orange? or orange peel?

What yeast did you use?

EDIT: oops, good point about the hops and bittering, I missed that... you may indeed be quite low on bitterness...

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Old 10-07-2012, 03:00 AM   #4
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hello everyone thanks for taking the time read this and hopefully you can help me out !!!!

I have brewed a belgian wheat from a recipe I found on line it consists of :

6 lbs. Wheat Malt syrup extract black rock (60 min.)
2 lbs. Dry Wheat extract (60 min.)
1 oz. Hallertaurer (5 min.)
1 Orange sweet (60 min.)
1 Tsp. Coriander crushed (60 min.)
1 cup Honey

so I boiled the extract , dry wheat , orange and coriander all for 60 mins I put the hops in for the last 5
mins I had the honey in the fermenter and poured it all in there brought it to 75f and added the yeast and yeast nutrient
extract for 60
hops for 60
honey for 15
orange and coriander for 5
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Did you add a whole orange? or orange peel?

What yeast did you use?
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Chess Rockwell is a great handle...pretty sure you only need the orange zest for the perfect flavor. The white pith is bad news, so you don't use the whole peel, just the very thin outer skin
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:54 AM   #6
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Chess Rockwell is a great handle...pretty sure you only need the orange zest for the perfect flavor. The white pith is bad news, so you don't use the whole peel, just the very thin outer skin
Haha, thanks! That's what I was getting at, I HOPE you only used the zest A whole orange? Hmmmmmm....
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There would be no point to a 60 min boil if all the hops are added in the last 5 minutes.

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I seriously doubt you will taste the honey at all. I would have left it out completely.


I would only do the orange and coriander and flameout...not even 5 minutes just whenever you finish the boil, toss it in then.

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There would be no point to a 60 min boil if all the hops are added in the last 5 minutes.
This is not necessarily true as a general rule. There are some good reasons for boiling longer, but not really in an all-extract wheat recipe.

For example in a "real" witbier recipe half or more of the grist will typically be pilsner malt, which can give you DMS if you don't boil it at a bare minimum of 60 minutes...most people I know boil it for 90 minutes.
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I seriously doubt you will taste the honey at all. I would have left it out completely.
Understandable, you may not taste honey, although I've definitely gotten a good honey character with only a pound in a wit. Plus with a semi-high gravity brew like this, made with all extract, at very worst it will dry it out a little which may be desirable.
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