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bgrayson726 02-14-2011 06:54 AM

First Witbier
I brewed a witbier in december. I was worried about it because it had this very strong alcoholic aroma to it. I posted about it and people told me to bottle it/secondary ferment it and let it age. I have been trying one a week for the last 3 weeks. Right now, it is amazing. I am my own worst critic and I think this is one of the best witbiers I have had. The ONLY problem I have with it is that it is a little too dark, 5 SMUs I believe. I save every recipe that I have ever made so it won't be a problem in the future, but wow I love it. I'll post pictures soon. If anyone wants the recipe, let me know!

weirdboy 02-14-2011 07:14 AM

Is it an extract recipe? And if so, did you use liquid extract? Every single liquid extract beer I've ever made has come out darker than I intended, no matter what methods I use to make it (e.g. even using a late addition at the end of the boil).

I just made an all-grain witbier a couple weeks ago and I think it's going to be a good one. I tasted it when I bottled/kegged it a few days ago and was very happy with the results so far.

bgrayson726 02-14-2011 07:22 AM

What sort of yeast did you use? I used wyeast 3944 (belgian witbier) and my experience using belgian yeast is to let it ferment for a lot longer than expected. And no, I did a DME brew

weirdboy 02-14-2011 07:31 AM

I used WLP 400. I think it's the same strain--the Hoegaarden one.

lochridge 02-14-2011 09:47 PM

i would love to try your recipe, if you don't mind posting it. :rockin:
been looking for a witbier for a while now. but have been dragging my feet.
thank you

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