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Old 03-10-2005, 04:26 PM   #11
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Excellent! Thanks! One more question.....was the orange peel the bitter or sweet?

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Old 03-10-2005, 04:36 PM   #12
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GAH!
Ya stumped me. It's been about a month since I brewed this batch. I can't remember, but I think it was bitter.
It was dried out orange peel.
I think Janx may have answered this question before: bitter vs. sweet orange peel.
It might be in a post about when to add orange peel to a batch.

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Old 03-10-2005, 04:46 PM   #13
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For Wit, you are supposed to use bitter I believe. I'm not sure what sweet is used for.

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Old 03-10-2005, 05:08 PM   #14
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For Wit, you are supposed to use bitter I believe. I'm not sure what sweet is used for.

Me neither. I just brewed an ale where I used 2 tsp of crushed coriander, 1 oz of ginger, and 1/2 oz sweet orange peel. It smell good. Will give a follow up later.
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:50 PM   #15
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For Wit, you are supposed to use bitter I believe. I'm not sure what sweet is used for.
After poking around a bit, I'm pretty sure you're right. I think the sweet's more for the holiday witner brews....
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Old 03-10-2005, 06:05 PM   #16
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The Classic Beer Styles Belgian Ale book only mentions bitter peel for Wits (or anything for that matter), and the "clones" of Celis and Hoegaarden in Beer Captured call for bitter as well.

Yeah, I can see the sweet being more of a holiday thing. Maybe in weird special beers like Stille Nacht. Cheers!

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Old 03-10-2005, 08:22 PM   #17
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Thanks for the SA review. I had been reluctant to try it. If you ever get the chance to try Bell's Winter White it's definetly worth the time and nine bucks. It's my favorite beer next to their Oberon.

As with your HB-did you remove the corriander after the boil? I didn't with mine and it seems to be pretty strong. I have only drank two of my recent batch. It still needs time.
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Can I ask how much coriander you added and how long after brewing you sampled and thought it was too strong? I'm working out my Wit recipe for this weekend now...

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I didn't make a Wit, just "something" I thought I'd throw together.

Anyway, I thought the coriander a bit strong in the nose so I only used 2 tsp for my batch.

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I've got to start getting on the internet at work I just bought a six of the SA wit on the way home. It's not bad,(like blueballs bad ) it's just weak no real flavor or taste.

Celis white was one of my favorite beers, hell all the Celis beers were tasty I have just now started seeing them for sell in my area since they moved. Has anyone that drank them when they were in Texas tryed them since they moved? I'm going to buy some this weekend, just afraid I'll be disapointed.

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