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Old 05-08-2014, 12:17 AM   #1
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Default Belgian Witbier

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP400
Yeast Starter: Nope
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.012
IBU: 16.15
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 3.73
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 2.5 weeks @ 67F slowley ramped to 72F after 3 days
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): none
Tasting Notes: Alittle tart nice yeast charter and citrus flavor!

I wanted to make a good wheat beer for summer even though i typically haven't liked most wheat beers that I have tried. After some research i decided to make a traditional witbier This is what I came up with and I love it!!!

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5lbs. 2-Row
4lbs. Flaked Wheat
1lbs. White Wheat
.5lbs Flaked Oats

1oz. Hallertau 4.1AA (60min)
.5oz. Orange Peel (bitter) (5min)
.35 oz Indian Coriander (5min)

WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale Yeast

BIAB Mash @ 150 for 90 min
Mash-out @ 175 for 10 min

Cracked the coriander in a baggie with a plate. I also used a separate hop bag for the orange peel and coriander at the end of the boil i removed the bag with the hops, but let the orange peel & coriander steep for and additional 10-15 min while i chilled the wort.
I used no finings and made no effort to keep trub out of the fermenter ( I wanted it as cloudy as possible..)

Fermented @ 67 and slowly started ramping the temp up to 72 after 3 days


I am very happy with the results of this brew! It's very refreshing and it has a very good yeasty character..

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Old 05-08-2014, 01:34 AM   #2
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Looks pretty close to the house wit I brew for SWMBO... A great addition as the temperature starts to climb.


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Hi budd, 2 questions for ya. Is the recipe supposed to say3.5 ounces of coriander? And how long was the total fermentation? Thanks. Looks awesome!

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Hi budd, 2 questions for ya. Is the recipe supposed to say3.5 ounces of coriander? And how long was the total fermentation? Thanks. Looks awesome!
no it is .35oz or 9.92 grams I likely used 10 grams coriander is a pretty strong flavor

same with the orange peel .5oz or 14 grams

I used Indian coriander from the Indian grocery store Indian coriander tends to give that citrus flavor people associate with a classic witbier, whereas regular coriander can be more celery like or hammy. The citrus flavor comes more from the coriander than the orange peel but you do not want to over do it too much and it can get celery like too and kind of taste soupy... you don't want that


Here is a pic to show you Indian coriander you can likely get it at an Indian/Pac grocery or Amazon Indian is on the right.
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