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pm5k00 07-26-2011 01:41 AM

Imperial Belgian Wit
 
Imperial Belgian Wit
Witbier

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (G): 5.25
Total Grain (lb): 11.500
Total Hops (oz): 1.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.064 (P): 15.7
Final Gravity (FG): 1.016 (P): 4.1
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.29 %
Colour (SRM): 5.4 (EBC): 10.6
Bitterness (IBU): 18.6 (Tinseth)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 75
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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8.000 lb White Wheat (69.57%)
3.000 lb American 2-Row (26.09%)
0.500 lb Crystal 10 (4.35%)

Hop Bill
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0.50 oz Warrior Pellet (17.2% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Warrior Pellet (17.2% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill
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Single step Infusion at 152F for 75 Minutes.
Fermented at 72F with WLP410 - Belgian Wit II Ale


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I hade higher than expected efficiency and beer was at 6.5%. yum.
Taste great, the 410 yeast does a terrific, job use wlp 400 if 410 is not available as its seasonal. I've also brewed this with Summit hops with very similar results. Everyone who's tried this loves it, I even had a friends dad ask if I could make him 6 cases worth :mug:

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jvcjbl 08-17-2011 11:40 PM

Brewed this on 8-7-11. My first all grain batch. OG was 1.067 (74%) and took a sample today (10 days later) WLP410 has the gravity down to 1.014. Activity appears to be done, but I will check it on Friday before racking to secondary.

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pm5k00 08-18-2011 02:09 AM

Congrats on your first AG batch, hope you like this brew as much as my family and I do. Secondary is not needed (but wont hurt anything), wheat beers taste great young. I let sit up to 14 days in primary, sometimes as little as 7, then keg and serve. Most of my Imperial Wheat batches are drank within 3 weeks of brew date.

jvcjbl 08-18-2011 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pm5k00 (Post 3180904)
Congrats on your first AG batch, hope you like this brew as much as my family and I do. Secondary is not needed (but wont hurt anything), wheat beers taste great young. I let sit up to 14 days in primary, sometimes as little as 7, then keg and serve. Most of my Imperial Wheat batches are drank within 3 weeks of brew date.

I was thinking of doing 14 in primary and 14 in secondary as I pretty much do with all my brews. Thoughts?

lumpher 08-18-2011 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jvcjbl (Post 3180919)
I was thinking of doing 14 in primary and 14 in secondary as I pretty much do with all my brews. Thoughts?

you can, but no reason except to clear, and a wit should not be clear. 2 weeks in primary is fine

jvcjbl 08-18-2011 02:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lumpher (Post 3180932)
you can, but no reason except to clear, and a wit should not be clear. 2 weeks in primary is fine

Really?!?!?! I will have a fresh keg of beer this weekend :ban: I will check gravity again Friday and if it is done I will transfer to keg Friday night and it should be drinkable by Sunday. What is the volumes of CO2 recommended for this beer?

pm5k00 08-18-2011 02:32 AM

well the normal range is 2.1-2.6 but i personally prefer this particular beer at a volume of 3.

jvcjbl 08-18-2011 02:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pm5k00 (Post 3180955)
well the normal range is 2.1-2.6 but i personally prefer this particular beer at a volume of 3.

2.6 it is. I have my system balanced at that, and honestly carb all my beers at that. I will report more on Friday when I check the gravity again. If it is done, this will be another couple of firsts. My first beer finished under a month... my first beer transferred to keg straight from primary... my first Wit beer... etc. I see lots of good coming from this beer :mug:

pm5k00 08-19-2011 02:20 AM

I wanted to add that i highly recommend washing and reusing the wlp410, I make a batch of this once every 2 months or so and that's the only way to make this through out the year. The wlp400 is good but i prefer the 410 much better, its more spicy and sweet.

jvcjbl 08-19-2011 02:30 AM

This yeast is pretty much disposable to me. The place I buy it from locally had 20 + vials of it and said "we keep it in the back"... LOL


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