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Old 03-17-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Belgian Wit
Yeast Starter: yes
Batch Size (Gallons): 5 gallon
Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.014
IBU: 22
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 3.7 srm
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 28 dats at 67 F
Additional Fermentation: none
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): none
Tasting Notes: Taste like similar to Blue Moon but with a little bit more spice and hop character.

This recipe pushes gravity and IBU envelop for the belgian wit style of beer. I have just tapped the keg after being cold for 4 weeks and have decided I need to make 10 gallons for summer drinking. This is a 5 gallon recipe that I did a BIAB session to make.

4.5 lbs pale malt or 2-row
4.5 lbs white wheat
8 oz flaked wheat
0.5 oz sterling hops 60 min
0.5 oz sterling hops at 30 min
0.5 oz sterling hops 15 min
0.5 oz sterling hops 0 min
0.4 oz corriander seed 5 min
0.4 oz sweet orange peel 5 min
0.4 oz bitter orange peel 5 min

Beligian wit yeast

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Sounds delicious! Is this 5 gallons?

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Sounds delicious! Is this 5 gallons?
Yep. I mashed at 152 F for 60 minutes.
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Cool thanks for the recipe, been wanting to get a Wit started like you said for summertime. I may turn up the coriander and orange a bit but otherwise looks great!

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Cool thanks for the recipe, been wanting to get a Wit started like you said for summertime. I may turn up the coriander and orange a bit but otherwise looks great!
I agree about increasing the amount of corriander and orange peel for the next brew session. I am also thinking about adding 4 oz of honey malt or crystal 40 or 60 to make the color a little darker/deeper.
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Finally gonna brew this in two days (had a few other brews in line before this) excited about it. Gonna go with .75 oz coriander (you think thats too much?) and a bit more orange peel. Also a touch of nutmeg. I will report back on my progress

Edit: I also went with the 4oz of honey malt

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I agree with the increase of the coriander to 0.75 oz and increasing the orange peel. Are you planning on crushing the coriander prior to adding it to the beer?

I like the idea of a touch of nutmeg. Next I am going to add a few grams of crushed grains of paradise to the boil at 5 min.

Hope it turns out well for you.

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Yeah crushed coriander

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Just took fg sample. Came down to 1.004 with WLP400 wit yeast. Tastes great with a little Belgian funk. Bottling tomorrow. Will get back to you on all the tweeks I made in my version

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Just took fg sample. Came down to 1.004 with WLP400 wit yeast. Tastes great with a little Belgian funk. Bottling tomorrow. Will get back to you on all the tweeks I made in my version

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I am looking forward to hearing about your version. I hope to make this again at the end of July with using some other brewer's changes.
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