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Old 02-07-2009, 05:03 AM   #91
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I thin it will work fine. I'll use safale-05 when I can't get m y hands on belgian wit yeast. I know the diff, but I brew this as much for company as anyone and they never know the difference.
Interesting... isn't safale-05 similar to the 1056 chico? Seems like that would have a much different profile than a belgian wit yeast would. Maybe this all means that I'm just too picky with my yeast! Anyway, thank you for the response... my lack of ideal yeast had me worried and you've fixed that.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:31 AM   #92
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I used this recipe for my first Wit.
It is very nice. A bit more robust than Blue Moon, almost a Hefe+ coriander.

5.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.2 SRM) Grain 50.00 %
5.00 lb Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 50.00 %
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 21.2 IBU
0.75 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.75 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Belgian Wit Ale (White Labs #WLP400) Yeast-Wheat

I am going to give the AG recipe that the OP quoted in the near future.

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:53 PM   #93
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I just racked a batch of this yesterday and hope to have it kegged in 2 weeks. Good job BM, this looks and smells GREAT! The wife is dying to try this one, she's not a fan of hoppy beers so she hasn't liked too many of my brews.

My OG was 1.048 and is now 1.010, a little higher, but the only change I made was a 1/2 lb less of the pale malt and a 1/2 lb less of the wheat, but added 1 lb of oats. The only reason was the Blue Moon sight says they use the oats.

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Old 03-16-2009, 09:19 PM   #94
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Hi everyone! My first post and I had a question about this recipe. I'm considering brewing this for my first brew. Im confused as to what "4.50 lb Pale Malt Crisp" is? I thought this was a grain. With this being a partial mash recipe shouldn't there be some sort of DME or LME involved, not all grain? Thanks!

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Old 03-17-2009, 12:52 AM   #95
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Use a good two-row and it will turn-out great. I substituted wheat malt for the flaked wheat, and the flavor was *very* close to the real deal.

As for the recipe being partial mash, where did you read that?

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Old 03-17-2009, 01:44 AM   #96
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Sorry about that, i think im going crazy. BM, had mentioned an alternative for a partial mash and i think i got the two confused. Anyway, since I'm just starting out, im going to try the partial mash recipe (since I dont have equipment for all grain or any experience!). How would I go about working in a pound of flaked oats into the recipe (would I need to reduce the DME or flaked wheat? Also, how many ounces of hops would I need if I got a pelleted US Saaz? Lastly, I'll need some sort of grain bag for the oats and wheat correct?

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Old 04-01-2009, 03:46 PM   #97
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I have a request to brew up a Belgian Wit, and I'm hoping to try this recipe this weekend. Thanks for putting it up!

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Old 04-30-2009, 05:17 PM   #98
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This recipe sounds delicious. I just placed my order on brewmasterswarehouse.com ... following the advice of Sam Calagione's "Extreme Brewing" I'm also adding a good pinch of a "secret spice" right at the end of the boil - Cardamom. Will let you all know how it goes.

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I've done this one 3 times before. First one turned out really good. Second had something go wrong, not sure, but may have been infection. Third was ok, but not really like a true wit.

Those were all extract, and soon I'm going to try it AG. I'm excited because I really like this beer, and going AG might allow me to get the lighter color I wanted, and help me tune in my mashing process.

I'll have to buy some wheat, so which one should I get? I'd read about people using several different ones. I'm really shooting for as close to Blue Moon as possible.

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BM, do you actually put this in secondary for 5 days or is that kegging time?

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