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z987k 04-26-2007 07:24 AM

Easy Belgian Wit
6.6 pounds of Coopers Wheat Malt Extract (boil 10mins)
1lb wheat malt (steep 30mins)
1 pound of clear Belgian candi sugar
.5 ounces of bitter orange peel (boil for 2 min)
1 ounces of tettnanger hops @ 4.2% (boil for 10 min)
1 ounces of styrian golding hops @ 4.4% (boil for 30min)
.75 ounces of coriander seed (boil for 2 min)
1 pkg of wlp400 or you could use wlp410.
0.75 cups of corn sugar (priming)

Everyone that has had this so far has loved it. I'll probably do it again as a partial mash.
Also the color is much darker than 4* since I used LME.

Quite a while since I made this up. For an outstanding white that is AG only, see my Killer Bee Wit.

z987k 02-20-2008 06:26 AM

This time around I did this as an all grain and changed a few things. Here's the bill:

60min Boil
Belgian Wit
OG: 1.053
IBU: 14
Loviblond: 4
7.50 lb American two-row
4.00 lb Flaked Wheat
0.5 oz Simcoe @ 12% 35 minutes
.5oz Bitter Orange Peal 10mins
.5oz Corriander Seed 10mins
Yeast: WLP400

Very good.

cronxitawney 03-05-2008 10:25 PM

How much of a difference did the .5 of corriander vice .75 make? I am thinking of doing a wit, and I am not sure how much bitter orange and corriander to use.

BierMuncher 03-05-2008 10:29 PM

Looks good.

I've a feeling there will be lots of wits on the brew with warmer weather coming...especially with the hops situation.

z987k 03-05-2008 10:45 PM

yeah with the super low ibu, I can use hops in half ounce increments instead of 3 or 4oz!

gruversm 04-25-2008 04:33 PM

I have a recipie that uses 4.5 lbs of 2Row Belgian and 4.5 pounds of flaked wheat. If I can't get 2-row Belgian, how much 2-Row American should I use?

z987k 04-25-2008 05:11 PM

That depends on your efficiency I guess. They both have the same potential extract so they're are swappable, 1:1. I have my recipes set to 71%, so if you look at the AG version I posed below the original, it uses American wheat.

BeerSmith 04-26-2008 10:11 PM

I have used this recipe for Wit about 10 times and it comes out perfect every time.

The recipe shows a two step mash, but actually a single infusion is sufficient in this case.

It is a real favorite with the guests who prefer lighter beers.


Amity 09-17-2008 12:21 AM

My LHBS sells Black Rock LME, would there be any significant difference in using the "Light" LME from BR as opposed to the "Wheat" LME from Coopers? Hope not, I just bought two cans!!! :)

Also, when steeping the wheat malt, do I just turn off the burner after boiling the extract for 10 min?

jimba009 09-17-2008 01:32 PM

do you crush your corriander?

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