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Old 04-11-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Just finished my first Wit, I am ready for summer

Well I forgot to start taking pictures at the beginning, but here goes, I brewed BMs impromtu Wit I guess you could call it, look here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/just...ay-pics-99893/

Anyways, here goes, I used WLP400 instead so S-04 as I really wanted that wit taste. Here is the starter and yes it is that ghetto.



Next are some of the ingredients, fresh orange zest, coriander, pepper, tea



Then the dog wanted to let me know she was ready to brew too.



Closeup of the crushed goodness, this stuff smells so good I was about the rub it on a steak and grill it up



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Old 04-11-2009, 11:35 PM   #2
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Boiling time with the hops floating in a painters straining bag. I couldn't find long enough carrige bolts to finish my hops strainer so this was the comprimise



More ingredients



Ever had one of those nutty brewnettes?



sealed up until I threw them in to preserve all the freshness I can



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Old 04-11-2009, 11:37 PM   #3
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Recipe with adjunts spread across it



The have a homebrew while brewing shot and browsing HBT



Happy dog



Straining the late additions

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Old 04-11-2009, 11:39 PM   #4
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fill er up



Leftovers



more leftovers



Thanks for your help, you deserve a rest

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I brewed this saturday as well. Hydro sample was very flavorful. I used Y3944 Wyeast Belgian Wit yeast and my blowoff had stopped vomiting this morning when I checked on it. fermenting at 68F. I'm going to be adding a normal airlock tonight.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:30 AM   #6
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Wow nicely done and written! good job
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Thanks I will add some more pics of the fermentation which has been moving along very nicely. I am not getting the citrisy smell so much as other describe about a fermenting wit.
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How was that zester to use? I just made a wit with a grater style zester and it was a pain in the ass to zest and i got an orange paste instead of actual zest
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How was that zester to use? I just made a wit with a grater style zester and it was a pain in the ass to zest and i got an orange paste instead of actual zest
It worked great, just a couple second learning curve to figure out which way you are suppose to pull on the thing. The SMWBO got it but now I have a reason to use it
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How was that zester to use? I just made a wit with a grater style zester and it was a pain in the ass to zest and i got an orange paste instead of actual zest
I used a regular grater as well but used the largest holes on it. Got a lot finer grate than Humann but it worked. The bigger strips would have been nice for straining though


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