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Old 06-13-2005, 03:57 AM   #1
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Mayself and my esteemed colleague ORRELSE brewed this up yesterday. Lemme know what you think:

June Wit

A ProMash Recipe Report

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6.7 0.50 lbs. CaraPilsner France 1.035 10
6.7 0.50 lbs. Aromatic Malt Belgium 1.036 25
6.7 0.50 lbs. Flaked Soft White Wheat America 1.034 2
80.0 6.00 lbs. Alexander LME - Wheat America 1.037 4

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.00 oz. Czech Saaz Whole 3.40 12.7 60 min.
0.50 oz. Czech Saaz Whole 3.40 1.7 15 min.
0.50 oz. Czech Saaz Whole 3.40 1.1 2 min.


Amount Name Type Time
0.25 Oz Bitter Orange Peel Spice 15 Min.(boil)
0.50 Oz Corriander Seed Spice 15 Min.(boil)
0.50 Oz Bitter Orange Peel Spice 2 Min.(boil)
0.35 Oz Corriander Seed Spice 2 Min.(boil)


White Labs WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale

I went with straight Saaz hops, in hopes of making it a little more spicy than your average wit. I also used a tiny bit of crushed cumin (two additions of 1/8tsp). Don't wanna overdo it with that stuff!

I screwed up a couple things: First, I only meant to use .25lb of Carapils, but I used .50. No biggie. Then I boiled 6 gal, thinking I would lose a gallon in the boil. Well, I only lost about a pint, so my OG was a little low (1.043), but it'll still be good.

Pitched a healthy starter, and it's chugging right along as we speak. Can't wait to try this one!

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Old 06-13-2005, 04:05 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Sam75
Then I boiled 6 gal, thinking I would lose a gallon in the boil. Well, I only lost about a pint, so my OG was a little low (1.043), but it'll still be good.

Gotta love living in the swamp known as Virginia. I know I had a layer of sweat under my shirt during that entire boil. It was sticky!!!

Losing only a pint during a 60+ minute boil is ridiculous.

The beer is going to rock though.
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:02 AM   #3
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Sounds great. I also brewed a Wit this weekend from BYO. 5.5 lbs Belgian Pilsner, 5.5 lbs malted wheat, 1.5 oz Hallertau for 60 mins, .5 oz crushed corriander and 1 oz bitter orange. Should be pretty good. I like the idea of cumin - very creative. I'd be interested to hear how it turns out.

I used to live in Hampton - Ft. Monroe to be exact. You couldn't pay me enough to go back. I'm more of a dry climate kind of guy.
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