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Old 04-14-2010, 06:39 PM   #11
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I am Jonesing for some Kiwit. It is a kiwi wit beer designed by Sam C. of Dogfish head.

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.5 lb Torrified Wheat Grain

.5 lb 6 Row Pale Malt

2 Teaspoons Gypsum

6.6 lbs Wheat Malt Extract (LME) -65 minutes

1 oz. Tettnanger Hops (pellets) -60 minutes

1 oz. Williamette Hops (pellets) -10 minutes

.5 oz. Crushed Coriander -10 minutes

1 Teaspoon of Irish Moss (optional in my opinion) -10 minutes

4 lbs of fresh, peeled kiwi fruit (peeled and cubed) -end of boil

Yeast: Forbidden Fruit (Wyeast Labs #3463)

Starting Gravity: 1.052 Finishing Gravity: 1.014 Target ABV: 5%

Brew like a normal extract recipe. Add the kiwi at flameout. Stir wort and let kiwi steep for 20 minutes before chilling. Chill wort to pitching temp. Transfer wort and fruit into the fermentor, and pitch. It says to give it 15-20 days in the primary. When the kiwi's rise to the top and are almost white in color that will signify that they have been successfully stripped of flavor and sugar.
Or my AG recipe for a 4g batch:

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BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Kiwit
Style: Witbier
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 4.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.02 gal
Estimated OG: 1.055 SG
Estimated Color: 5.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 22.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
3 lbs 7.1 oz Fruit - Kiwifruit (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 28.99 %
4 lbs 2.2 oz Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM) Grain 34.78 %
3 lbs 7.1 oz Wheat - White Malt (Briess) (2.3 SRM) Grain 28.99 %
6.9 oz Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.62 %
6.9 oz Wheat, Torrified (1.7 SRM) Grain 3.62 %
0.79 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 15.4 IBU
0.79 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (10 min) Hops 6.8 IBU
0.40 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0.40 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Forbidden Fruit (Wyeast Labs #3463) [StartYeast-Wheat


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 11.89 lb
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Single Infusion, Light Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 14.86 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 9.51 qt of water at 200.2 F 168.0 F
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:41 PM   #12
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Damn right Cambriel! I boil in a keggle, mash in a cooler, the original turkey fryer pot is used for heating sparge water and strike water, I just drain into the keggle, when sparging is done and collected I lift the keggle onto the fryer burner and start the boil. simple but a fair bit of lifting in my setup.
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:43 PM   #13
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Siason! Modern ones are often pretty high gravity, but if you go traditional they are more of a light, dry session beer.
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:53 PM   #14
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Damn right Cambriel! I boil in a keggle, mash in a cooler, the original turkey fryer pot is used for heating sparge water and strike water, I just drain into the keggle
I'm going to do something similar. I don't have a keggle (yet), so I'll probably be heating strike water in the aluminum pot while the mash is occuring. I'll aim high, then transfer to a second (non-mash tun) cooler where it can sit while I use my only pot to drain the mash tun.

At least, that's how I plan to do it in theory. This almost feels as intimidating as doing my first extract beer a few weeks back.

 
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:12 PM   #15
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For a five gallon batch, yes. I've got a 6 gallon pot, so I should be able to manage that.

The mash tun is pretty much done, I've just got a leak to fix near the ball valve (the plastic cracked when I was removing the original stopper). A couple rubber washers and a little plumber's putty should do the trick.

This isn't really an appropriate thread for it, but I'm going to have to work out a way of heating adequate amounts of sparge water. I'm fairly certain I can reuse the same pot and set the water aside in a second cooler. Too much money is tied up in my keezer build right now to be looking for another boil vessel. Wish the local pub would have come through with those extra kegs.

Honestly, I was planning for this soon anyway. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, right?
You're going to need a bigger pot than 6 gallons! You'll want to start with 6.5 gallons of wort, to boil down. You'll also need a burner that can get 6.5 gallons to a boil- most people can't do that on a stove.

If you have two 5-6 gallon pots, you can split the boil in half and do half in each one. Or, you can do a 3 gallon batch and see how that goes for you.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:21 PM   #16
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I agree with yoop. Go 4g or less with that pot and invest in some Fermcap-S drops. They are a life saver on small kettles.

 
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:29 PM   #17
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Damn, really? Well, I suppose I can look for a larger kettle, but those suckers are expensive. I was really hoping to brew this weekend. I could have sworn I read elsewhere than a 6 gallon pot would be fine for 5 gallons. That's what I've been using for full 5 gallon batches on extract.

edit: Actually my pot is 7.5 gallons. I was converting 30 quarts incorrectly. Probably explains why I've had no problems so far. Oops

 
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Damn, really? Well, I suppose I can look for a larger kettle, but those suckers are expensive. I was really hoping to brew this weekend. I could have sworn I read elsewhere than a 6 gallon pot would be fine for 5 gallons. That's what I've been using for full 5 gallon batches on extract.

edit: Actually my pot is 7.5 gallons. I was converting 30 quarts incorrectly. Probably explains why I've had no problems so far. Oops
HAHA- ok, 7.5 gallons is ok. It still might boil over on you, so Fermcap is still a good idea. But that's what size my pot was, and it worked ok. I started with a tad over 6.25 gallons, and watched it like a hawk!

When you're ready, just do it! We're here to hold your hand (well, metaphorically anyway) and can answer any questions if you run into needing some help.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:55 PM   #19
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I just assume something is going to boil over at this point. The regulator on my burner doesn't work worth a ****, so it's either going full blast or it flames out. I have a very difficult time finding a happy medium.

You know, I bet I should see about replacing that. Would probably make life a lot easier.

 
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:02 PM   #20
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I would go for a Blonde Ale or and IPA. I can vouch for the Bombshell Blonde Ale that is on here!!! Very good. Going to brew 10 gallons this weekend.
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