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Old 03-23-2011, 12:40 AM   #1
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I have a question regarding this style. Most definitions say that it is a beer made with typically around 50% wheat that is fermented with clean american yeast and moderately hopped. What about a beer that uses only around 35% wheat with the rest being primarily pilsner malt fermented with Belgian Witbier yeast?

I just brewed up this recipe yesterday. I just kind of wrote it down because I thought it would taste good. I did this PM.

OG: 1.049
FG: 1.012
IBU: 24
SRM: 4
Boil Volume: 3gal
Batch Volume: 5.5gal

4# Extra Light DME
2# Flaked Wheat
.75# Wheat Malt
.75# Pilsner 2-Row
.5# Crystal 20L

.35 oz. Centennial - 60 min.
.5 oz. Cascade - 15 min.
.5 oz. Cascade - 5 min.
.15 oz. Centennial - 0 min.

1 tbsp. Orange Zest - 5 min.
1 tbsp. Lemon Zest - 5 min.

WLP400

Thoughts? I'm not a big stickler for having to put an exact style on everything, but I was curious about what to expect for this one. Will it be a slightly wheaty blonde ale or what? Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
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It looks like an Americanized Belgian Wit. The wit yeast will give it a character that is vastly different from what you find in an American Wheat.

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:43 AM   #3
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What are my prospects for this turning out good? I was hoping for a witbier style beer with the citrus zest without the spice but a little lighter and hoppier. Maybe I should have gone with the clean ale yeast.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:28 PM   #4
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What are my prospects for this turning out good? I was hoping for a witbier style beer with the citrus zest without the spice but a little lighter and hoppier. Maybe I should have gone with the clean ale yeast.
It looks fine to me... just don't expect it to taste like Widmer or Blue Moon. That yeast will give it a character more in line with Hoegaarden although your beer has considerably less wheat, citrus like American hops, and no coriander.

 
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:46 AM   #5
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Well I'm interested to see what it tastes like. Krausen is still huge on this one, so I'll probably have to wait another 5-7 days to get the first taste.
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