Originally Posted by Mpez
Good debate here. I brewed a Citra Wit last weekend. 2 oz of citra went in near the end of the boil. I also left out orange all together to see what kind of citrus flavor I could get out of a sorachi citra combo.
You may say that this is not a proper wit bier, and I would not disagree. However it's what I wanted to try so why the hell not. If it turns out terrible, it will get dumped. But so far I don't think that's going to happen. So far I am loving the aroma.
Batch Size (fermenter): 12.00 gal
Boil Size: 14.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.045 SG
Estimated Color: 3.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 21.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 38.1 %
2 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 9.5 %
8 lbs Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 38.1 %
2 lbs Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 9.5 %
1 lbs Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 5 4.8 %
0.35 oz Sorachi Ace [10.90 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 6.6 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [13.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 5.8 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [13.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 4.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [13.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 4.7 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
2.20 tsp Flour (Boil 10.0 mins)
1.00 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins)
1 Liter starter Belgian Wit II (White Labs #WLP410)
I just got the score sheet back on this one from a local home brew contest. I ended up submitting it in the American wheat category. After tasting it that was the most appropriate place for it. It did pretty will with an overall score of 38. One of the judges even gave it a 42.
Some of the comments:
Mouthful: good wheat profile balances the hops.
Flavor: Floral hops and malt balance well with the sweetness.
Spicy wheat and grainy, cracker like malt, light citrusy hop flavor.
Overall: Refreshing, well made. Features spicy wheat character and light citrus hop. A nice light lawn mower American wheat.
I could drink a six pack before mowing my lawn. A very good beer!
I am pretty happy with this and am working on version 2 now. I will probably drop the coriander as I don't think it added anything.