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Old 12-19-2011, 04:54 AM   #1
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This was my first attemt at brewing and I pick a witbeer. Kind of a "shock top" clone. Directions said to put the grains in a bag and steep them for 30 min/ up to 170 deg.f when it came to the boil I put 1 oz of Saaz pellets in at 60min (in a bag, not sure if thats a must) then with 10 min left i put 1 oz of coriander seed, ( un-crushed, directions didnt say to crush it or not) 1 oz of bitter orange peel ( these were added to the bag as well). I also was to to take 5-8 oranges and puree them and add into boil with 10 min left. I had another 1 oz of Saaz at 1 min.
After doing some thinking after everything was cleaned up, I was wondering if I should have put the coriander and orange peel directly into the water so it would transfer go into the fermenter? also did i screw up by not cracking coriander?



 
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:03 AM   #2
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You should crack the corriander, but on my first witbier I made the same mistake. It came out fine. The fact you put everything in the bag is also fine. You can either put real "clean" wort into your fermentor, or you can put real chunky wort in your fermentor. Either way it will all settle out for the most part. If it doesn't you can always rack into your secondary after a few weeks in primary. Putting into the secondary for a couple weeks will help things settle more giving you clearer beer..



 
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:11 AM   #3
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You have made beer. It may even be delicious. Congratulations on your first batch!
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:12 AM   #4
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Relax; your beer will be fine.

 
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:46 AM   #5
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Thanks so much for the input, I'm just gonna sit back and wait.

 
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:52 AM   #6
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This is usually the best option.

 
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:56 AM   #7
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:01 AM   #8
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