Return to TheElectricBrewery.com
  [ Shop ]   [ Building ]   [ Using ]   [ Recipes ]   [ Testimonials ]   [ Gallery ]   [ FAQ ]   [ About Us ]   [ Contact Us ]   [ Newsletter ]

Log inLog in   RegisterRegister   User Control PanelUser Control Panel   Private MessagesPrivate Messages   MembershipClub Memberships   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   Photo AlbumsPhoto Albums   Forum FAQForum FAQ

Witbier

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer-friendly view    TheElectricBrewery.com Forum Index -> Recipes & Ingredients
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
rosenjm




Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 249
Location: Ballston Spa, NY


PostLink    Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:12 pm    Post subject: Witbier Reply with quote


        Register to remove this ad. It's free!
Getting ready to fire up the brewery and brew today. This will be the third batch I've done in the electric brewery setup and hopefully I've got all the bugs worked out.

On tap today, 10 gallons of Belgian Witbeir!

Recipe: IWH Who's in the Gaarden?
Brewer: Irish Whiskey Hounds
Style: Witbier
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
--------------------------
Batch Size: 11.00 gal
Boil Size: 13.69 gal
Estimated OG: 11.485 Plato
Estimated Color: 3.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 12.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
------------
Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.75 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 45.07 %
5.20 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 30.22 %
4.25 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 24.70 %
1.37 oz Hallertauer [4.30 %] (60 min) Hops 10.0 IBU
1.37 oz Hallertauer [4.30 %] (5 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
1.00 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1.00 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Belgian Witbier (Wyeast Labs #3944) [StartYeast-Wheat


Mash Schedule: My Mash
Total Grain Weight: 17.20 lb
----------------------------
My Mash
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Step Add 21.51 qt of water at 155.0 F 155.0 F
10 min Mash out Raise temperature to 168.0F 168.0 F
60 min Sparge Sparge with 11.1 gallons at 170.0F 170.0F

Here is my water adjustments if anyone is interested:

Starting Water (ppm):
Ca: 44
Mg: 13
Na: 58
Cl: 128
SO4: 10
HCO3: 77

Mash / Sparge Vol (gal): 5.4 / 11.1
RO or distilled %: 75% / 75%

Total Grain (lb): 17.2
Non-Roasted Spec. Grain: 0
Roasted Grain: 0
Beer Color (SRM): 3

Adjustments (grams) Mash / Boil Kettle:
CaSO4: 1 / 2.055555556
CaCl2: 0 / 0
MgSO4: 0.5 / 1.027777778
NaHCO3: 0 / 0
NaCl: 0 / 0
CaCO3: 2.5 / 5.138888889
Lactic Acid (ml): 3.5
Sauermalz (oz): 0

Mash Water / Total water (ppm):
Ca: 71 / 71
Mg: 6 / 6
Na: 15 / 15
Cl: 32 / 32
SO4: 39 / 39
Cl to SO4 Ratio: 0.81 / 0.81

Alkalinity (CaCO3): -125
RA: -179
Estimated pH: 5.41
Back to top
View user's photo album (18 photos)
crush




Joined: 28 Dec 2010
Posts: 706
Location: Telemark, Norway


PostLink    Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a nice recipe! I brewed one similar a couple of years ago. I've had good results with replacing 5% wheat with oats. 15g of coriander is moderate, but even so will be quite noticiable. An alternative is to use much less coriander (say 5g) so that it's more "enigmatic" - you an taste it, but it's subtle enough to not be obviously identifiable. If you decide you want more, you an always add it to secondary, and that will preserve more of the aroma. Though I did crush my coriander, so that might explain the difference.

155F sounds good - I did mine at 150 and it was too little mouthfeel, even with the oats.

You might want to do a beta-glucan rest at 110 for 20 mins to ensure the mash doesn't become gummy with the unmalted grains.

I used to love Hoergaarden - it was the first beer I had that didn't taste like beer. But since I've started homebrewing, I feel it's one style of beer we homebrewers can definitely do better at home! Mug

_________________
...just one more.
Back to top
View user's photo album (1 photos)
rosenjm




Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 249
Location: Ballston Spa, NY


PostLink    Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished up...7 hours from start until finished with clean up. Everything went well...for the first time. All the bugs seem to be worked out. Hit the OG with a 1.044 with an estimate of 1.049. Color looks spot on. Calculated efficiency of 80%. Not sure where I am loosing efficiency, but I'm happy with 80%.
Back to top
View user's photo album (18 photos)
milldoggy




Joined: 23 Dec 2010
Posts: 569
Location: Pottstown, PA


PostLink    Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you grind or crush your coriander?
Back to top
View user's photo album (12 photos)
rosenjm




Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 249
Location: Ballston Spa, NY


PostLink    Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. Put them in the boil whole. Looking for a very subtle taste.
Back to top
View user's photo album (18 photos)
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer-friendly view    TheElectricBrewery.com Forum Index -> Recipes & Ingredients All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Support our site by purchasing through this link. We thank you!

Forum powered by phpBB © phpBB Group