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kal
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:11 pm    Post subject: Witbier Reply with quote


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Recipe is here: https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/pages/witbier

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atregent



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PostLink    Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks very much like my own tried and tested Wit!

The only suggestion I would offer is to use Indian Coriander. It has much more citrus aroma than the earthy regular coriander.
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kal
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PostLink    Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion atregent! I'll make note and consider that for next time...

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's very similar to mine as well, though I use (for 12 gal): 3 oz. of fresh orange peel (actually, if you can get some different oranges, a mix of tangerine, navel, mandarin and tangelo works very nicely and gives it a bit of depth. Additionally, I'll add about 2g of chamomile at 5 min.

As it warms up, the chamomile comes out and changes the character of the drink. so far, i've had nothing but compliments for the recipe.
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it intentional that the hop addition is at 60 min but the recipe also calls for a 90 minute boil?
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 90 minute boil is to make sure all the DMS boils off, common boil time for pilsner malts. I suspect that boiling hops for more than 60 mins would introduce some undesirable characteristics though
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PostLink    Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

atregent wrote:
The 90 minute boil is to make sure all the DMS boils off, common boil time for pilsner malts.

Correct.

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I suspect that boiling hops for more than 60 mins would introduce some undesirable characteristics though

Correct again. It may - I'm not sure. There's no benefit boiling longer so I don't / don't take the risk.

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My house beer is wit. Starting brewing in the summer, but now brew it year round. I use cheap 2-row instead of pilsner malt. I also bump the alcohol up 5.8% or so. I do use chamomile and a little less coriander. I also started using imported bitter orange marmalade instead of orange peel. It adds a little sugar, but so much easier and fresher tasting than peel. I always do the 122 F protein rest, you ever try without it?
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tonymark wrote:
I always do the 122 F protein rest, you ever try without it?

Nope! Not with this beer/grain combo.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Kal, I have been reading so much conflicting information on this, as 50% of people say you don't need a protein rest with Flake Wheat( which is just rolled terrified wheat) as it is pre-gelatinized. But then others say you need it as it is still a prime candidate for the benefits of a protein rest. Can you clarify this for us? Thanks
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question. I'm not sure actually. Jamil recommended it in his book, the beer turns out great, so I keep doing it! Wink

I had some further thoughts/discussions on protein rests here if you're curious: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=315652#315652

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished the first keg on this batch. Nice light wheat. I'll run this one again early next summer. Have a long schedule planned between then & now. Very Happy
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just made your fine recipe for this beer and I'm about to keg. As this beer is normally cloudy when served, do you bother to use gelatin and/or crash cool?
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope! No need for any finings. Cheers!

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Kal. What I will do then is keg straight from the primary - I didn't bother to use a secondary. Been at 1.011 for 4 days now, so ready I think.
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kal
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a plan!

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kal
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recipe has been re-written and moved to our new site.

See: https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/pages/witbier

This thread will remain open for questions. Cheers!

Kal

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