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Brewer/Contributor: Brad Smith

Batch Size: 5.20 gal

Boil Size: 5.20 gal

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Type: All Grain

Date: 4/17/2003

Batch Size: 5.20 gal

Brewer: Brad Smith
Boil Size: 5.20 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 47.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes: Great tasting Wit! A summer favorite! Lacy white head that lasts and lasts. Distinctive, light wheat beer with a hint of spice.


AmountItemType% or IBU
4.50 lbPale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.2 SRM)Grain50.00 %
4.50 lbWheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM)Grain50.00 %
1.00 ozGoldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (60 min)Hops16.7 IBU
0.75 ozCoriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min)Misc
0.75 ozOrange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5.0 min)Misc
1 PkgsBelgian Wit Ale (White Labs #WLP400)Yeast-Wheat


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.047 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.047 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.69 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.43 %
Bitterness: 16.7 IBUCalories: 209 cal/pint
Est Color: 4.0 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium BodyTotal Grain Weight: 9.00 lb
Sparge Water: 2.14 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
60 minMash InAdd 11.25 qt of water at 165.9 F154.0 F
10 minMash OutAdd 6.30 qt of water at 196.6 F168.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2)Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 21.6 PSICarbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


Many thanks to Jay Russ for starting me on Wit - and providing some starter recipes from which this one eventually evolved!

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