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Offline jamie_savoie

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Witbier
« on: January 06, 2014, 04:30:58 PM »
Standard wit minus the citrusy american hops for change

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size (Gal): 12.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 23.69
Estimated OG: 1.052
Anticipated SRM: 3.1
Anticipated IBU: 20.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain
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46.4% (11 lbs) - Pils
46.4% (11 lbs) - Flaked Wheat
4.2% (1 lbs) - Flaked Oats
2.9% (0.63 lbs) - Acid Malt

Hops
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0.50 oz Summit @ 60 min
0.50 oz Citra @ 15 min
0.50 oz Citra @ 5 min

Extras
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1.50 oz fresh orange zest @ 5 min
1.00 oz corriander seeds @ 5 min
0.25 oz seeds of paradise @ 5 min
1.00 oz bitter orange peel @ 15 min

Yeast
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Wyeast 3463 - Forbidden Fruit

Mash Schedule
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Sacch Rest - 90 min @ 149F

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Re: Witbier
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 05:04:30 PM »
I just picked up a pack of wyeast 1214 and planned on one almost exactly like this. Why the acid malt Jamie? I see you use it in a few of your Belgian recipes but not all. Besides people using it for ph adjustment, does it impart a certain flavor for a specific style? Not sure if I should be adding to mine or not now...lol

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Re: Witbier
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 07:28:57 PM »
At 2-3% it will add a subtle tartness, at 4-6% a lemonade twang, 7-9+% sourness.  Also adds sharpness to the flavours.  1% drop 0.1ph.  They are great in most belgians, especially in saison.  Never tried 1214 in a wit but I know itís great for dubbel/trippels

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Re: Witbier
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 08:32:10 PM »
Ah yes, I guess that is another grain to add to the library. :) It would be my first attempt at an authentic Belgian style, but maybe I have to rethink this decision on what to brew now. Wits just happen to listed in the wyeast style category for 1214.

I see lots of dubbels/trippels have Munich in them, is it possible to sub a bit of Vienna and Caramunich to get the taste/srm of Munich?

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Re: Witbier
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 08:38:18 AM »
I bet 1214 would make great beer; Iíve just never tried it in a wit or seen a commercial beer that uses it.
Vienna would work as a sub for munich.  Caramunich is a crystal and is not a sub for munich, crystal 40-60 would be. 
Also, Melanoidin malt is great for maltiness without having to use larger amounts of other malty base malts (ex: munich)

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Re: Witbier
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2014, 09:04:25 AM »
Perfect, thanks Jamie. It's hard to find good info on malt subs and blending I've noticed. That's why I had thought that maybe Vienna with a small bit of caramunich added would get the color depth of a dark munich.

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Re: Witbier
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 11:37:36 AM »
At 2-3% it will add a subtle tartness, at 4-6% a lemonade twang, 7-9+% sourness.  Also adds sharpness to the flavours.  1% drop 0.1ph.  They are great in most belgians, especially in saison.  Never tried 1214 in a wit but I know itís great for dubbel/trippels

This is good to know, I've wondered about this