Yesterday I spent the day brewing. My cat was my mascot, I wonder do the thousands of cat hairs floating around the house add a little something extra to my beer?. This was my second all grain batch. I bottled my first all grain batch during this time and made a right mess. The cloaked stranger stout unconditioned tastes fantastic, there was about half a pint left over (spilled the rest) after bottling so I drank that. All I can say is yum.
This is my first Wit beer and my first Belgian style. I have made a German wheat before but that was just a modified kit, though it did turn out very well.
For those who are not from this Island, let me explain the name. It is a very simple name translated roughly to "The white orange". The rest should be obvious, a Wit is a White beer and the orange comes from the fact there is the zest of two Oranges in it.
With luck it will at least turn out as good as Hoegaarden and hopefully better of course.
I also spent the day drinking Purity beer but that will be in the next post.
An Bán Oráiste
Author: Reuben (Saruman)
Size: 26.91 L
Calories: 162.21 kcal per 12.0 fl oz
Original Gravity: 1.049 (1.044 - 1.052)
Terminal Gravity: 1.012 (1.008 - 1.012)
Color: 8.41 (3.94 - 7.88)
Alcohol: 4.79% (4.5% - 5.5%)
Bitterness: 13.2 (10.0 - 20.0)
3000 g Pearl Pale Ale Malt
2500 g Wheat Malt
250 g Munich Malt
150 g CaraPils Malt (brupaks)
10 g Northern Brewer-Hallertau Hersbruck (10.9%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
15 g East Kent Goldings (4.0%) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
10 g Saaz (2.1%) - added during boil, boiled 5 min
2.0 ea Orange zest - added during boil, boiled 6.0 min
20.0 g Corriander crushed - added during boil, boiled 5 min
1.0 ea White Labs WLP410 Belgian Wit II Ale
1.0 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
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