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Summer Orange Wit

a great summer brew!

Brewer: the Red Stoners Email: -
Beer: Summer Orange Wit Style: Belgian White (Wit)
Type: Extract w/grain Size: 5 gallons
7 HCU (~6 SRM)
Bitterness: 25 IBU
OG: 1.046 FG: 1.013
Alcohol: 4.2% v/v (3.3% w/w)
Grain: 4 oz. Wheat malt
1 lb. American crystal 10L
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.076 3 gallons
3.3 lb. Light malt extract
3.3 lb. Wheat extract
add juice of 2 whole lemons and 1/2 tsp.
Grains of Paradise for last 2 minutes of boil in hop bag.
Transfer G of P to primary fermentor.
Hops: 1.00 oz. Perle (8% AA, 60 min.)
1.00 oz. Cascade (6% AA, 5 min.)
Yeast: Wyeast Belgian Wit
Log: Ferment with zest of 2 lemons and 2 oranges in a hop bag.
This took a long time to ferment in my basement, but it was worth it.
I transferred it to a secondary, and took out the lemon/orange zest.
It bubbled slowly for almost a month.
Carbonation: ~2/3 cup + 1Tbs. corn sugar
Tasting: Really light and summery orange (but beery) flavor.
Great soapy head that lasts to the bottom of the glass.
YUMMY ! ! !

Recipe posted 06/14/06.