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A very traditional recipe makes this witbier historically accurate. The gratuitous use of flaked wheat gives this beer an incredibly creamy and smooth mouthfeel. The moderate strength of this beer makes it a great beer for sipping on a hot summer afternoon. Late additions of coriander and bitter orange peel round out the slightly tart flavors from the yeast. The use of Saaz hops adds faint spiciness that balances perfectly with spice additions.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Gaarden Hoe Witbier All-Grain Kit Complete Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1048 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
5.0 / 5.05 ReviewsBetter than its namesakeBrewed this pretty close to the original recipe, and it turned out great! The wife and I did a side-by-side with its namesake, and the homebrew won, without a doubt....and I'm pretty hard on myself when ranking my own beer. It's easy drinking with a subtle pleasant aroma. If it was any higher in ABV it'd be dangerous :-) I used Wyeast 3944 for the yeast and fermented at 67 deg. I have soft water, so I increased mineral content to regular beer levels and still had to use some lactic acid for a target mash pH of 5.30.September 12, 2016Great beer, similar to the originalExactly what I was looking for in a easy drinking, summer beer. Delicious beer that is easy to drink yet has mild complexities. Very similar qualities to the original. Went through this batch quick and will be looking to make this again next summer.March 28, 2016this is my second purchasethis is my second purchase of the same kit so that should say something. Nice summer beer, going toward the flavor of a cider. The kit works perfectly.April 12, 2016This beer is gone alreadyseriously. That's how much we liked it. Went on keg. Easy drinking. Great beer!October 6, 2015Pretty good!I used a Fast Pitch yeast starter for the yeast. Turned out very much like Hoegaarden. A buddy brewed this same kit and it turned out the same.March 2, 2016
Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 7 answersWhat is the abv of this beer? ThanksBEST ANSWER: The typical ABV for this beer is around 5% but that can vary slightly depending upon how the beer is brewed.What's the best way to raise the temp in my fermenters favorite 10 gallon cooler for this multi step recipe? My first time doing thisBEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question, Ray! The best way to raise the mash temp in steps is to have spare water at or near a boil and to slowly add that water to the mash, about a quart at most at a time, stirring and checking the temp so you can make sure the mash evenly gets to the target temp. Start your mash a little thicker, probably 1-1.3 qts/lb of grain so you can still have plenty of room to sparge. It can take some practice, but you can prepapre your sparge water to a slightly higher temp and use that water for the step increase infusions and then if you need, you could always add a little cold water or reheat to make sure the sparge water is at the appropriate 168-170 degrees at sparging. If you want me to calculate water volumes let me know! Hope this helps! Cheers!In a multi step brew how do you calculate the water volumes for each step?BEST ANSWER: Hi Dan,
I find it easiest to use brewing software like Beersmith or an online calculator like the one on Brewers Friend. Here is the link to that one. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
http://www.brewersfriend.com/mash/The instructions are very unclear. Are there better instructions somewhere? Also, the picture says additional equipment is needed. What is needed?BEST ANSWER: This is an all-grain beer kit
and so it requires a mash/lauter tun and a hot liquor tank in order to brew correctly. The instructions you see are the only ones with the kit
and there isn't as much detail as it is assumed that all-grain brewers will be familiar enough with the brew process to not require much extraneous detail. If you're not yet brewing all grain you might want to check out the extract version of this kit instead: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/gaarden-hoe-witbier.
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