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A simple sipper that evokes warm summery memories with every sip, yet fits perfectly into the colder months' standard brewing repertoire.Wyeast Trappist High Gravity Y3787 is a great alternative yeast for this kit; it ferments a bit drier with a rich ester profile, malty palate, and has a high alcohol tolerance.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for La Petite Orange Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1052 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.6 / 5.0121 ReviewsIt's the new house favoriteI added 1 oz of sweet orange peel, 1 oz of bitter orange peel and .5 oz of corriander at the end of the boil. The color of this beer is a beautiful orange/red. Great mouthfeel and the flavors of orange corriander and clove from the Belgian Abbey II yeast was nicely balanced with the caramel flavors of the malt. Very drinkable as this quenches your thirst and then finishes clean.June 21, 2015GoneI made this beer for my daughter's wedding. It was alongside some big market beer for the non converted. I could not believe when the bartender told me 5 gallons were gone and folks were into the 2nd keg. It was a huge hit. It was nearly gone before the wedding party sat down for dinner. I did add orange peel(no coriander) to the secondary for about 2 weeks.July 5, 2015Awesome!This was my first 5 gallon batch and I just tasted the final product the other day. It was awesome! I added the recommended amount of orange zest and coriander like the recipe said and when I tasted the wort/beer throughout the process, I thought it might be too "orange-y". However, after bottle conditioning and drinking the beer cold, it was awesome! I reminded me kind of a darker version of a Blue Moon, if that makes sense. I have many other recipes I want to try, but I'll definitely come back to this one again later.October 15, 2015Maybe the best beer I have madeI already made three times. Twice partial boil and once full boil.I always add the orange peel and crushed coriander seeds.I just ordered it again for the forth times.While it might not be my favorite that I have made, most people drinking my beers think it is the best I have made so far.January 26, 2016A++Added zest from two oranges, and two TSB of Coriander at Flame out. Primary 8 days, secondary 11 days. Tried it one week after bottling. Coriander was a little strong. 2.5 weeks after bottling.... PERFECT!! Love this beerAugust 9, 2013Great ExpectationsI like Belgian style brews and brewed this one according to the directions. However my basement was too cool (58F) and the fermentation was extremely slow, so after four days I moved it upstairs to a location that stayed around 65F. Active fermentation the next day. Racked to secondary after 7 additional days and bottled 17 days later. OG= 1.058, FG=1.011, ABV=6.17%. Stored at 65F for 2 weeks and refrigerated half of it. Stored the other half another week and a half at 65F. Tried the first bottle. Good flavor and aroma and quite spritzy, but lost the head rather quickly. Could be due to my lower fermentation temp. I think a brew heater is in order. Will definitively try again and probably add the coriander and orange peel for more complexity in the flavor. The bottles that I stored longer had better flavor, so be patient with this one!March 16, 2014Patience GrasshopperLike all the other reviewers I love this beer. Very wonderful complex flavor. I highly advise a minimum of 2 months in the secondary followed by another 2 in the bottle. Flavor absolutely comes alive with time. It's an amazingly good going the minimum wait but waiting longer gives exponential benefits in taste.October 23, 2013La Petite OrangeBeen in the bottles a week. Tried one and same problem as before. Carbonation problem. Now I know this is only after 1week and things may get better but this is the second batch I've brewed and the first had about 5 percent carbonation after 4 months. Been doing this for 25+ years and your kits are the first with carbonation issues. I brewed by the numbers as far as times and temperature. My concern (and guess) is that it is a yeast issue. Taste is good and I'm happy with the kit otherwise.August 30, 2016Money well spentTwo weeks in bottle and this beer is outstanding.I can't wait till it ages a little more. I can't wait to order again. It my become my house beer. It will be my Fathers Day gift to myself this year.April 5, 2016Splendid after agingKiller. Use coriander and orange zest to make this one really pop. The coriander really came out after a bit of time. Even my super critical, hardcore homebrew buddies loved this one.May 17, 2015
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 15 answersThe recommendation in the recipe is to only do 1 week in a primary and 1-2 in a secondary. Would it be fine to just do all 3 in the primary or does it need to be in a secondary after 1 week?BEST ANSWER: I don't mind cloudy brews, so if the total ferment time is 3 wks or less, I'm apt to choice to keep it in the primary fermenter. The other advantage for me in doing this is no need to clean a carboy (really hard to clean)Would you need to buy 2 kits if you wanted to make a 10 gallon batch? This beer seems great and it's my first attempt at a large batch with any of the kits and wanted to know if I need to double everything for a 10 gallon batch?BEST ANSWER: Yes. you need a larger amount of grains, malts and hops if you want a larger amount of product. You may be able to stretch a batch a little, but if you try to double your volume on a single kit, the OG will be offFirst time brewing this beer and picked up pre-packed coriander and orange zest and was curious how much to add of both for 5 gallon batch. Understand it depends upon taste preferences - just looking for a general recommendation for first batch.BEST ANSWER: Between 1/2 and 1 ounce of each. 1/2 ounce will be more a subtle compliment while 1 ounce would be more of a defining character in the beer. So I would go for 1/2 ounce.When adding orange peal at flameout. Do you transfer the orange peal to the fermenter with the wort or remove it? Sorry I'm new at this.BEST ANSWER: It would make little difference one way or the other, but I would tend to leave them in, to maximize the effect from them. They will not cause a problem to be left in, or they can be removed if the batch is being strained into the fermenter. - Mike W, Northern BrewerJust brewed this beer had lots of activity for 2 days with a good crust on top, now today seems to be little to no bubbles, crust is also breaking down. Is this normal to see on day 3 after brewing?BEST ANSWER: Exactly the same thing for my first batch. Alot of activity at 24 hours, then it tapered off quickly. Seemed to lack head after bottling too. Still had good flavor and 5.5% ABV with Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey Ale. Decided to switch yeast next time.
For my most recent batch I used Safbrew-246 yeast with much better results. Good head, flavor, and 6.5% ABV.
So what to do? I would open it up and quickly add additional yeast, either the 246 or Safale S-05. I have done that with other slow batches with good results. It's better than wondering.I just purchased this kit, and I'm curious to know what the carbonation level should be. Would it require Belgian bottles, or would a standard glass bottle be fine for this kit?BEST ANSWER: Eric,
Thank you for your question. This beer would be best with 3.0 vols of co2. The belgian bottles would be great for this beer.
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