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- Literally, "white beer," this Belgian wheat beer got its name because of its cloudy haze (it's actually straw-gold in color). The smooth mouthfeel, grainy flavor, and massive head retention of wheat malt meets dry and phenolic Belgian witbier yeast and the tart, enticing character of coriander and bitter orange peel – very complex and delicate. An appealingly crisp, dry, and refreshing alternative to generic warm-weather lawnmower beer.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Witbier Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1044 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.3 / 5.050 ReviewsPretty Good WitBrewed extract with dry yeast. Easy recipe and quality ingredients. One week in primary and one week in secondary. Above average WitDecember 25, 2017Purchased
5 months agoProbably would be better if i realized there were 6 markers on my carboy. Filled it to the top marker not realizing that was 6gal not 5......its ok. May try againMarch 18, 2017Purchased
1 year agoTrue to styleBrewed with Safbrew T-58 and left in primary for four weeks before bottling.
Delicious beer that is true to the style. The orange peel added great taste and just a touch of bitterness. It ends up being a "juicy" beer to drink. Nice hazy appearance. Good head retention. Beautiful aroma.
The corriander is much more obvious than I expected, adding an earthy tone. In fact it's a little too strong for me: I pounded the seeds in their packaging using a meat tenderizer before opening. Next time I will probably not crush them at all and see how it turns out.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with the kit and will purchase again. If you like a good wit, don't pass this one by.March 2, 2017Witbier KitSo far everything seems to be great. Only issue was that the yeast packet was not included in the box. Customer Service was able to ship out asap. When I spoke to them I mentioned that I had missed an email sent out by Northern Brewer with the offer of $100 the Draft Brewer Dual Keg System. I was told that the offer could be extended. I was wondering if I can take you up on that offer now so that the system will arrive in time for me to put the Witbier in it? Let me know and I'll order right away. Thanks! DaveSeptember 19, 2016At yeast it's doneThe ingredients were great, properly measured and tightly sealed. However, the dry yeast used was a bit unreliable and weak. There was barely any fermentation activity. The coriander probably should be ground up as well before being shipped.May 30, 2016Never DisappointedThis kit has become one of my favorites over the last two years. I very much enjoy adding mango or raspberries and a little spice to create a more complex flavor profile.February 19, 2016Very GoodSatisfied with the base product - but do yourself a favor. Invest in a spice blend you like. I used a blend of citrus spices and grains of paradise. The beer started out far too woody and grassy, but 3 weeks after bottling it improved immensely and was intensely and supremely drinkable, so much so that 40 out of 50 bottles were gone in one evening with several friends. Its lower alcohol and very tasty. I was just forced to open the last bottle today due to the cap giving way, and I was treated to a floral note and taste that dominated the beer in the most delicious way, such that I've never had before. I may buy this kit and add several pounds of honey and spices - just to see what I get. Recommended!February 15, 2016great serviceFast delivery. Great productJanuary 7, 2016Just OKWasn't thrilled about the witbier. It's good but doesn't have that WOW factor for me. Maybe I messed up. Not sure. I like witbiers so I will probably try this again.December 1, 2015Decent traditional witWent with the 3944 yeast, OG was 1.040, FG 1.002. Fermented at 65-68 degrees for about 2 weeks, because the yeast works really really slow if you let it go below 65.You can't get the color right with the LME, I have gotten closer in the past with a wheat DME or plain extra light. Mine is more of an amber color. Usually I could not care less about color, but a Wit should be a light color. Added 0.5lb flaked wheat for head retention, which worked out well.However I'd recommend not letting the beer sit with the orange peel the whole time, because this batch basically tastes like some OJ got mixed in. It is considerably stronger orange peel flavor compared to all other Wits. If you can readily tell what spice was added to a beer, you probably went with too much.July 16, 2015
- Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 7 answersWhat is the Final specific gravity supposed to be?I had some trouble with the orange peels clogging up the works during transferring and bottling. Should I have strained the wort before adding it to the primary?BEST ANSWER: I sieve mine out before going into the primary fermenter, so I haven't had to deal with this. This witbier is great with a orange slice, although my final color is mush more amber than wit? Don't know why, it has 6 lbs of wheat malt, must be the specialty grains.Some one in a review mentioning adding mango to this brew. We are in the middle of mango season. I'm wondering how much for 5 gal, at what point, and how, chunks or puree?BEST ANSWER: How much to add will depend on the sweetness of the Mangos and the amount of flavor you want to add. I would start with 1 lb, pureed. You can always add more if the flavor is too light.Can you make this beer without the secondary fermentation? If yes how long should it stay in the primary?BEST ANSWER: Since the instructions state it's a 6-week beer, meaning 2 weeks in the primary, 2 weeks in the secondary, and 2 weeks in the bottle, it's best to do a secondary fermentation. However, after 2 weeks in the primary, it will still taste great (I'm sure), but not as great as it would if you have a secondary. Keep it in the primary for no more than 2 weeks. Also keep in mind that since you're not doing a secondary, there will be more sediment in your bottles but since this is a witbier, that shouldn't be a problem for you. Just make sure you keep it bottled for another 2 weeks, unless you're kegging it.
Cheers!I accidentally pitched S04. Will this significantly affect the flavor?BEST ANSWER: It will affect it some. It will still make good beer, just a bit different. It won't have the "Belgian-style" esters, but it ought to still make very good "spiced wheat beer" with this yeast used. -Mike W, Northern Brewer