Witbier Recipe - Sarahs Garden

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Sarahs Garden

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All Grain
5.5 Gallon(s)
7 Gallon(s)
90 min
75%
Hoegarrden-ish clone. I think it comes very close. I put a little extra orange in mine cause I like it and Chamomile to add an herbal perfume nose. If you skip the fresh orange zest and chamomile you pretty much can't tell the difference between this and the real thing. with this version usually coming out as top choice.

Fermentables

48% - Pilsner - BE
5
36
2
Mash
43% - Flaked Wheat - US
4.5
35
2
Mash
10% - Flaked Oats - US
1
37
1
Mash

Hops

Millennium
0.25
Pellet
Boil
60 min(s)
14.9
12.7
Saaz
0.25
Pellet
Boil
15 min(s)
3
1.3
Styrian Goldings
0.25
Pellet
Boil
15 min(s)
2.9
1.2

Yeast

Wyeast Belgian Witbier 3944
74%

Other Stuff

Bitter Orange Zest 5 min
0.25
oz
Boil
Chamomile @ 5 min 7 grams
7
each
Boil
Fresh Tangerine zest @5 min
1
oz
Boil
Sugar Plum Spice Tea Celestial seasonings tea bag at 5 min
1
each
Boil
Sugar Plum Spice Tea Celestial seasonings
1
each
Secondary
Coriander
0.25
oz
Secondary
Chamomile in secondary 7 grams
7
each
Secondary
Coriander
0.25
oz
Secondary

Mash Steps

Saccharification Rest
Decoction
125
15 min
Saccharification Rest
Infusion
154
75 min
Mash-Out
Infusion
170
20 min

Special Instructions

1.
2 Stage mash to ensure wheat converts.
2.
I use Badia brand Chamomile in .25 oz pkg (14.5 grams)
3.
Celestial Seasonings tea can be used in place of Chamomile or ommited
4.
my boil volume is high because I use a 20 gal pot for 5 gal batches so my evaporation rate at boil is higher, adjust boil volume to your equipment.
5.
The tea, Chamomile, Coriander and orange should be subtle reduce amounts if desired.
6.
First batch of orange, herbs and spice at 5 min left in boil
7.
Second batch of orange, herbs and spice in secondary right before cold crash for aroma

Tasting Notes (1)

GFUBrewCo

Tasted on 10/21/2017 by GFUBrewCo

Notes:

Great light anytime brew. Very very close to the real thing. I like the slightly elevated orange and herbal notes a lot. IMHO its and improvement over the original for my pallet. If you half the amount of Chamomile and fresh orange and omit the Tea. it will be an exact clone. Thats how I did my first brew in the spring. We crushed the keg before the summer even started. We just tapped the keg today with my second version (this one with extra orange and herbs) The taste is exactly the same as Hoegarrden except it has more nose, more aroma. I love it and so far so does everyone who has sampled it.

Recipe Facts

Sarahs Garden
Witbier
  • 5.50 Gallons Liters Batch Size
  • 7.00 Gallons Liters Boil Size
  • 90  min Boil Time
  • 1.051 OG
  • 1.013 FG
  • 15.3 IBU (tinseth) Bitterness
  • 0.30 BG:GU
  • 3.6° SRM Color
  • 75% Efficiency
  • 4.9% ABV Alcohol
  • 170 per 12oz Calories
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