Whitey - A Vanilla Wit

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: tgrier (Shared)
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Brewer: Tony Grier
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: Witbier (16A)
Boil Size: 6.79 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 3.2 SRMEquipment: Pot and Cooler ( 5 Gal/19 L) - All Grain
Bitterness: 29.8 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.055 (13.6° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.013 SG (3.4° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 5.5%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
2.00 tsp Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60 min) Misc 1
6 lbs Brewers Malt 2-Row (Briess) (1.8 SRM) Grain 2
4 lbs Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 3
8.00 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4
1.00 lbs Belgian Candi (Dark) (Boil 60 min) Misc 5
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 6
0.75 oz Styrian Goldings [5.4%] - Boil 30 min Hops 7
0.25 oz Styrian Goldings [5.4%] - Boil 15 min Hops 8
3.00 tsp Coriander Seed (Boil 15 min) Misc 9
3.00 tsp Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 15 min) Misc 10
2.00 Vanilla Bean (Madagascar) (Boil 15 min) Misc 11
1.00 g Seeds of Paradise (Boil 15 min) Misc 12
1 pkgs Blanche Ale Yeast (Brewferm #Y015) Yeast 13


Did not get good boil. May want to try with good 60-90 min boil and see if this improves. Will be a real winner of so as it is good now. Lager-ed 10 bottles, 2 with chilly peppers. Opened one and it was flat so took all out of fridge, shook and left in 70deg area. Check these for taste and other differences. Color: more yellow than whitish (maybe boil?) cloudy as expected Smell: Initially REINGOLD! Later more "Belgian" like Taste: Nice tingle, vanilla, orange , creamy with classic Belgian like finish (Duval, Trimins) Added 1/2 bean maybe try full bean next time. Continue to extract the inner part of the bean to boil at 5 min mark. Try all grain next?
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