BeerSmith's Wit (8 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: BeerSmith (Shared)
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Brewer: Brad Smith
Batch Size: 10.00 galStyle: Witbier (16A)
Boil Size: 12.57 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 3.9 SRMEquipment: Pot and Cooler (10 Gal/37.8 L) - All Grain
Bitterness: 19.2 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.049 (12.1° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 4.9%Taste Rating: 47.0

Amount Name Type #
9 lbs 5.96 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.2 SRM) Grain 1
9 lbs 5.96 oz Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 2
2.09 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 3
1.50 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5 min) Misc 4
1.50 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5 min) Misc 5
2.0 pkgs Belgian Wit Ale (White Labs #WLP400) Yeast 6

Taste Notes

Great tasting Wit! A summer favorite! Lacy white head that lasts and lasts. Distinctive, light wheat beer with a hint of spice.


Many thanks to Jay Russ for starting me on Wit - and providing some starter recipes from which this one eventually evolved!


Very popular with guests

by BeerSmith

This is a great summer stock beer, and one that guests really enjoy even if they are not big craft beer fans. It has a mild taste and finish but the spice provides just enough flavor to make it unique.

by ingrid

Very Good

by tx_brewer

Ive made this recipe twice, and both times it has been great!

by yucher741

Отличное пиво,особенно с апельсином вприкуску

by nzbrew

Used 3oz fresh orange peel, this beer came out great! Will be a favorite in summer!

Try with Wyeast 3463 Forbidden Fruit

by feltrider

This is the second time I made this beer, as it was awesome the first time around. This last time, I split the batch. I pitched the WLP400 in one fermentor, as called for in the original recipe, and pitched Wyeast 3463 Forbidden Fruit in the other.

Both batches turned out great, but the 3463 Forbidden Fruit batch is my new favorite. The spicy notes of clove, nutmeg and banana are more pronounced, but not overwhelming. Still, I'm sure that the WLP400 will be more of a crowd favorite as the original recipe is still great. So, I see myself splitting the batch and pitching both yeast strains in the future.

Very Good

by BarronsBrewhouse

This was my first ever brew and couldn't be happier. Great taste good head retention. Will be brewing this again.

Nice One

by zt67638

Did a 90 min mash and fermented at 68* - Great orange aroma with a little white cake in there too. Very smooth, honey wheat flavor with that bitter orange peel finish. This was a 4.5 abv for me so hardly any alcohol taste (how a wit should be). Just a great refreshing drink, perfect for spring summer.

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