Blue Moons Wit on Deck

On June 22, 2008, in Homebrewing, Recipes, by Mark Ranes

Blue Moons Wit LabelThe Blue Moons Wit I always have on tap blew a couple weeks back, so it is time to brew some more!  This evening I measured and filtered my brewing water and milled the grains.  I’ll be getting up kind of early tomorrow morning in hopes of beating the afternoon heat.  This time I’ll be backing off on the coriander just a bit, for a more subdued spice note.  Also, I can’t find any Saaz hops so the guy at MoreBeer suggested substituting Sterlings for bittering.  I a whole hop kinda guy, but all they had was Sterling pellets, so they have to do.  I’m sure it will turn out just fine.  This ale always has such a nice citrusy orange aroma as it leaves the boil kettle.  The fresh orange zest from two large oranges make the carboys smell like orange juice:)  Here are the recipe particulars:

Blue Moons Wit
16-A Witbier

Size: 10.08 gal
Efficiency: 65.0%
Attenuation: 76.0%
Calories: 200.11 per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.060 (1.044 – 1.052)
Terminal Gravity: 1.014 (1.008 – 1.012)
Color: 5.8 (2.0 – 4.0)
Alcohol: 6.0% (4.5% – 5.5%)
Bitterness: 20.95 (10.0 – 20.0)

Ingredients:
2 tbsp 5.2 pH Stabilizer – added during mash
12.0 lbs Pilsner Malt
12.0 lbs White Wheat Malt
2.0 lbs Oats Flaked
1.0 lbs Rice Hulls
1.0 oz Sterling (7.5%) – added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
1.5 oz Hallertau (4.5%) – added during boil, boiled 20.0 min
2.0 oz Bitter Curacao/Bitter Orange (Peel) – added during boil, boiled 15 min
3.0 tsp Orange zest – added during boil, boiled 15.0 min
1.0 tsp Corriander crushed – added during boil, boiled 15.0 min
1.0 tsp Wyeast Nutrient  – added during boil, boiled 15.0 min
1600.0 Starter mL White Labs WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale

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2 Responses to Blue Moons Wit on Deck

  1. Mark…you should stop by our store…we have Saaz leaf in stock, Sterling leaf for that matter as well.

  2. Mark Ranes says:

    I will! I’m going to be in your neighborhood this Friday, I think. My wife needs to get her car serviced in Livermore! Sounds like a perfect excuse to stop by, intorduce myself, and pick up some hops!

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