Wit, Belgian ale, wheat beer, all-grain
Source: Jay Reeves (email@example.com),
HBD Issue #1985, 3/15/96
With spring & summer just around the corner (for the
northern hemisphere anyway), this is a great refreshing
beer to drink lots of on a warm day, being moderate in
alcohol. The name comes from the fact that several
fireflies (lightening bugs - Lampyridae family) magically
appeared in the mash. This one won first place in the
2nd Annual Naked Pueblo Competition.
Ingredients: (for 6-1/2 gallons)
- 6lb Belgian Pils
- 4.6lb White Summer Wheat
- 9.6oz Flaked Oats
- 1.0oz 5.2% EK Goldings - 60min
- 0.5oz 5.2% Styrian Goldings - 10min
- 0.5oz 5.2% Styrian Goldings - @knockout
- 0.5oz Curacao Orange Peel
- 0.5oz Sweet Orange Peel
- 2.0oz Coriander Seed
- 5ml Lactic Acid
- Wyeast #3944 Belgian White Ale Yeast
- Several Fireflies
Mash & sparge your favorite way and don't forget the
fireflies. Boil 10 minutes for break material then
60 minutes following the hop schedule. Add 1/2 of
the orange peels and 1/2 the coriander 10min to
knockout and the remaining orange peels/coriander
5 minutes to knockout. Chill & pitch. Ferment @ 65F.
Mix 5ml of lactic acid to batch at bottling.
It takes about 3 months for this beer to come into
it's own: the lactic taste (sour) blended in real
well after that period.
- OG: 1.051 (12.5 plato)
- FG: 1.016 (4.0 plato)
- Color: 4 SRM
- IBU: 20
- Alcohol: 4.6% abv.