Scotto's Rapier-Like Wit
wheat beer, wit, Belgian ale
Source: Scott Bukofsky (email@example.com),
My latest batch of beer seems to be taking an awful long time to ferment.
It's been a total of 2 and 1/2 weeks now, and it has only fallen to half
of its O.G. There is still some slow action in the airlock and bubbles
rising, but it looks like I'm in for another two weeks perhaps. This seems
Although this beer is labelled as a "wit", a true Belgian wit will be made
with unmalted barley. Still, this is an interesting approach to making an extract
version since I'm not sure how you'd handle unmalted wheat in this case.
- 3 lb Dutch extra-light DME
- 12 oz N. Western light DME
- 1 lb clover honey
- 3.3 lb N. Western Weizen extract
- 1.5 oz Hallertauer leaf hops
- 2 oz coriander
- 0.5 oz orange peel
- Wyeast Belgian white pitched from 32 oz of 1.050 starter
The yeast was pitched when VERY active, and visible signs of fermentation
were ween within 6 hours. O.G. was 1.060. Racked to secondary after 8
days, gravity only 1.040. After a week in secondary, gravity is 1.032.
Fermentation has taken place at an average temp of 65 degrees.