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Old 13-05-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Apologies, I know this has been asked a million times and I've googled etc but just gotten myself confused. Does anybody have an extract recipe similar to Hoegaarden? I had a couple of pints last night and enjoyed it, so I guess I'm looking for a light white with that citrus/spice edge. Not got the gear for AG so looking for something based around wheat malt or a kit (Brewferm?) any help would be greatly received!

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Old 13-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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what you want is some wheat malt some light malt just add amounts to reach an og of around 1050 ,( i got that at 1.5 kg each) do a 50% wheat 50% light then you want to boil around 30g of orange peel for 15 mins in dme plus add crushed corriander seed 28g for 1 min of boil and if poss use wlp400 yeast , my best brew to date (although it was AG) also use saaz hops you want around 15 IBU so if you can boil around 6 litres of water for 60 mins with your dme you will prob need around 130g of hops (alot more than if you was boiling more water on a normal brew

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Old 13-05-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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Really difficult to make a belgian wit clone from extract alone as these beers use raw wheat in the grist make up. It would at least have to be a partial mash with Diastatic extract and flaked wheat.

An american wheat clone is possible (like blue moon) that's pretty citrusy with wheat malt extract. To make it more citrusy use some styrian goldings. An amount of crushed coriander seeds and orange peel in the last 15mins of the boil. Use wit beer yeast. Ferment at ale temp 20C.

You don't have to use the curacao orange peel - I found it a bit too bitter. Normal orange peel with the pith (white stuff) removed is okay - make sure you use an organic orange as there is no wax on the skin. Wax kills the head in the final beer.

To get the cloudiness maybe chuck in some wheat flour - a couple of tablespoons?

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Old 13-05-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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Two world class answers thanks gents. I havent got the gear (yet) to go full AG so will try first with a wheat extrace and light dme, I think I'll have a play and see what happens. I'll kick one off as soon as the Sundew comes out the FV!

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Brewferm Wheat Beer is a white kit. I reakon if you chucked that with some orange peel and coriander seed, you wouldnt be miles off!

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Old 13-05-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Cheers Rob, I think I might just boil a few bits up and see what happens. I'll take a few notes and bottle the result.

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:48 AM   #7
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Done this one this evening boiled 1.5kg of extra light barley and 1.5kg of wheat malt with 120g of saaz (in 6l water), added 50g of saaz and 50g of orange peel for the last 15mins and cracked coriander for the last 2 mins, sieved and pitched wl wit II yeast at 72c, we'll see what happens now! With a bit of luck it'll be ready for summer assuming summer ever comes!

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i take it 72c is a typo as thats way too hot Aitch to pitch , should be more like 20c , maybe you mean 72f ?

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i take it 72c is a typo as thats way too hot Aitch to pitch , should be more like 20c , maybe you mean 72f ?
Lol yes 20deg c 72f ish! Bubbling away merrily this morning.
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