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Belgian Witbier Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Original Belgian Witbier Beer Kit never sits on a shelf. Your grains are crushed to order. Your ingredients are packed fresh and you don't pay for a flashy box. It's all about providing you with the freshest ingredients for you to make your best beer.

Your Label Peelers Original Belgian Witbier is a light, refreshing beer that is brewed with traditional Belgian yeast and wheat malt. It has a hazy appearance and a light golden color. The flavor profile includes notes of citrus and spice, with a hint of coriander and orange peel. The aroma is fruity, with hints of banana and clove. The palate is light and crisp, with a slightly tart, dry finish. Belgian Witbier is perfect for summer days, and is a great accompaniment to a variety of dishes.

  • OG: 1.044-1.051
  • FG: 1.010-1.013
  • ABV: 5.1% 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Can Briess Bavarian Wheat LME
  • 2 lbs Briess Bavarian Wheat DME
  • 8 oz Flaked Wheat
  • 8 oz Flaked Oats
  • 8 oz Crushed Torrified Wheat Malt
  • 1 lb Crushed Belgian Pale Malt
  • 1  oz Centennial Hops (Bittering 60 Minutes)
  • .5 oz Lemondrop (Aroma 5 Minutes)
  • .5 oz Lemondrop (Dry Hop)
  • .5 oz Coriander Seeds (Lightly Crushed-Last 15 minutes)
  • 1 oz Bitter Orange Peel (Last 15 minutes)
  • 1 Pack Safbrew WB-06 Dried Yeast
  • 5 oz Priming Sugar

DIRECTIONS

Put all grains into grain bag and put into 2 gallon of water and bring it to 150-160 degrees and keep wort at this temp for 20-30 minutes. Remove grain bag and Sparge with 2 gallons of warm water to bring volume to 4 gallons (if you have a bigger pot try to bring volume to about 5.5 gallons.) Bring water to near boil. Remove boiling pot from heat and add extracts. Return to heat. When the wort starts to boil again, add bittering hops and boil for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, add Irish moss and spice pack (just throw both in the pot, don't worry about bagging them up.) Boil for 10 minutes and add aroma hops. Boil 5 minutes for a total boil time of 1 hour. Turn off heat and let sit with lid on for 5 min and let steep. Mix hot wort with enough water to obtain 5.5 gallons of wort total volume (this helps when transferring later to secondary because you will have to add little to no additional water to obtain a full 5 gallons of beer.) Cool wort to around 75 degrees or less and pitch yeast. Ferment for 5-7 days at around 65-75 degrees. Add Dry Hops to 5 gallon carboy and transfer beer from primary. Let sit for a minimum of 2 weeks at fermentation temperatures to assure fermentation is complete. At this point, transfer into bottling bucket that has priming sugar or DME dissolved in warm water in bottom. Proceed to Bottling. Age for at least 2-3 weeks before drinking. Adding a slice of orange or lemon in glass may enhance the flavors. Enjoy!

 

OTHER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NEED
 

If you are making a beer kit for the first time, an equipment kit is a great and low-stress way to get all the equipment you need to make your Belgian Witbier

This Brewer's Best Equipment Kit is top of the line and comes complete for a beginner brewer.

  • Equipment kit includes: 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Primary Fermenter with Grommeted Lid 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Bottling Bucket with Spigot 
  • Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser 
  • Auto-Siphon 
  • 5 Gallon Glass Carboy 
  • Plastic Paddle
  • Carboy Brush
  • Hydrometer
  • Liquid Crystal Thermometer
  • Bottle Brush
  • Black Beauty Capper
  • Econolock
  • Drilled Bung
  • Lab Thermometer
  • Bottle Filler
  • Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp
  • IO-Star
  • 20 qt. Brew Pot
  • Equipment Instructions

star sanSanitizer and Spray Bottle

Good sanitation practices are absolutely fundamental to good beer making. Five Star San is the premier sanitizer you will need to make your Belgian Witbier beer kit. A great practice for extra protection is to have a spray bottle filled with sanitizing solution so you can re-sanitize everything that touches or goes near your beer. Sanitation is much more difficult with beer than wine because beer has a higher pH. Wine's high acidity makes bacterial infection less likely but with beer, one small mishap can cost you your batch. 

amber beer bottleBottles

When your Belgian Witbier is done, you will need bottles. This standard 12 ounce bottle is a good choice. You will need 54 for a 5 gallon batch. Bottles do not come with caps.

5 gallon glass carboy

Carboys   

The 5 gallon carboy pictured here is the standard size for any beer kit. If you have never worked with a carboy, it is important to know they should not be moved full without a carboy handle or a carrier. 

brew-pot.pngBrew Pots

The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for any beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch. 

wart-chiller.pngWort Chillers and Thermometers

Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your Belgian Witbier wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer that reads fast temperature fluctuations.  

SiphonsSiphons

Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without it again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. 

FermenterFermenters

The fermenter pictured here is standard for a 5 gallon beer kit.

minijet-tubing-34987-97929.jpgHoses

 Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. Hoses are very hard to clean and beer is very susceptible to bacterial infection. You do not want to risk losing your Belgian Witbier over a few feet of unsanitary hose. 

4708-anti-splash-funnel-95307-32839.jpgFunnels

Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles. 

AirlocksAirlocks

It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.   

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced. They can dry out and harbor bacteria. 

 carboy brushCarboy Brush

Keeping your carboy clean before and after use is key to avoid bacterial infection in your beer. A carboy brush is a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies. 

bottle-washer.pngStainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer

Stainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer is a convenient way of cleaning your bottles and/or carboys.  This high quality tool will come in handy.  Hooks up straight to your faucet with the bottle washer adapter (#4804) and puts out plenty of pressure to clean those stubborn stains from beer bottles that have been sitting around. 

bottle capperCapper

When you bottle your Belgian Witbier, you will need to cap your bottles. This capper is inexpensive, easy to use and does not require attaching to a counter. It has a magnet to hold the cap in place.  

 

 

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 DID YOU KNOW

In Belgium, witbier is usually served in a small 250-ml glass.