Fermentables Efficiency: 75.0% Batch size: 5.25 gal
|Briess Pilsen Light LME||4.5 lb||56%||2 °L|
|Wheat, Unmalted (Wheat Berries)||3.0 lb||37%||5 °L|
|Oats, Flaked||0.5 lb||6%||1 °L|
Hops Boil time: 60 min
|Czech Saaz||1.0 oz||60 min|
|Cascade (US)||0.5 oz||0 min|
|White Labs Belgian Wit Ale (WLP400)|
Steep Grains at 154deg for 60min prior to boil.
The Flaked oats are for smoothness and creaminess. The unmalted wheat is classic for the style. Add "1 handful" of wheat flour at 15 minutes. For mouthfeel. Unmalted Wheat only came in 1lb bags, so increased recipe to 5.25 gallons.
*** OG was way under, around 1.030. Transfered on 4.3.12 and Gravity read 1.006. Maybe my hydrometer is broken? Smell and taste as transfer very yeasty, almost sour.
*** Bottled on 5.14.12 Taste was just OK.
*** First bottle on 5.29. Has great potential, but can tell it's under gravity. The Yeast and Coriander are a bit too forward. I would brew this again and keep a better eye on the OG.