Friday, December 3, 2010

#009 Belgian Ginger Wit

#009 Ginger Wit


Type: All Grain
Date: 4/17/2010
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
Brewer: Jeremiah
Boil Size: 13.20 galAsst Brewer: James
Boil Time: 90 minEquipment: Brew Pot (15 Gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (10 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 47.0Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00
Taste Notes: Great tasting Wit! A summer favorite! Lacy white head that lasts and lasts. Distinctive, light wheat beer with a hint of spice.
AmountItemType% or IBU
13.00 lbPale Malt (2 Row) Bel (2.4 SRM)Grain59.87 %
8.50 lbMalted White Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM)Grain39.14 %
0.22 lbAcid Malt (3.0 SRM)Grain0.99 %
56.70 gmSaaz [6.70 %] (75 min)Hops30.0 IBU
85.05 gmTettnang [4.70 %] (60 min)Hops31.6 IBU
1.73 ozCoriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min)Misc
1.73 ozOrange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5.0 min)Misc
4.00 ozGinger Root (Boil 2.0 min)Misc
1 PkgsBelgian Ale (Wyeast Labs #1214)Yeast-Ale
1 PkgsBelgian Witbier (Wyeast Labs #3944)Yeast-Wheat
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.057 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.049 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.53 %Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.69 %
Bitterness: 61.6 IBUCalories: 218 cal/pint
Est Color: 4.2 SRMColor:
Mash Profile
Mash Name: ** J's Single Step MashTotal Grain Weight: 21.72 lb
Sparge Water: 9.82 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 170.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: 5.4 PH
** J's Single Step Mash
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
60 minMash InAdd 27.14 qt of water at 165.9 F154.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2)Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 21.6 PSICarbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 
SG=1.084 @ 74F
OG=? I don't think 1.049 is correct, I could feel this after 1 serving

future notes:
try adding ginger to secondary for more of a "hot ginger" taste
Belgian Wit yeast was better in the end, However, the Abbey might have been contaminated.

Look for chamomile next time to add to the batch. And maybe seeds of paradise too.
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