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Sage Lime Wit Beer

Sage Lime Wit Beer

July Club Shop Brew Belgian Witbier with Matt & Andy On Sunday July 31st, just in time to still call it July, Matt Myerhoff and Andy Ziskin let a shop brew-crew in brewing a Belgian Witbier with a little bit of a twist. In looking at Jamil's Brewing Classic Styles we noticed he preferred using fresh orange zest and chamomile tea in his recipe. To give our beer a little more unique character we decided to use fresh lime zest, leaves and sage mostly from Andy's garden. We had an excellent brew crew, thank you to Jay, Susie, Scot, Justin, Jeremy and Cullen. To pass time during the mash, Matt brought a projector and we watched a few beer related videos in the comfort of the air conditioned club house. Of course, there was plenty of really great Homebrew shared by all. We may have over sparged just a bit and missed our OG by a few points, but a great day was had by all. A very special thanks to Alex from Westlake Brewing for donating a huge pitch of yeast for our Brewers! Look for the beer to make an appearance at the September club meeting and the Oktoberfest party. Recipe for 40G Estimated OG was 1.051 / Actual OG 1.044

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Sage Lime Wit Beer

Method: All Grain Style: Witbier
Boil Time: 60 min Batch Size: 40 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 41.84 gallons Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Boil Gravity: 1.040 (recipe based estimate) Hop Utilization Multiplier: 1
Original Gravity: 1.042
Final Gravity: 1.010
ABV (standard): 4.15%
IBU (tinseth): 22.36
SRM (morey): 3.08
Mash pH: 5.75
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
32 lb Pilsen Malt 2-Row 37 1.2 50%
32 lb White Wheat 38 2.4 50%
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
9 oz Domestic Hallertau Pellet 4.8 Boil 60 min 22.36
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
24 gal Strike 152 F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
4 oz Lime Zest Flavor Boil 5 min
0.5 oz Lime Leaves Flavor Boil 5 min
0.5 oz Sage Herb Boil 5 min
Wyeast - Belgian Witbier 3944
Attenuation (avg): 74% Flocculation: Med-Low
Optimum Temp: 62 - 75 °F Starter: No
Fermentation Temp: - Pitch Rate: 0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P)
CO2 Level: 4.04 Volumes
Target Water Profile: 35315
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0

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Date: 2021-08-23 03:52 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2021-08-23 03:52 UTC
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  • Sounds great. If people who don’t have lime trees in their yard, what you recommend as a substitute? More lime zest?

    Michael Dicken

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