Imperial Wit - Feedback please!

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  1. WildHighlander

    WildHighlander New Member

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    Here is a recipe that I'm planning to brew this Saturday. Feedback appreciated. :)

    Title: Imperial Wit

    Brew Method: Partial Mash
    Style Name: Belgian Specialty Ale
    Boil Time: 60 min
    Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
    Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
    Boil Gravity: 1.070
    Efficiency: 75% (brew house)

    STATS:
    Original Gravity: 1.107
    Final Gravity: 1.021
    ABV (standard): 11.2%
    IBU (tinseth): 28.38
    SRM (morey): 9.49

    FERMENTABLES:
    10 lb - Liquid Malt Extract - Wheat (58.8%)
    1.5 lb - Honey (Orange Blossom) (8.8%)

    MASHED
    1 lb - Belgian - Aromatic (5.9%)
    0.35 lb - Torrified Wheat (2.1%)
    2 lb - American - White Wheat (11.8%)

    1.5 lb - Honey (Orange Blossom) - (primary) (8.8%)
    0.65 lb - Flaked Wheat (3.8%)

    HOPS:
    3 oz - Saaz, Type: Pellet, AA: 3, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 26.02
    0.5 oz - Willamette, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 10 min, IBU: 2.36

    OTHER INGREDIENTS:
    0.5 oz - Orange Peel - Bitter, Time: 10 min, Type: Spice, Use: Boil
    0.5 oz - Coriander, Time: 10 min, Type: Spice, Use: Boil
    2 g - Grains of Paradise, Time: 2 min, Type: Spice, Use: Boil
    0.5 oz - Orange Peel - Bitter, Time: 2 min, Type: Spice, Use: Boil
    0.5 oz - Coriander, Time: 2 min, Type: Spice, Use: Boil

    YEAST:
    Wyeast - Forbidden Fruit 3463
    Starter: Yes
    Form: Liquid
    Attenuation (custom): 80%
    Flocculation: Low
    Optimum Temp: 63 - 76 F
    Fermentation Temp: 68 F
    Pitch Rate: 1.25 (M cells / ml / deg P)
     
  2. Smitty27

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    Will the honey be going int the boil or will it be going in at high krausen? If you are looking for honey flavor it will be best to put it in at high krausen. I've used honey before and it will ferment out completely and it still might at high krausen but that will probably be your best bet with it.

    Have you used Belgian Aromatic before? This can stand out quite a bit at even .5lb. I've used it a couple times before and stopped because I didn't care for it much. I think I'd use it about but only around 4oz for a 5 gallon batch.
     
  3. Nosybear

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    Imperial Wit.... Sounds like Saison to me.
     

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