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Offline drp53188

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wit beer
« on: June 06, 2009, 12:53:41 PM »
need to sub ground coriander for seed , anybody know the amount
also could not get bitter orange peel but have orange extract, what do you think?????  Don
homemade 10 gal all grain system.
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Re: wit beer
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 05:28:49 PM »
My friend, I just brewed a Wit today. I used .5 oz of seed (make sure you crush them) and boiled for 2 minutes. The advice I got from an expert (was .5 crushed for ten minutes, but I was looking for a light flavor as far as the seeds). I used two fresh lemons and two fresh naval oranges, and CAREFULLY grated the zest of of the. I also used one oz of fresh Chamomile. all of these were mixed together prior to putting into pot and I have to say, The smel was wonderful. I wouldn't personally use the orange extract. The real deal is SOOOOOO much better. Let me know what you decide on. Mine is started to bubble away already with a pleasant aroma. The wort was good enough to drink non alcoholic. I truly believe it was the fresh ingredients. Chamomile was a GREAT idea as well. Good luck,

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Re: wit beer
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 01:07:47 PM »
I make a Wit for the wife and use 1tsp of seed's with a morter and pestle. Do not grind them to a pulp, merely break the seed's up. There are numerous books out there that tell you that fresh is always better. Speaking from experience, I would have to agree. If you get the bitter orange peel from HBS it has the pulp on it, from what I have read it is ill advised to use the pulp. For a 5G/19L batch I use 1 organic lemon, 2 organic oranges, and 1 organic grapefruit (I think it was from Randy Mosher's book "Designing Great Beer's"). I use organic because the amount of pesticides used is lessened. You still need to wash the fruit, but it should be better for you and your beer!

I will have to try the Chamomile addition, that sounds like it would be a nice addition! I have also heard of using Star Anise, but I'm not into the licorice flavor...
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