2013-08-31 · Wit Guy White Ale
- Beer Style:
- Batch Size:
- Brew Type:
- All Grain
- Boil Duration:
- Mash Type:
- Single Infusion, 75mins, 65.5°C
- Mash Method:
- Chill Method:
- No-Chill Cube
- Original Gravity:
- Final Gravity:
- Pitched yeast
When I brewed the WhoGarden batch on July 2013, it was my intention that I will reuse the WLP400 liquid yeast to brew another batch of witbier, to maximize the value of the yeast. And so I decided to brew a recipe from Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher. Due to circumstances, however, it took me two months before I bottled that batch and I did not want to use yeast that has been sitting for so long. So I wound up pitching Fermentis WB-06.
The difference between the yeasts is very noticeable. Obviously the WLP400 made a much better beer. This one was good enough, true, but the yeast lend a certain tartness to the beer which I did not appreciate.
Surprisingly, this being a wheat beer and all, this turned out to be my clearest beer ever. And I mean clear, I could watch my computer monitor through it.
|Pale Ale Malt||600g|
|Boil||Northern Brewer (7.0%)||60mins (40mins)*||14g|
|Tettnanger (4.2%)||30mins (10mins)*||14g|
|Fermentation||Fermentis Safbrew WB-06||0.6ea|
* Bittering hop addition originally at 60 and 30 minutes, but I added them at 40 and 10 minutes to account for greater hop utilization due to the no-chill method.