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Brewers Gold Belgian Wit Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 5 lbs Belgian Pilsner Malt
- 1 lb Flaked Wheat
- 1 lb Flaked Oats
- 1 oz Brewers Gold Hops (60 minutes)
- 1 oz Sweet Orange Peel (5 minutes)
- 0.5 oz Coriander (5 minutes)
- 1 package Belgian Wit Yeast
- 5 gallons Water

Special equipment needed:
- Mash Tun
- Boil Kettle
- Fermentation Vessel
- Thermometer
- Hydrometer
- Auto-Siphon
- Bottling Bucket
- Bottles and Caps

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Heat 3 gallons of water to 165°F in the mash tun.
2. Add the Pilsner Malt, Flaked Wheat, and Flaked Oats to the mash tun and stir until well mixed.
3. Allow the mash to rest for 60 minutes at 152°F.
4. Sparge the mash with 2 gallons of 170°F water.
5. Bring the wort to a boil and add the Brewers Gold Hops.
6. Boil for 60 minutes.
7. Add the Sweet Orange Peel and Coriander to the boil with 5 minutes remaining.
8. Chill the wort to 70°F and transfer to the fermentation vessel.
9. Pitch the Belgian Wit Yeast and ferment for 2 weeks at 68°F.
10. Transfer the beer to the bottling bucket and prime with 3/4 cup of corn sugar.
11. Bottle the beer and allow to condition for 2 weeks.


- Time:
Preparation time: 4 hours
- Cooking time: 1 hour
Temperature:
- Mash temperature: 152°F
- Fermentation temperature: 68°F
Serving size:
- Makes 5 gallons or approximately 50 12-ounce bottles.

Nutritional information:
- Serving size: 12 ounces
- Calories: 150
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Protein: 2g
- Fat: 0g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Belgian Pilsner Malt can be substituted with any base malt.
- Flaked Wheat can be substituted with Flaked Barley or Flaked Rye.
- Flaked Oats can be substituted with Flaked Corn or Rice.
- Brewers Gold Hops can be substituted with any bittering hop.
- Sweet Orange Peel can be substituted with Bitter Orange Peel.
- Coriander can be substituted with Grains of Paradise.

Variations:
- Add 1 lb of Honey to the boil for a Honey Belgian Wit.
- Add 1 lb of Strawberries to the secondary fermentation for a Strawberry Belgian Wit.
- Add 1 lb of Blueberries to the secondary fermentation for a Blueberry Belgian Wit.

Tips and tricks:
- Use a water filter to remove any chlorine from the water.
- Stir the mash frequently to prevent clumping.
- Use a wort chiller to cool the wort quickly.
- Use a blow-off tube during fermentation to prevent overflow.

Storage instructions:
- Store the bottles in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

Reheating instructions:
- Not applicable.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in a Belgian Wit glass with a slice of orange.

Garnishes:
- Orange slice.

Pairings:
- Seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.

Suggested side dishes:
- Garlic bread, roasted vegetables, and rice.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the beer is too sweet, reduce the amount of Flaked Oats.
- If the beer is too bitter, reduce the amount of Brewers Gold Hops.
- If the beer is too cloudy, reduce the amount of Flaked Wheat.

Food safety advice:
- Sanitize all equipment before use.
- Use a hydrometer to ensure proper fermentation.

Food history:
- Belgian Wits originated in the Middle Ages and were traditionally brewed with wheat, coriander, and orange peel.

Flavor profiles:
- Light-bodied with a citrusy and spicy flavor.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve chilled.

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