Witbier – All Grain


General Info

Split batch. Fermenting this one with straight-up Belgian Wit yeast.

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
4.00 pounds German Pilsen Malt (2-Row) 40%
2.75 pounds German Wheat Malt Light 27.5%
1.25 pounds German Wheat Malt Dark 12.5%
0.50 pounds Flaked Oats 5%
1.50 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 15%
10.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Non-Fermentable Time
0.75 oz Bitter Orange Peel 5 minutes
0.50 oz. Coriander Seed 5 minutes
2 tea bags Chamomile 5 minutes


Amount Hop Time AA
0.50 ounces Sterling 60 min 7.7%
0.50 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
Belgian Witbier Wyeast 3944 125 ml

Equipment Profile 15 Gallon/57 Liter Brew Pot (15) and 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Mash Profile Single Infusion "Sweet Spot" Mash, No Mash Out


Well suited for many American style where balance is desired.

Mash Steps

# Name Time Temp. Description
1 Infusion 60 min. 152°F

"Sweet spot" infusion - balanced between Beta and Alpha Amalyse reactions.

Water Profile Denver, Colorado


  • Single infusion mash at 152°F, or single decoction.
  • Boil 90 minutes, adding hops according to schedule.
  • Add dried zests and coriander at 85 minutes into boil.
  • Cool wort.
  • Pitch yeast.

Fermentation and Aging

14 days @ 70° F

Sardonic Wit

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Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 3.3    
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Sparge Water Amount: 4.3    
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Pre-Boil Gravity:      
Pre-Boil Amount: 5.5    
Post-Boil Amount: 5    
Boil Time: 90    
OG: 1.060 / 14.7° P    
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