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  • Multigrain Witbier

    The use of multiple brewing flakes imparts a unique grainy character to this light, fruity, and refreshing beer style.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Pale Ale

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    4 lbs Pilsen Malt Base
    2 lbs Wheat Malt, White Wheat
    1.5 lbs Flaked Wheat Flakes
    .75 lb Flaked Rice Flakes
    .75 lb Flaked Yellow Corn Flakes
    .25 lb Flaked Oats Flakes
    .25 lb Rice Hulls
    .75 oz Northern Brewer Hops (7% AA) Boil 60 minutes
    1 oz Bitter Orange Peel Boil 10 minutes
    .5 oz Coriander Cracked Boil 1 minute
    1 vial WLP410 Belgian Wit II Yeast
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient Boil 10 minutes


    1. Mash grains at 154-158ºF for 45 minutes
    2. Heat to 170ºF
    3. Lauter
    4. Boil with bittering hops for 50 minutes
    5. Add Bitter Orange Peel, boil 9 minutes
    6. Add Coriander, boil 1 minute
    7. Cool to 70ºF, oxygenate wort
    8. Pitch 1 vial WLP410 Belgian Wit II Yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 70ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: None

    Fermentation Notes:

    Original Gravity: 1.045

    Final Gravity: 1.011

    Alcohol by Weight: 3.5%

    Alcohol by Volume: 4.4%

    IBU: 17

    Color: 3