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“Wit”ness Pale Ale

If you’re a fan of white IPAs looking for something a bit lower in ABV, give a white pale ale a try. This one features zesty hop aroma along with flavor of orange and tangerine.

Type: Ale

Style: Pale Ale

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: All grain

Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Team


Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
8.25 lbs Briess Pilsen Malt Mashing grain
2.25 lbs Briess Torrified Wheat Mashing grain
0.5 lb Briess Caracrystal® Wheat Malt Mashing grain
5 oz Rice Hulls (optional) Mashing aid
0.5 oz Summit Hops (17% AAU) 30 min boil
1 oz Mandarina Bavaria Hops (8.5% AAU) 20 min boil
0.5 oz Summit Hops (17% AAU) 10 min boil
0.25 oz Bitter Orange Peel 5 min boil
4 oz Mandarina Bavaria Hops (8.5% AAU) Secondary Fermenter
1 pack White Labs WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale Yeast Fermenter
1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil


  1. Bring 3.9 gallons of water to 166°F.
  2. Mash grains at 154°F for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Heat 3.9 gallons of 180°F sparge water in a kettle.
  4. Sparge and collect 6.3 gallons in kettle; bring to boil.
  5. Boil 30 minutes, then add 0.5 oz Summit hops.
  6. Boil 10 more minutes and add 1 oz Mandarina Bavaria hops.
  7. After 10 more minutes add 0.5 oz Summit hops and yeast nutrient.
  8. Boil 10 minutes and turn heat off.
  9. Cool beer to 74°F. Transfer to fermenter.
  10. Pitch one pack of White Labs WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale Yeast.

Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 70°F - 74°F.

Secondary Fermentation: Add 4 oz of Mandarina Bavaria to fermenter. Ferment for 2 weeks at 67°F - 70°F.

Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with ¾ cup dissolved priming sugar, and ¼ packet of WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale Yeast for 3-4 weeks at 70°F.

Original Gravity: 1.053

Final Gravity: 1.012

Alcohol by Weight:

Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%

IBU: 58

Color: 8


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