Fresh Hop Belgian WitBatch Size:5.5 gal.
Brewed By: Fox Island BrewingEfficiency:60%
Malt NameWt. (lbs.)% of Mash
Pale Malt 2-Row (Briess)542.6
Wheat Malt542.6
Flaked Oats18.5
Crystal (20L).252.1
Total Weight11.75
Mash & Sparge Water info.
Strike Temp.Mash In GallonsSparge GallonsSparge Temp.
171.8°F3.4 gal.4.4 gal.170°F
Hop VarietyAlpha Acid %Amt. (oz.)Boil (min.)Hop IBU
Hallertauer - Whole4.50.5205.4
Hallertauer - Whole4.50.5103.2
Hallertauer - Whole4.5153.5
Simcoe - Whole12124.0
Beer Stats
Estimated Beer ColorSGABV(%)AA(%)Balance Value (BV)
4 SRM1.0474.978.70.77
FGIBUCaloriesTarget BV
(per 16 oz. Pint)
Target Beer Style Info. & Typical Ingredients

SG Range: 1.044 to 1.052
FG Range: 1.008 to 1.012
IBU Range: 10 to 20
SRM Range: 2 to 4
About 50% unmalted wheat (traditionally soft white winter wheat) and 50% pale barley malt (usually Pils malt) constitute the grist. In some versions, up to 5-10% raw oats may be used. Spices of freshly-ground coriander and CuraƧao or sometimes sweet orange peel complement the sweet aroma and are quite characteristic. Other spices (e.g., chamomile, cumin, cinnamon, Grains of Paradise) may be used for complexity but are much less prominent. Ale yeast prone to the production of mild, spicy flavors is very characteristic. In some instances a very limited lactic fermentation, or the actual addition of lactic acid, is done.
This information is derived from the BJCP Style Guidelines, 2008 edition, with permission of the copyright owner, Beer Judge Certification Program, Inc. The most current version of the full guidelines can be found on the BJCP website,
Session Notes
Yeast Strain(s) Used: WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale
Fermentaion Temp: 68°F
This is a Fresh (or Wet) Hop recipe so the actual hop amounts were 5 times what is shown. 2.5 oz of freshly picked Hallertauer at 20 min, another 2.5 oz of Hallertauer at 10 min, 5 oz of Hallertauer at 5 min and 1 oz of dried Citra (not Simcoe, Citra was not on the list) at 2 min along with .8 oz cracked coriander seed (one spice jar from Safway), 1.5 oz of sweet orange peel (also from Safeway spice jar), .5 oz lemon zest and .5 oz of lime vest.