Author Topic: What kind of beer?  (Read 1105 times)

Offline madscientist

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What kind of beer?
« on: January 18, 2012, 01:31:28 PM »
So after a few weeks in the fridge, my witbier has turned unusually clear.  It still tastes great, but it leads me to a few questions.  What if I scaled back the wheat malt, increased the pilsner malt, and still fermented it with a wit yeast.  Also what if i removed the corriander and orange peel altogether.  Would this still qualify as a wit? 
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Offline brewmanator

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Re: What kind of beer?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 02:56:52 PM »
If it looks like a wit and tastes like a wit, then by most measures its a wit...

By scaling back the wheat and dropping the coriander and orange peel you probably end up with something that resembles a low alcohol Belgian blond.
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Re: What kind of beer?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 04:19:47 PM »
My wits tend to drop pretty clear, as well.  I'll rock the keg now and then to get it a l'il bit cloudy.

Clear or not, they still taste like a wit.

I think if you took out the coriander you'd eliminate one of the flavors people typically expect in a wit.
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