Recipe: OBK Witbier

A refreshing, elegant, tasty, moderate-strength wheat based ale. Pale straw in colour, this beer will be very cloudy from starch haze and yeast, which gives it a milky, whitish-yellow appearance. Dense, white, moussy head. A medium-light bodied ale with a smooth creaminess from the wheat, although finishes dry. Flavours are light, slightly grainy with wheat aromatics. Coriander and orange peel bring a citrusy orangey fruitiness.

Source: Ontario Beer Kegs

Beer Specifications

Beer Name: OBK Witbier
Beer Style: Wheat
Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.25 gallons / 20 litres
Estimated SRM:
Estimated IBU: 12
Estimated OG: 1.049
Estimated FG: 1.012
Estimated ABV: 4.8%

Grain Bill/Fermentables

Lbs Fermentables
5 Pilsner
4 Wheat Malt


Oz Min Hops
1 60 Saaz

Additions (Optional)

Amount Min Hops
1 oz 5 Ground Coriander Seeds
1-3 5 Sweet Orange Peel


# Yeast
1 SafAle S-33

Fermentation Schedule

21 days Primary
7-14 days Bottle Conditioning
Optimal Fermentation Temperature: 59-68°F / 10-20°C
Place fermenter in stable temperature, out of the light.


Mash Temperature: 150°F / 65.5°C
Mash Time: 60 min
Strike Water Volume: 3.5 gallons / 15.9 litres
Sparge Water Volume: 2.75 gallons / 10.4 litres
Boil Duration: 60 min

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