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Rebeer 28 Days Later Witbier (Cheap Beer) Partial
ABV4.30 %
BJCP Style
19B. Belgian And French Ale, Witbier
Really Cheap Easy Beer a Witbier with orange. ABV is a lot higher then Calculator. So much so that it is almost a cross between a strong Belgian Ale and a Witbier. Modified so even the most novice of brewer can brew. SRM will be a lot lower due to low boil volume.
Submitted by pants on 07-Jun-2015

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes High ABV, notes of sweet orange,bitter orange, anise (liquorice), slight pepper. To most it's a sipping beer. Though Whiskey lovers may suggest otherwise.
Awards Whiskey lovers beer choice.
Boil Volume 2.00 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast Fermentis Safbrew T-58 Belgian Ale Yeast (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Plastic 14 Days
Secondary Fermentation Plastic 14 Days
Other Fermentation
Procedure This is a very simple very cheap (about $14) recipe. Start with steeping the Belgian chocolate malt for about 30 minutes at 145 - 155 degrees. I then let the grain bag drain for about 10 minutes you could sparge if you want. While waiting you can wash, peel and juice oranges. Bring to boil add DME, cane sugar, orange, then peels ( you could zest peel to make add more orange flavor). Stir regularly to make sure sugar is not sticking. (note the acid in the wort and citric acid from orange can almost invert the sugar its more like a caramel though). You can leave peels in for more bitter orange flavor or take out for less netting a sweeter orange flavor. After hour cool wort to about 70 degrees then pour in fermenter with around 3 to 3.5 gallons of water and pitch yeast. Ferment for 14 days. I usually bottle this in plastic one liter bottles with about 2 teaspoons of cane sugar and let sit for another 14 days. Star Anise can be found very reasonable at most Asian markets while you are there you can pick up oranges very cheap as well normally 4 for $1. I normally buy the cane sugar for this at Aldis as its always $1.50 - $1.80 for 4 pounds.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.042 1.044 1.055
FG 1.008 1.011 1.012
IBU 15 18 22
SRM 2 36 4
ABV 4.2 4.30 5.5
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
57.1 % 4.00 Cane sugar Cheapest you can get 27.6 1.0
14.3 % 1.00 Amber Dry Malt Extract Briess 6.8 12.5
14.3 % 1.00 Belgian Chocolate Dingemans 4.4 498.0
14.3 % 1.00 Caramel (used for calculation) 5.0 5.0
  7.00     43.7  
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
50.0 % 0.50 Cascade Pellet 6.6 3.3 60 0.047 15.6
50.0 % 0.50 Cascade Pellet 6.6 3.3 5 0.009 2.8
  1.00               18.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
2oz Star Anise 3 Stars
8oz Juice of 4 oranges
4oz Peel of 4 oranges