Harvest moon witbier Clone - Witbier


Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 20 Litres
Boil Size: 8 Litres
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Efficiency: 100%
OG: 1.055
FG: 1.014
ABV: 5.37%
Bitterness: 24.59 (tinseth)
IBU/OG: 0.45
Color: 7.2° SRM
Calories: 5.37 per 500ml
Belgian style witbier similar to Blue moon, using Pacific Jade hops and a touch of camomile. This brew delivers plenty of citrus and herbal flavours. Ideal summer beer.


% kg fermentable ppg L usage
87.1% 2.7 Dry Malt Extract - Wheat 44 8 Extract
12.9% 0.4 Golden Naked Oats 33 5 Mash


gr variety type usage time AA IBUs
30 Pacific Jade Whole/Plug Boil 60 Minutes 15.6 24.59


yeast attenuation
Wyeast Belgian Witbier 3944 75%


amount unit name time usage
50 gr Curacao Orange Peel 0 minutes Boil
15 gr Coriander 0 minutes Boil


Witbier similar to Blue Moon, using oarts (mini-mash) and a New Zealand hop variety (Pacific Jade) with high alpha acids instead of the traditional Hallertauer or Saaz varieties. Pacific Jade provides a powerful citrus flavour. Camomile adds a mild herbal hint.

Additional ingredient:
- 1.50 gr Camomile @ 5 min

- Mini-mash: crushed oats in 4L of water for 1h @ 71 C
- Sparge with 4L of water
- Boil as for Extract method (8L)
- After the wort has cooled top up with water to 20L
- Primary fermenter: approx. 7-10 days @ 18-22 C
- Secondary fermenter: 14 days @ 18-22 C

Yeast alternative:
- Mangrove Jack's M21 Belgian Wit

Note: if you use Wyeast 3944 ensure there is plenty head space in the primary fermenter!