2018 Advent - December 1st - Szechuan Witbier

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2018 Advent - December 1st - Szechuan Witbier

Post by know1 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:11 am

Brew Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' ta Fuck Wit

Szechuan Witbier

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 51.35 l
Post Boil Volume: 46.35 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 44.00 l
Bottling Volume: 41.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 3.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 19.0 IBUs

Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4.50 kg Viking Wheat Malt (2.3 SRM) Grain 1 46.2 %
4.50 kg Viking Pilsner Malt (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 46.2 %
0.75 kg Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 3 7.7 %
2.00 oz Saaz [2.80 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 9.5 IBUs
0.60 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [3.10 %] - Boil Hop 5 3.2 IBUs
0.25 oz Magnum 14.7 [14.70 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 6.3 IBUs
20.00 g Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 7 -
14.00 g Szechuan Peppercorns (Boil 5.0 mins)
2.00 oz Fresh Orange Zest (Boil 5.0 mins)
1.00 oz Fresh lemon zest (Boil 5.0 mins)
1.00 oz Fresh grapefruit zest (Boil 5.0 mins)

Mash 151F

WLP400 yeast, fermented at 18C 7 days, raise to 22F 14 days
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Re: 20`18 Advent - December 1st - Szechuan Witbier

Post by PMackie » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:48 am

Working in Regina all week, I get to come back and try this. Looking forward to it!
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Post by wcturnedec » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:48 am

Looks awesome, ca't wait for December 1st!
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Post by CartoonCod » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:31 pm

This exchange started off really well! This beer is really hitting the spot tonight. Poured with a nice frothy white head, good carbonation, maybe a tad low but I poured it pretty heavy. Lots of citrus zest and what I consider the perfect amount of coriander. I'm not getting the peppercorns yet, maybe after it warms up a bit. Thanks!

edit: as it warms up those peppercorns are coming through and are very nice.

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Post by know1 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:59 pm

Thanks Adam. The Szechuan peppers are not so much of a flavor as a numbing/tingle sensation which brightens the other essences.

Cheers!

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Post by PMackie » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:19 pm

Yup really enjoyed this, just finished the bottle. I was actually really getting a pepper flavour from it which was pretty cool. I wasn’t getting a ton of coriander which I am good with. Lots of almost a sweet candied orange on mine as well. Really nice start to the month! Good Job Jeramy.


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Post by jmacdonald » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:04 pm

Quite tasty. Oddly enough it reminded me of a Thai Wheat beer that I made a couple of years back. Guessing that it is the combination of hops that gave it that flavour.

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Post by mumblecrunch » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:09 pm

I liked this a lot, and I'm not a big wheat beer drinker. I find the coriander somewhat dominant over the citrus and that's the way I like it. Nice soft pillowy mouthfeel but still a quite dry finish. And the way the peppercorns come creeping across the palate 15-45 seconds after swallowing is amazing. It never overwhelms, it never gets in the way, but you can’t drink this beer and ignore it.

The name is also a hoot. Nice beer, thanks for sharing!

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Post by Buccaneer » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:14 pm

What a great way to start.

Fantastic carbonation, with a very thin head that lasted to the bottom of the glass. Typical wit aromas. Lovely colour. I loved the peppercorns. I found the coriander a bit much for me, but not detrimental.

Thanks for a great beer!

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Post by EvenKeel » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:34 pm

Really enjoyed this. Great head retention, slightly low carbonation for the style which gave it a cool silky mouthfeel. Szechuan was subtle and blended really well with the coriander and yeast, delicious kickoff for December.
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Post by sheppard107 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:33 am

Very good. No trouble sensing the peppers, but as already noted was subtle and not overwhelming.
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Post by Halifax_Jeff » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:13 pm

Enjoying this watching some redzone. Enjoying it. ThanksImage

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Post by John G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:37 pm

A great tasting beer. Perfect head retention. To me the zest really shows up in the end as a bright bitterness. I get clove character as well, not usually given off from Belgian Wit yeast so I wonder if that flavour is coming from the peppercorns. All in all a very balanced, easy drinking wheat beer with some aroma and flavour complexity that goes well with the cold weather. Thanks for sharing :cheers:

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Re: 2018 Advent - December 1st - Szechuan Witbier

Post by ErictheGreat » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:38 pm

Well done sir. Nice aroma. I got the pepper on the end and just enough. I like spicey but not in beer. This has just the right balance. Again , well done!

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Post by darciandjenn » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:43 am

This was a great wit and a fantastic way to kick off the exchange! :)

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Post by danlatimer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:48 pm

I really liked this one, reminded my of Good Robot's del diablo

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Post by Lisa J » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:49 pm

Great kick-off to December! I didn't pick up the peppercorn, but that could be because it didn't last long enough to warm up... Thanks!

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Post by Brewnoser » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:29 am

mumblecrunch wrote:I liked this a lot, and I'm not a big wheat beer drinker. I find the coriander somewhat dominant over the citrus and that's the way I like it. Nice soft pillowy mouthfeel but still a quite dry finish. And the way the peppercorns come creeping across the palate 15-45 seconds after swallowing is amazing. It never overwhelms, it never gets in the way, but you can’t drink this beer and ignore it.

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Re: 2018 Advent - December 1st - Szechuan Witbier

Post by know1 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:53 am

Thanks everyone for the comments and especially to Jeff for the scoresheet, glad to hear it was enjoyed. It's a beer I will likely make again, perhaps for the summer.

Cheers!

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Post by mdentremont » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:23 am

Shoot I meant to comment on this but at this point it's all been said haha. Awesome beer and stellar name, thanks!

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Post by KB1138 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:08 pm

Opened this last night and poured it in a glass, the aroma filled the whole room. Really nice yeast character, soft body, really big head. Can't say I specifically got black pepper out of it but a really solid wit overall
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Post by GCR » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:24 pm

This was really great. I never heard of schezwan peppercorns before - though one of my favourite meals of all time is a szhezwan-style crispy beef from Mekong restaurant in Ottawa (seriously, try it if you're ever in the area). But anway, back to the beer...

Not a big witbier fan, but this is definitely among the best I've had. Perfect amount of pepper, definitely makes its presence known, but not at all overpowering. Everything else about it was nice too - malt, carb, appearance (nice label) - thanks again for sharing!

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Post by amartin » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:03 pm

I got to this on Wednesday night, after being out of province. I thought this was great, and had no problem drinking the whole bottle. The peppercorn was nice, but I'm glad that it wasn't more prominent.

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Post by Ruby » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Sorry for the late post. I'm playing catch-up on beers and feedback. I loved the lemony-coriander flavours with the zingy citrussy nip from the Sechuan peppercorns. Carbonation was epic. very effervescent and nicely dry.

A fantastic beer to kick the holiday seachuon off!

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