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Rick Garvin's Cherry Blossom Wit

Classification: wit, Belgian ale, wheat beer, all-grain

Source: Rick Garvin (, reposted by Phil Seitz, HBD Issue #1508, 8/23/94

Rick says: "The cherry tree was blooming when I made this and the wind kept blowing cherry petals into the boiler."

[Phil's notes: A superb recipe, particulary for people like me who LOVE coriander. If you want something a bit more sedate you might want to cut the coriander by 1/3]

Ingredients: (for 5 gallons)


Dough in at 117F. 20-minute rests at 117F and 122F. 60 minute rest at 146F. Mash out to 160F. Boil 30 minutes before adding the first hop addition. Hint: do not puree the bitter orange in a blender with water. It will sink to the bottom of the boiler and scorch.