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newkarian 04-16-2009 12:00 AM

Berliner Weisse Hops
 
Planning on brewing a no-boil BW this weekend. Only problem is I dont have any german noble hops on hand. I have tons of american c hops, amarillo, etc. I also have fuggles and goldings. I will be doing a mash hop for this with a below 10 IBU. Which would you guys use? The fuggle or the golding?

Oldsock 04-16-2009 02:23 PM

I think either one would work fine. I used Willamette (which I believe are a fuggle derivative) on my no-boil Berliner and like the results.

Are you doing a decoction? Otherwise your IBUs will be 0.

newkarian 04-16-2009 02:25 PM

yes i plan on doing a double decoction with rests at 135 and 149

Oldsock 04-16-2009 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newkarian (Post 1265023)
yes i plan on doing a double decoction with rests at 135 and 149

Cool, I was really happy with my batch (.5 oz of hops in 3.5 gallons). What are you going with for yeast/bacteria? I used the Wyeast blend, but Iíll have to find an alternative since it doesnít sound like that is coming back any time soon.

newkarian 04-16-2009 06:37 PM

Planning on using Wyeast 5335 for the Lacto and US-05 for the Sach. I will make a 1.5L starter of Lacto and pitch it about 48hrs ahead of the Sach. Do you think around 1oz of fuggle would be good for 5.5 gals.

Oldsock 04-16-2009 07:33 PM

Sounds like a good plan to me, remember to post your results eventually.

newkarian 04-16-2009 08:46 PM

Will do. I also have a Strong dark belgian that I bretted last may that is smelling great. Will have to bottle it soon. I is basically a rodenbach 8 clone that mutated. OG 1.10 SG last time i checked 1.08

Oldsock 04-16-2009 08:52 PM

Sounds very tasty, I did something similar a few years back, but also added some dark cherries (ala Cuvee Tomme), ended up as one of the best batches I have made. Iím thinking of doing it again this year once cherry season rolls around, probably trying a blend of dark and sour cherries this time though for a bit more ďpopĒ

newkarian 04-16-2009 10:21 PM

Sour cherry sounds good. Ive also dumped the dregs from Rodenbach gran cru, Renee Cuvee, and Fantome in. Has a beautiful pellicle that my SWMBO is afraid of.

HarvInSTL 04-21-2009 02:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oldsock (Post 1265036)
I used the Wyeast blend, but Iíll have to find an alternative since it doesnít sound like that is coming back any time soon.

I received confirmation from Wyeast a couple weeks ago that it won't be back until 2010. :(


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