HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - Enter Now

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Lambic & Wild Brewing > Berliner Weisse Question
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-03-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
Fritobandito
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 211
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Berliner Weisse Question

I have a BW that has been in primary for around 8 weeks. It is sitting at 1.010, and has been for a few weeks. I pitched the lacto 2 days before I pitched the sacc. I was wondering if it would continue to drop anymore? I'm not exactly sure how lacto works. Will the lacto slowly drop the gravity and increase the sourness over the next few months. I know the sacc is obviously done. I'm not in any hurry on this beer, so I have no problem letting it sit for 4-6 more months if needed.

__________________
Fritobandito is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
Airborneguy
Adjunct of the Law
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Airborneguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Isle of Staten
Posts: 10,856
Liked 841 Times on 623 Posts
Likes Given: 1105

Default

I let mine sit for almost two months, and it got down to 1.008. I cold crashed it before bottling, so I don't expect it to ferment anymore. As a matter of fact, it's taking forever to carbonate.

__________________
Fermentor(s):
Lagering:
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter
Airborneguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2012, 12:21 AM   #3
Fritobandito
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 211
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Airborneguy View Post
I let mine sit for almost two months, and it got down to 1.008. I cold crashed it before bottling, so I don't expect it to ferment anymore. As a matter of fact, it's taking forever to carbonate.
I think remember reading somewhere that lacto can take up to 6 months to sour. Mine has almost zero sourness to it now, that's why I was curious if it would keep dropping.
__________________
Fritobandito is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2012, 12:37 AM   #4
Airborneguy
Adjunct of the Law
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Airborneguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Isle of Staten
Posts: 10,856
Liked 841 Times on 623 Posts
Likes Given: 1105

Default

I wish that was the case with mine! Mine is so sour I can't even drink it. I'm actually hoping that it mellows. I got my hands on some raspberry syrup, so hopefully that helps. I grew the lacto starter myself using malt and a low gravity starter. I think I made a beast!

__________________
Fermentor(s):
Lagering:
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter
Airborneguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2012, 12:38 AM   #5
Fritobandito
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 211
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Mine is way too sweet now, and without any sourness, I won't be drinking it.

__________________
Fritobandito is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2012, 12:59 AM   #6
BootsyFlanootsy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 207
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

OK, well.... a couple of questions, what was your OG and what were your IBU's?

I'm assuming you know lacto doesn't like high levels of either, right?

I made an excellent BW with the no boil method. I even pitched the lacto and sacc at the same time. mind you I aged mine for damned near a year, aged it on top of some golden raspberries, and pitched the dregs from a couple of orvals after a few months, ( after some researching, it is not at all unlikely that some historical Berliners had a brett component to them),.

In any case, this turned out to taste, look and smell like a berliner. As a matter of fact, I prefer it to any commercial version I've had stateside and my German transplant friend hailed it as his favorite BW ever.

__________________
BootsyFlanootsy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2012, 01:02 AM   #7
Fritobandito
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 211
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I had around 7 ibu and the OG was 1.033.

__________________
Fritobandito is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2012, 01:03 AM   #8
BootsyFlanootsy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 207
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

did you use the no-boil method?

__________________
BootsyFlanootsy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2012, 01:04 AM   #9
Fritobandito
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 211
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I boiled for 15 minutes.

__________________
Fritobandito is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #10
BootsyFlanootsy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 207
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

In that case I'm going to stake a bet that you need to just let it be for a good long while. As I said, mine sat for a pretty decent amount of time and was quite tart and comparable to yours in recipe and execution, minus the time on the raspberries and the addition of Orval dregs.

__________________
BootsyFlanootsy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick Berliner Weisse Question rhern053 Lambic & Wild Brewing 9 02-13-2014 11:04 PM
Berliner weisse and DMS question. chase Lambic & Wild Brewing 9 09-17-2012 07:05 PM
Berliner Weisse transferring question rtbrews Lambic & Wild Brewing 1 03-27-2011 07:05 PM
Berliner Weisse question - split batch kharma Lambic & Wild Brewing 1 03-07-2011 02:17 AM
Berliner-weisse lacto question bhatchable Lambic & Wild Brewing 17 10-23-2009 10:31 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS