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Old 07-02-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
Sep 2008
Greensboro, NC
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My SWMBO loves BW's, but I can only do extract+steep right now. Could I make an extract version using dry wheat extract, lacto and sacc?

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Old 07-02-2009, 05:18 PM   #2
Nov 2008
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sure, givbe it a shot, keep the hopping extremely low, WY & WL lacto are horribly intolerant of IBU's

Pitch the lacto first give in 24hrs then add yeast

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Old 07-03-2009, 02:40 AM   #3
May 2007
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Yes you can! I'd suggest listening to the brewing networks podcast of this style.

The Brewing Network.com - :

The last person replied with one of several different ways to add the yeast/lacto depending on how much sour you want.

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Old 07-03-2009, 04:50 PM   #4
Nov 2007
Pittsburg, California
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Yes, it should certainly work.

While I am absolutely loving the result of my AG, triple decocted, no boil Berliner Weiss, I bet you could also make an amazing Berliner with extract. Pitch lots of lacto and a little bit of yeast and you should be good to go.

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