Sour Mash Berliner Weisse

My current Berliner Weisse is taking too long with the lactobacillus pitched in, so I play to “rush” one to see how it turns out. I’ve been seeing good reviews online, so hopefully this will work. I have a new stc-1000 and more reptile heat cable coming in the mail to test this recipe.


I plan to follow the same recipe from my last Berliner:

  • 3.75lb Pilsner
  • 2.75lb Wheat
  • 1oz Noble hops
  • Boil for 15m

However, this time I plan to go through with a Sour Mash.

  1. Fit a hose on a 3 piece airlock (1/2 ID) with an adapter to go up to a CO2 hose (5/16 ID)
  2. Place lid on bucket and purge it
  3. Mash like normal
  4. Transfer wort into an ale pail
  5. throw in a handful of grain
  6. Purge headspace with CO2
  7. Wrap in reptile coil and set STC to 110-115F
  8. Wait a few days to sour
  9. Boil it for 15 minutes with 1oz Saaz
  10. Chill and pitch yeast




New Site Layout – Please excuse the mess

I’ve been trying to play around with the site layout, but the free options allowed with hosting my site on WordPress is extremely limiting. I plan to self host in the near future, once I pick up another raspberry pi to use as a server (I don’t get much traffic). Please excuse all changes and clipping that you may see, as this page is currently in a state of flux. Like most projects, if I start sinking a little money into it, maybe I will start taking it more seriously. I plan to use this site as a place to store everything that I have learned while brewing my own beer.


  1. New hosting server and URL: I need to make this site something I am proud of
  2. I plan to add more content to my posts: I need to find a good way to import BeerXML into here, so that I may import my recipes and brew sessions. Also, more step-by-step pictures of devices/equipment I build. Also, tasting notes of my beers.
  3. Brew Calendar: I plan to add my Google Brewing Calendar to the side bar. It’s a good way to keep track of what is going on.
  4. Linking to other beer forums: I hope to be able to comment on and link to other Homebrewer’s blogs/forums

This should be a very exciting summer into fall.