2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Berliner Weisse

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Re: 2015 Advent - December 5A: Berlintermites - Beliner Weis

Post by mckay75 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:59 pm

My sour that I brewed using the lacto pills turned out weird. It was plenty sour...but the sour flavor cut through every other characteristic that the beer was supposed to have. I added no hops at all except for the 8oz of mosaic and citra dryhop...and there was zero aroma...just a sour smell (not a bad smell however). I also added 1lb of cherries and a 1lb of mango to the keg...and there is absolutely zero flavor addition from that...and its been sitting with the fruit for almost a month now. The color is awesome though lol.

I went through the Milk the Funk wiki to see if i could nail down why it is the way it is...but can't really figure it out. It's not unpleasant by any means...so I don't think its a sour gone bad. Best I can figure is maybe the fact that I didn't boil the wort (maintained 180F for 15 min before chilling to souring temp) and that the bacteria is still active. It also gives off gas like I've never witnessed before. That keg sat in my cold storage after purging for a few days and when I pulled the pressure release pin on it...it blew like it had been sitting at 40psi for a few days!

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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by Jimmy » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:00 pm

I'll be submitting the raspberry version of this for the Decembeer Advent exchange this year :cheers2:

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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by CartoonCod » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:02 pm

I'm drinking the advent version. Very nice and light. Tons of raspberry on the nose, a bit less in the flavour. The sourness level is spot on. Good job!

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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by Buccaneer » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:45 pm

I found the raspberry a bit too much - masked the underlying beer significantly. It seemed halfway between a Berliner weisse and a raspberry cordial.

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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by Broob » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:40 pm

Having this one right now. I like the raspberry, as I like a fruit beer to taste like the fruit. Not overly sour either. My wife likes this one too.
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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by jmacdonald » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:11 pm

Enjoyed this one very much! Would be perfect on a nice hot deck day. Thanks!

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Post by jacinthebox » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:21 pm

Great job with this Jimmy. Great beer
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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by GAM » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:19 pm

Surprisingly nice (to me). Less sour than I expected with the fruit adding some sweetness.

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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by HoweFox » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:57 pm

I think I found a style of beer I don't like. ;) No flaws that I could see but man I had trouble finsishing this one.

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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by Lisa J » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:10 pm

Loved the depth of raspberry flavour in this beer. Excellent balance of fruit and sour. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by mthibodeau » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:27 pm

That was really good, first sip I thought the raspberries were a bit much, but at sip 2 I thought it was great

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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by know1 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:43 pm

Great sour jimmy. Wonderful color and nice flavor from the raspberries, nice apparent sourness. Thanks
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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weiss

Post by LiverDance » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:56 pm

Tasty stuff :cheers3: Thanks Jimmy
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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weisse

Post by Mr.Cheezle » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:04 pm

Just reading through this old thread - and I don't see any mention if a sparge?
Do I collect a full volume (for a 10g batch) for souring?

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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weisse

Post by Jimmy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:18 pm

Mr.Cheezle wrote:Just reading through this old thread - and I don't see any mention if a sparge?
Do I collect a full volume (for a 10g batch) for souring?
That's the way I do it.

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Re: 2016 Advent - December 5: Berlintermites - Beliner Weisse

Post by Mr.Cheezle » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:22 am

My MLT won't hold a full volume needed for 10g - do you see any harm in a batch sparge?
I could do BIAB style in my kettle - and if so, what volume do you mash with at full volume? I need to collect approx 11.5 g

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