Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Berliner Weisse/Gose Split Batch

I’ve been waiting to brew this again since I got such good feedback after Dr. Homebrew. I’m doing another 3 gallon batch and hope to split it 3 ways. Two gallons onto fruit (probably pineapple and passionfruit) and with the other gallon add salt  and coriander and do a gose.

Berliner Weisse/Gose
3 gallons

3 lb Pilsner
3 lb White Wheat

0.25 oz Hallertau

Mash at 148F for 60 minutes.

US-04 cold around 62-64F.

OG: 1.042

IBU: ~4

The brew day for this is easy because it’s split in half. I mashed in and hit most of my numbers and volumes. After letting it cool to 110F I threw in a handful of crushed grain, wrapped my souring bucket in a heating pad and then in a towel and let it sour.

6/22/2014: Very lightly sour, mostly sweet. No off aromas. Held around 90-100F.
6/23/2014: Tart but not quite sour enough. Temperature still around 90F.
6/24/2014: Split the batch into Berliner Weisse and Gose.  For 1 gallon of gose, boiled 15 minutes to kill lacto and add hops.  Added 4.2 g sea salt and 4 g crushed coriander seed.  For rest of beer (~2.5 gallons), boiled for 15 minutes to kill lacto. Pitched US-04 into both batches.
7/10/2014: Bottled 8 bottles of Gose.
712/2014: Split 1 gallon of berliner onto 10 oz of Rhubarb and 10 oz of Strawberries and another gallon onto 1 whole chunked and frozen pineapple.  Bottled 3 straight.
7/18/2014: Bottled Strawberry Rhubarb and Pineapple batches.

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