Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dreg Series: Delbruck

Tart Cherries vs the normal Berliner-Weisse

This is a continuing series on harvesting yeast from production beers.  The focus of this is to collect, grow and ferment a beer with these Brett or wild yeast strains.  The majority of the wort for this experiment is collected by brewing 7 gallons instead of the typical 6 during a normal Homebrew session.  Each of these post will develop slowly as the Brett/Funk matures over time.

Base Recipe: Delbruck, Berliner-Weisse Base

Production Beer Harvested (Dregs): None (Used Starter from main batch)

The Berliner-Weisse (BW) style has somewhat consumed my extra time over the last couple weeks.  Researching this forgotten style is not easy, with such a small amount of information posted on the web.

When the time came to brew my 1st BW beer I knew I wanted to create a small beer to play with.  I ended up with 2 gallons of extra wort.  The 1st is going back into the BW main batch. (Which I will update on my main BW post)  the second got a 1/4 cup of Sour Cherry consecrate I got off Amazon for blending.  The yeast I used is my house/WLP combo mixture.  On day 3 I added a pitch of WLP001.

I have not tasted this beer yet but it has a light pink coloring from the cherry additions.  It is still fermenting down the extra sugar from the cherries at the time of this post.

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