Hoppy No Boil Berliner Weisse Recipe

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This isn’t really a Berliner Weisse, but I don’t know what else to call it. Whatever it’s called, it was delicious.

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Recipe Specifics:

Type: All Grain
SRM: 3.1
Batch Size: 5 gal
Boil Time: 0 min
Final Bottling Vol: 5 gal
Efficiency: 77.00 %


Building up Brevis – 1L starter of new vial of WLP672 Lactobacillus brevis cooled to 120 and pitched, put on stopper and airlock and put in storage room at 82 degrees. Visible fermenting on day two of the starter, bubbles around the corners of the flask and white spotted caps on the top of the wort, lots of activity rising up to the top of the wort. Didn’t see this with my first starter of the other version of lacto from white labs.

NO BOIL – Heated to 210 degrees and immediately chilled to 82 degrees.

Final Numbers:

Original Gravity: 1.044
Final Gravity: 1.002
ABV: 5.5%
Keg or Bottle: Keg
Keg Hops: Yes
Oxygen: 30 Seconds Pure Oxygen

Water Profile:

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
9.50 g Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 1
3.20 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 2


R/O Tap Water Gypsum (gram/gal) Epsom Salt (gram/gal) Sea Salt (gram/gal) Baking Soda (gram/gal) Calcium Chloride (gram/gal)
Yes No 0.5 0 0 0 1.5


Calcium Magnesium Sodium Sulfate Chloride Bicarbonate Cations Anions Total Hardness Alkalinity RA S04/CI Ratio
138.6 0 0 73.7 191.3 1 6.9 6.9 347 1 -98 0.4

Mash/Grain Profile:

Mash at 158.0 F for 60 Minutes

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
7 lbs Organic 2-Row (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 84.8 %
1 lbs 4.0 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4 15.2 %


Starter: Yes

Yeast: WLP672 Lactobacillus Brevis (new vial, built up as described above) and 3 ounces of Brett Claussenii 3rd generation that was 30 days old.

Temperature: Ambient 73 F Average for 27 days, all in primary.

Dry Hopping:

Kegged with all the dry hops and left at room temperature for 3 days and left kegs in the keg and put in keezer.

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
56.00 g Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 5 0.0 IBUs
28.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 6 0.0 IBUs
28.00 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 7 0.0 IBUs

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