BR Raspberry Sour
Kettle soured Berliner Weisse with a generous infusion of raspberries
2 x 1.7 kg Black Rock Wheat (Unhopped)
2 probiotic capsules (Lactobacillus Plantarum) Not Included
15g Centennial hop
10 ml Lactic acid Not Included
35g Freeze Dried Raspberry Powder Not Included
35g Freeze Dried Whole Raspberries Not Included
11.5 g US05 yeast
Prepare probiotic culture by dissolving 100g of Wheat wort concentrate in 500 mL of quality brewing water in a 1 L flask. Heat in microwave until boiling. Cover with a tinfoil cap and allow to cool to 40 °C +/- 5 °C. Add 2 probiotic capsules. Hold at 40 °C +/- 5 °C for 72 hours to culture.
Dissolve 3.3 kgs of Wheat wort concentrate in 23 L of quality brewing water and bring to boil.
Adjust pH with 10 ml of lactic acid to achieve a pH of 4.4 +/- 0.1
Cool to 40 °C +/- 5 °C. Sparge wort with C02 for 5 mins to create an anaerobic environment
Inoculate probiotic culture into wort and maintain temperature at 40 °C +/- 5 °C until pH drops to 3.2-3.4. Approximately 3-4 days.
Re-boil soured wort for 15 mins
Whirlpool 15g of Centennial hops and 35g FD Raspberry and immersion chill brew to 20 °C.
Clean & sanitise fermenter and associated equipment. Fill fermenter, pitch yeast at 20 +/- 3 °C.
Day 6 add FD whole raspberries to fermenter.
Day 10 with an SG of aprox 1009, crash cool fermenter to 1-3 °C for 48-72 hours and keg or bottle using standard practices
Alcohol: 3.7% ABV
Bitterness: 8 IBU
Colour: 8 SRM
Black Rock Wort contains: Wheat & Lager malts