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Monthly Archives: May 2012

We have wanted to do a Berliner Weiss for a while.  Today is the day. 

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Our yeast is a bit on the old side.  One vial of WLP 630 expires in October and the other this month.  A yeast starter was in order.

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We also replaced our silicone hoses.  They were still in pretty good shape after two years and many batches.

We missed our 149° mash in temp by 1 degree so we did a mini decoction of one quart an hour into the 90 minute mash to achieve and maintain the correct temperature.

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Otherwise, the brew session went well and the yeast was chugging along within 18 hours.

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