Berliner Blend *BETA*

(2 customer reviews)


BBXBRLN – Berliner Blend *BETA*

Availability: Limited, Bootleg BETA. This is potentially a one-time only release based on response.

Source: A unique blend of cultures designed to recreate traditionally made Berliners.

We’re big fans of traditionally-made, mixed culture Berliners. That’s why our Berliner Blend is designed to make tart, funky, and flavorful Berliners using traditional Berliner Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus cultures.

To make a tart beer use less than 10 IBUs, or skip the hops entirely for the most amount of acidity.

Ordering Information:

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Catalog: BBXBRLN – Berliner Blend *BETA*

Brewing Info*:

  • Type: Yeast & Lactic Acid Bacteria blend. Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, and Lactobacillus cultures.
  • Pitching Rate: Directly pitchable into 5 gallons of 1.050 or lower wort
  • Estimated Attenuation: 82%-88%
  • Estimated Final pH: 3.1-3.3 (if unhopped)
  • Flavor/Aroma Profile: Funky, Sour; varies batch-to-batch
  • Flocculation: Low to medium; Higher with prolonged aging
  • Recommended Fermentation Temperature: 65F-75F (18C-24C)

Product Category: Bootleg BETA

This culture is part of our Bootleg BETA program. We have done limited testing and are not ready to officially release this culture. So let us know what you think! If it’s awesome…or you hate it..leave a comment on the product page. If you like it, we might rerelease this Bootleg BETA culture officially.

Additional information

Weight.1875 lbs
Dimensions5 × .5 × 8 in

2 reviews for Berliner Blend *BETA*

  1. Matt (verified owner)

    Awesome blend! I was amazed with how complex and tasty my Berliner was at bottling…I can’t wait to see how this develops over time in the bottle.

  2. Nick B. (verified owner)

    Made a very nice Berliner for me. I let it primary for about 4 months then bottle conditioned. A year post-brewing and the beer has a nice tartness without being overly sour (maybe 4-5 IBU in decoction hops) and a mild musty funk on the nose, though not.much in the flavor. Didn’t want to ferment at first (no starter but a fresh pack), but warmed the wort to 70 and all was good. This will Berliner culture from now on.

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