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Sourdough Blonde

187 calories 22 carbs
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Berliner Weisse
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.045 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: The Dry Dock
Calories: 187 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 22 g (Per 12oz)
Created Sunday September 27th 2015
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
1.5 lb American - Red Wheat1.5 lb Red Wheat 38 2.5 12.3%
1 lb Belgian - CaraVienne1 lb CaraVienne 34 20 8.2%
3 oz German - Acidulated Malt3 oz Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 1.5%
9.5 lb United Kingdom - Golden Promise9.5 lb Golden Promise 37 3 77.9%
12.19 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.8 oz Centennial0.8 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 8.9 Boil 10 min 8.57 28.6%
1 oz Mandarina1 oz Mandarina Hops Pellet 12.5 Boil 5 min 8.27 35.7%
1 oz Mandarina1 oz Mandarina Hops Pellet 12.5 Boil 0 min 35.7%
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
qt Infusion 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 2 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
1 each Whirlfloc Tab Fining Boil 15 min.
2 tbsp Sourdough starter Other Primary --
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002
Attenuation (avg):
Very High
Optimum Temp:
65 - 68 °F
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Adjust water with Calcium Chloride to achieve desired mash pH
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Kettle soured: Boil wort for 10 minutes, cool to 120 degrees then pitch a dollop of organic yoghurt (Wallaby Organic Greek yoghurt or if available, artisianal). Will use my sourdough starter as a source of lacto - it gives clean sourness in my breads. Cover wort with plastic wrap by floating it on top of the wort to exclude air. Let sour for about 12 hours, target pH 3.5-3.3. Boil and pitch as normal once the wort has soured.

Should make a wonderful base for fruit beers.

If possible, get a pitch of 002 from Tim.

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