Berliner Weisse Bier

This mildly sour Berliner Weisse Bier is an easy-drinking example of the style. Tart with a light bready, grainy wheat base, the sourness comes from the malt in this recipe. Pleasant clove flavours are imparted from the yeast. It is brewed just like a normal beer with Fermentis WB-6 yeast.
Prep Time40 minutes
Active Time10 days
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Berliner Weisse, Home Brew Beer, Muntons
Cost: 35


  • 1 30 litre fermenter
  • 1 Large mixing spoon
  • 1 5 litre jug
  • 1 Cup


  • 1.5 kg Brick Road Wheat malt extract
  • 1.5 kg Muntons Premium Sour malt extract
  • 1 11.5g Fermentis WB-6 Wheat Beer yeast
  • 30 g Citra hops


  • Clean and sanitise fermenter, spoon, cup and jug.
  • Fill the cup to 3/4 full with cold brewing water. Sprinkle in the dried yeast and gently stir in. Cover.
  • Soften the malt cans in hot water for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour 2 litres of boiling water into your 5L jug. Open the cans and pour the contents into the jug.
  • Mix the concentrated wort and water well, then pour into your fermenter. Top up with cold quality brewing water to 23L for approx. 4.3% ABV. Vigourously stir the wort with a large spoon to oxygenate it. Ensure the wort temperature is 16-25 degrees Celcius. Gently pour in the cup of yeast slurry and gently stir into the oxygenated wort.
  • Seal the fermenter lid and insert airlock. Ideally ferment at 18-24 degrees Celcius for 10 - 14 days.
  • Dry hop on day 5. Ideally place the hops is a hop bag and immerse in the wort for 48 hours before removing.
  • After 10-14 days, check the gravity. If the SG remains steady for three days, fermentation is complete. If in doubt, leave a few more days for better results. Keg or bottle your brew.
  • NOTE: For WilliamsWarn and pressure brewing systems, follow the fermenting instructions for an Ale yeast recipe.

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