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Watermelon Berliner Weisse HomeBrew Recipe

Watermelon Berliner Weisse
Watermelon Berliner Weisse
Watermelon Berliner Weisse


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Berliner Weisse. Flavored with fresh watermelon.
Target ABV: 3.1%
Target IBUs: 8
Recipe Type:
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Posted July 22, 2013 by


All Grain HomeBrew Recipe for a Watermelon Berliner Weisse

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a Berliner Weisse sour beer flavored with fresh watermelon. Light-bodied, tart, fruity, and refreshing. Low ABV. Requires 4-5 months of aging to develop a refined sour flavor.



3 lbs Pale 2-row Malt

3 lbs. Red Wheat Malt

8 oz. Acidulated Malt


1/2 oz. Tettnang 4%a, 60 minutes


8 cups fresh watermelon puree (seeded and juiced fresh watermelon)

12 oz. of rice hulls (to help with sticky wheat mash)

YeastWyeast 3191 PC Berliner Weisse Blend (contains Ale yeast, Brett, and Lacto) or White Labs WLP630 Berliner Weisse Blend (contains German Weizen Ale yeast and Lacto)


Step Mash all grains with rice hulls mixed in:

30 minutes at 127 degrees

60 minutes at 148 degrees

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above – add watermelon puree at flameout.

Ferment at 65-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 4 months. (Test small sample monthly to see how sourness progresses. Longer aging will increase the sour flavors.)

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