Membership questions? Log in issues? Email info@brewersassociation.org

Author Topic: WYeast Berliner Weisse Blend phenols?  (Read 1120 times)

Offline cfleisher

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 98
    • Brews Reporter
WYeast Berliner Weisse Blend phenols?
« on: June 28, 2016, 05:55:46 pm »
There are a lot of phenols -- rubber hose, a bit smoky -- happening in a Berliner Weisse that I made with the Wyeast blend. Anybody had this issue? I'm hoping they age out after a while, but after a month in the secondary, the beer doesn't taste much different. Any hope here? How long does it take for phenols to age out?
Primary: Grapefruit IPA
Secondary: Berliner Weisse

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 6858
Re: WYeast Berliner Weisse Blend phenols?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 06:57:55 pm »
What was your process? Temp control? Water?

Offline kramerog

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2262
    • My LinkedIn page
Re: WYeast Berliner Weisse Blend phenols?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 07:20:44 pm »
Phenols don't age out although if there is Brett in the blend funny things could still happen.

Sent from my XT1095 using Tapatalk


Offline reverseapachemaster

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 3780
    • Brain Sparging on Brewing
Re: WYeast Berliner Weisse Blend phenols?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2016, 09:37:09 am »
If this is 3191 there is brett and any brett phenols are generally going to hang around. Sometimes brett will throw a rubber tire phenol. That does age out but only after a long time.
Heck yeah I blog about homebrewing: Brain Sparging on Brewing

Offline brewinhard

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 3272
Re: WYeast Berliner Weisse Blend phenols?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 01:50:47 pm »
I have worked with that strain/blend in the past and was never really very pleased with it. My beers never really got sour enough and the brett was very mild. But I did not ever notice any funky rubber hose or smokiness with it. It could be the brett throwing those depending on what temps you fermented at.