Weird Beard – Faithless Spreadsheet Ninja

All grain recipe kit for brewing Weird Beard Brew Co – Faithless Spreadsheet Ninja

A black German pilsner with healthy additions of Sorachi Ace

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These kits include all grains, hops, and yeast needed to brew the recipe according to the instructions found in CAMRA’s Essential Home Brewing book.

Weird Beard Brew Co – Faithless Spreadsheet Ninja

Born kicking, screaming and moshing into the London beer scene in early 2013, Weird Beard Brew Co was founded by two former home brewers – Bryan Spooner and Gregg Irwin – and is based in Hanwell in the west of the city. They love to brew upfront, hop-focused beers alongside modern takes on classic styles. Proudly experimental and happily non- conformist, their varied and full-flavoured range of core and occasional beer is supplemented with a large number of specials and one-offs.


Crisp Lager Malt (3120 grams)
Weyermann® Munich Malt I (630 grams)
Weyermann® Carapils® (330 grams)
Weyermann® Carafa Special® Type 3 (330 grams)
Crisp Roasted Barley (50 grams)
Magnum Pellets (24 grams)
Summit Pellets (12 grams)
Sorachi Ace Pellets (18 grams)
Hallertauer Hersbrucker Pellet (30 grams)
SafLager™ W-34/70 – 11.5g (1 packs)


Beer Style (main): European Lagers
Beer Style (sub): German-Style Pilsener
Batch Size: 20L
Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.011
ABV %: 5
IBU: 54

Temperature °C: 64
Length (mins): 60

Boil time (mins): 90mins

Additions and timing:

Magnum 90mins 24g
Summit 15mins 12g
Sorachi Ace 10mins 18g
Hersbrucker 0mins 30g

Secondary additions and timing:


Yeast: SafLager™ W-34/70.
Fermentation temperature/steps: Pitch at 15, set chilling for 12c



Faithless Spreadsheet Ninja is a black German pilsner with healthy additions of Sorachi Ace, Summit and, to keep things grounded in tradition, Hersbrucker in the kettle. In the glass it’s crisp and clean, with a hoppy edge and the added complexity of chocolate and coffee notes in the finish. Black lager (or Schwarzbier) has been brewed in Germany for hundreds of years. The dark colour comes from the use of particularly dark malts or roasted malt extract. There are many unique varieties of this style, typically brewed in eastern Germany.

Every effort is made to match the brewery recipe precisely, but at times it maybe necessary to change some of the listed ingredients on the recipe to alternatives due to seasonality or availability, but in all cases we do our best replace with something that won’t impact on the overall taste and flavour of the beer.

More information about Weird Beard Brew Co can be found here

Additional information

Weight 4.557 kg
Country of Origin GB
HS Code 2106909853


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