Pretty Straight Lambic - bear2bear July 12, 2011
Categoryhelp Sour Ale
Subcategoryhelp Straight (Unblended) Lambic
Recipe Typehelp All Grain
Batch Sizehelp 19.50 L
Volume Boiledhelp 25.31 L
Mash Efficiencyhelp 72 %
Total Grain/Extracthelp 4.80 kg
Total Hopshelp 85.0 g
Calories (12 fl. oz.)help 168.0
Cost to Brewhelp $39.85 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.)help $0.73 (USD)
Summary : This is my first try of brewing a lambic beer. (I aim at brewing a geuze, but I need a straight lambic beer at first for that. ) I call this one "pretty straight" since the only one type of bret. yeast has been added. Using the mixed one from Wyeast might be better.
3.1 kg German 2-row Pils info
1.55 kg German Wheat Malt Light info
0.15 kg Rice Hulls info
85 g Willamette (Whole, 0.00 %AA) boiled 90 min. info
1 oz. Oak Wood Chips (At secondary. ) (not included in calculations)
0.5 tsp. Wyeast Nutrient (Boil for 10 min. ) (not included in calculations)
Yeast : Danstar Nottingham info
Added the following bret. yeast at secondary:
WLP653 Brettanomyces Lambicus.

Mashing Scedules was as follows:
Protein rest at 50C for 15 min.,
Saccharification rest for beta amylase at 65C for 45 min.,
Saccharification rest for alpha amylase at 70C for 30 min.,
Mash-out at 76C for 15 min.

Used an aged hop (available in the market).

Brewed on 6/20/11. The OG was 1.060. Racked to the secondary on 7/11/11. The beer will be rested at secondary for a year, at least.
  Predicted Straight (Unblended) Lambic Compliance
Original Gravityhelp 1.052 1.040 - 1.054 100 %
Terminal Gravityhelp 1.005 1.001 - 1.010 100 %
Colorhelp 3.32 °SRM 3.00 - 7.00 °SRM 100 %
Bitternesshelp 0.0 IBU 0.00 - 10.00 IBU 100 %
Alcohol (%volume)help 6.1 % 5.00 - 6.50 % 100 %
  100 % overall
  Apparent Real
Original Extracthelp 12.79 °Plato 12.79 °Plato
Attenuationhelp 89.4 % 72.5 %
Extracthelp 1.36 °Plato 3.52 °Plato
  % Weight % Volume
Alcoholhelp 4.8 % 6.1 %
  Weight(kg) Gravity Points Color(MCU)
German 2-row Pils   3.1 (64.6%) 176.2 (66.1%) 10.9 (64.0%)
German Wheat Malt Light   1.55 (32.3%) 90.5 (33.9%) 6.2 (36.0%)
Rice Hulls   0.15 (3.1%) 0.0 (0.0%) 0.0 (0.0%)
Variety %Alpha Acid Weight(g) Boil(minutes) Formula %Utilization @ 1.040 Average IBU
Willamette (Whole) 0.00 85 90 BeerTools 32.0 0.0 0.0
Total IBU 0.0

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