Straight (Unblended) Lambic Recipe - Apricot sour

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Apricot sour

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All Grain
6 Gallon(s)
6 Gallon(s)
60 min
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All Grain Straight (Unblended) Lambic homebrew recipe. This homebrew recipe uses the following ingredients: Pilsner - US, 2-Row - US, Flaked Wheat - US, Cascade Hops, Fermentis Safale US-05 Homebrew Yeast, wyeast 5335 Homebrew Yeast, raspberries.

This recipe was cloned from Raspberry sour Ale - Lacto sour.


% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
75% 9 Pilsner - US 34
17% 2 2-Row - US 37
8% 1 Flaked Wheat - US 35
12 lb


oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
1 Cascade Pellet Boil 60 minutes 5.8 18.1
1 oz IBUs calculated using the Tinseth formula


name attenuation  
Fermentis Safale US-05 81%
wyeast 5335 70%

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
4 lb raspberries Secondary

Mash Steps

No Mash Steps in this Recipe

Special Instructions

  1. Mash at 145f for 1 hour, after collect wort and boil for 10 min do not add hops
  2. Cool to 80 F, adjust ph down to 4-4.5 and pitch wyeast 5335
  3. Place a layer of saran wrap directly onto wort or blanket with Co2.
  4. Let Lacto sour for 3 days between 65 and 100 f. This strain works well at low temps.
  5. After souring is complete collect wort and boil for 60 min adding hops at listed times
  6. Add 1 oz of cascade at 30 min into boil (these hops were 1 year old)
  7. Ferment at 68F with US 05 and rack to secondary after high krausen
  8. Add Apricot puree to secondary, after desired flavour is reached remove raspberries
  9. You can keg or bottle. Bottling is preferred as to let it age a bit
  10. Carbonate to 3 volumes co2

Tasting Notes (1)


Tasted on 2/3/2019 by Saturday-brewer


I bottled this beer only 10 days ago and tried it. It has little Apricot aroma or flavour. I blame the puree I used. I will let this beer condition for another month and see if it gets any better. I would also raise the mash temp up to 150 to help with a better mouth feel.


Brewdog333You have raspberries listed for your apricot sour? I'm getting ready to do an Apricot Blonde was hoping for input from others. Made it twice but still not totally happy with it. Updated my recipe and ready two brew soon. Also noticed no Episode 3 on the Apricot sour. Did I miss something?
2/2/2019 7:29 PM

Recipe Facts

Apricot sour
Straight (Unblended) Lambic
6.00 Gallons Liters
6.00 Gallons Liters  @  60  min
2.5° SRM
18.1 IBU (tinseth)
5.1% ABV
173 per 12oz
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