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Lair Lambic No. 68

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Lambic

Lambic

Original Gravity (SG):

1.065

Batch Size (gal):

5.0

Final Gravity (SG):

1.023

Boil Volume (gal):

3.0

Strength (% ABW):

4.37

Time (weeks):

6

Color (SRM):

17

Bitterness (IBU):

20

Calories (Cals/12oz):

218


Recipe Description:

This recipe is designed to make a strong Lambic that is pale amber in color. The fermentables include 40 percent wheat extract. Fermentables also include Crystal Malt 40 L and Flaked Wheat. It uses Continental hops dosed for low hop presence, with additions for bittering only. The Lambic Blend yeast yields a rich, earthy aroma with an acidic finish. Addition of peaches provides fruit flavor.


INGREDIENTS

Fermentables :

3.25 lbs of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract

3.25 lbs of Wheat Dry Malt Extract

2 lbs of Crystal Malt 40 L

0.5 lbs Flaked Wheat

Hops :

Continental (Saaz, Hallertauer, Tettnanger, Spalt - 5 % AA, pellet)

2 oz for 60 min. (bittering)

Fruit :

10 lbs of peaches fresh or frozen

Yeast :

Wyeast 3278 Belgian Lambic Blend - 1 packet

Water :

5.5 gal


METHODS

Brewing:

Extract and Specialty Grain Brewing

Steep specialty grain in brewpot at 150 °F for 20-30 minutes, then remove.

Add extract and boil wort for 60 minutes.

Add hops during boil as scheduled.

Add peaches at 30 min. from end of boil, with pits and stems removed.

Estimated total brewing time = 90 minutes.

Fermentation:

Primary Fermentation - 10 days at 65 °F.

Secondary Fermentation - 14 days at 65 °F.

Filtering:

Do not filter.

Bottle Priming:

1 cup of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract for high carbonation.

Bottling

A total of 53 bottles of 12 oz size are needed.

Bottle Conditioning:

14 days at 65 °F.

Serving Temperature:

50 - 55 °F.