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Blackberry Sour Ale

226 calories
Method: All Grain
Style: Fruit Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.050 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 72% (brew house)
Calories: 226 calories (Per 12oz)
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Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
9.75 lb German - Bohemian Pilsner9.75 lb Bohemian Pilsner 38 1.9 68.4%
4 lb German - Wheat Malt4 lb Wheat Malt 37 2 28.1%
8 oz Rice Hulls8 oz Rice Hulls 0 0 3.5%
14.25 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
1 oz Bramling Cross1 oz Bramling Cross Hops Pellet 6.5 Boil 60 min 22.51
1 oz Bramling Cross1 oz Bramling Cross Hops Pellet 6.5 Boil 10 min 8.16
1 oz Bramling Cross1 oz Bramling Cross Hops Pellet 6.5 Boil 0 min
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
4.49 galInfusion150 °F75 min
4.98 galSparge170 °F20 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
3 g Baking Soda Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
6 g Calcium Chloride Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
5 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
6 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 each Wirflock Fining Boil 10 min.
0.5 tsp Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 10 min.
3 lb Blackberries Flavor Secondary 7 days
7 each L. Plantarum Other Other 0 min.
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
55 - 65 °F
Fermentation Temp:
66 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 259 B cells required
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Target Water Profile: Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
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Mash and sparge, bring up to a brief boil then chill to 110*
kettle sour using L. Plantarum
Maintain ambient temp of 100* in fermentation chamber for 48 hours, aiming for a pH of 3.4
60 minute boil following hop schedule
Cool and pitch 1 pack of G02
Add blackberries at 7 day and allow at least 7 more days before crashing
I generally take fresh blackberries and sanitize them briefly in Starsan. I then freeze to break down the cell walls, thaw and gently mash in a sanitized bowl before adding to beer. I highly recommend using a hop bag to keep seeds out of the beer.
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Last Updated: 2018-09-14 21:02 UTC
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