Lambic 3V 2

I try to brew up a Lambic style beer every 6 months or so but I’m not always successful 🙂 . I liked how my last lambic turned out so I did a similar beer but I got my hands on East Coast Yeast ECY01 so I used that for primary fermentation.

Recipe Info
Recipe: lambic 3v 2
Style: Lambic 23D BJCP 2015
Date: 10-26-2017

Recipe Guideline Min Guideline Max
OG 1.050 1.040 1.054
FG 1.011 1.001 1.010
Color 5.3 3.0 7.0
ABV 5.1 5.0 6.5
IBU 2.0 0.0 10.0

Brewery Info
Efficiency: 72 %
Attenuation: 78 %

Mash Info
Weight: 13.25 Lbs
Thickness: 1.25 Qt per Lb
Deadspace: 2.0 G
Strikewater: 6.14 G
Volume: 7.2 G
Temp: 32.0 F

Boil Info
Kettle Gravity: 1.041
Predicted Mash Run-off: 4.95 G
Target Starting Boil Volume: 8.5 G
Boil Duration: 60 min
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 G per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 7.0 G

Fermentables

Weight % by Weight Name Yield SRM
9.750 Lb 74.0 % Pilsner (Weyermann) 80.0 1.8
1.500 Lb 11.0 % Flaked Oats (Briess) 70.0 2.5
1.500 Lb 11.0 % Wheat – White Malt (Briess) 85.0 2.3
0.500 Lb 4.0 % Aromatic Malt, Belgian (Castle) 78.5 38.2

Hops

Weight Name AAU Time Use IBUs
0.15 Oz Hallertau 4.5 60 mins Boil 2.0

Yeast

Amount Name
1.000 unit BugFarm East Coast Yeast ECY01

Misc

Amount Name Time Use
0.500 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Wyeast) 10 mins Boil

Water
Predicted Mash Ph: 5.45

Ca Mg Na Cl So Bicarbonate
Water 7 3 21 30 24 30
Mash 72 3 21 92 96 30
Sparge 87 3 21 106 112 30
Final 126 5 33 157 164 48
Target 75 0 0 0 0 0

Water Profile Name: carrboro
Target Profile Name: standard
Mash Water
Total Water Treated: 6.141 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 6.141 G

Mash Water Adjustments
Gypsum: 3.0 g
Calcium Chloride: 3.0 g
Lactic Acid: 4.0 ml @ 88.000 %

Sparge Water
Leftover Mash Water Used: Yes
Total Water Treated: 5.000 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 5.000 G

Sparge Water Adjustments
Gypsum: 3.0 g
Calcium Chloride: 3.0 g

Notes

Mash at 156f for 60 mins
168f 10 Min’s

Cool to 65f and pitch

11/3/17 normal 3 Vessel brewday.  cooled to 65F and pitched ECY bugfarm.  big blowoff in the bathtub.
11/4/17 no visible activity
11/5/17 ruh roh.  I’ll give it one more day
8pm – it’s alive!!!!
11/6/17 steady bubbline
11/9/17 has been slow steady bubbling.  today ~13 sec
11/12/17 ~30 sec
11/17/17 moved to bubbler.  very infrequent bubbling.
11/19/17 ~10 sec
11/29/17 ~20 sec
4/6/18 it seemed to just very slowly chug along so I just left and it kind of forgot about it.  racked to secondary.  pretty darn sour.  starting to get some nice funky flavors but heavy on the tire / rubbber right now.  hopefully that cleans up with time.

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