Easy Way Apricot Sour Recipe

Purists beware: this CB&B recipe might offend your delicate sensibilities. However, if you want to make the quickest of quick sour beers, using fruit can help cover some of the rougher edges in a spiked lactic sour.

Dec 20, 2016 - 2 min read

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Purists beware: this CB&B recipe might offend your delicate sensibilities. However, if you want to make the quickest of quick sour beers, using fruit can help cover some of the rougher edges in a spiked lactic sour.

PARTIAL-MASH

Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.055
FG: 1.014
IBUs: 6
ABV (est): 5.4%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

1 lb (454 g) Vienna
1 lb (454 g) Carafoam
8 lb (3.6 kg) Pilsner liquid malt extract

HOPS & ADDITIONS SCHEDULE

0.5 oz (14 g) Strisslepalt at 60 minutes
2 fl oz (59 ml) Apricot Extract or to taste

YEAST

American Ale

DIRECTIONS

Mash the Vienna malt and Carafoam at 159°F (71°C) for 15 minutes. Add food-grade lactic acid to achieve a pH of 4.0 (about 1 fl oz/33ml). Add the malt extract and boil for 60 minutes, following the hops schedule. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) until final gravity is reached. Add the apricot extract, then package as normal.

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