Jolly Rancher Apple Lambic

All Grain Recipe

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Brewer: Rod Eckley
Batch Size: 4.00 galStyle: Fruit Lambic (17F)
Boil Size: 6.18 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 4.4 SRMEquipment: Pot and Cooler (15 Gal. Pot, 10Gal Igloo)
Bitterness: 14.4 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.059 (14.4° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.016 SG (4.2° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.5%Taste Rating: 35.0

Amount Name Type #
9.00 gal VOP Water 1
5 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2
2 lbs 8.00 oz Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 3
8.00 oz Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 4
0.80 oz Saaz [4.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 5
1.0 pkgs Belgian Lambic Blend (Wyeast Labs #3278) Yeast 6
3 lbs Jolly Rancher Apple Candy (2.0 SRM) Sugar 7

Taste Notes

At bottling it had an after taste that was not pleasant. After 2 months the aftertaste had all but disappeared. The Brett was coming thru and it had a nice effervesant mouth feel. Mild apple flavor and slightly sour.


Mash grains at 150 °F (66 °C) for 60 minutes. Collect 4 gallons (15 L) of wort, add 1.5 gallons (5.7 L) of water and boil for 90 minutes. Boil hops for 60 minutes. (If you don’t have aged hops, just add 3 AAU of any noble German hop.) At the end of the boil, you should have 4 gallons (15 L) of wort at SG 1.049. Cool wort, transfer to fermenter, aerate and pitch yeast/bacteria blend. Ferment at 70 °F (21 °C). After one week, boil yeast nutrients in 1 gallon (3.8 L) of water and dissolve candies into this liquid. (It takes at least 20 minutes for the candies to fully dissolve.) Cool “candy water” to 70 °F (21 °C) and rack to secondary fermenter. Rack beer from primary into candy water, making 5 gallons (19 L). (Don’t splash or otherwise aerate wort at this stage.) Condition beer in secondary, at 70–75 °F (21–24 °C), for at least 3 months before bottling. You may want to add a small amount (~1 tsp) of dried ale yeast to the bottling bucket when bottling. I conditioned this for 8 months and bottled using 1/3 packet of S05 and Corn Sugar. Extract option:Replace 2-row and wheat malt with 2.0 lbs. (0.91 kg) Briess dried wheat malt extract and 3.0 lbs. (1.4 kg) Coopers liquid wheat malt extract. Bring 2.5 gallons (9.4 L) of water to a boil. Dissolve dried malt extract and boil for 60 minutes, adding hops at beginning of boil. With 15 minutes remaining in boil, stir in liquid malt extract. Cool wort, transfer to fermenter and add water to make 4 gallons (15 L). Aerate and pitch yeast/bacteria blend. Follow all-grain instructions for details of fermentation and how to add candies. (Adapted from Reader Recipe by Chris Colby, found in Homebrew Nation, May-June 2003, p. 7.)

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