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Russian River Temptation Clone All Grain HomeBrew Recipe

Russian River Temptation Sour Blonde Clone
Russian River Temptation Sour Blonde Clone
Russian River Temptation Sour Blonde Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Sour Blonde Ale
Target ABV: 7.5%
Target IBUs: 26
Recipe Type:
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Posted January 23, 2014 by


Russian River Brewing Temptation Clone – All Grain

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a sour blonde ale similar to Russian River Brewing Temptation. Requires three levels of fermentation and about 9 months of total aging. Results in a complex blonde ale with refined sour flavors and earthy yeast notes.



12 lbs Pale 2-row Malt

1 lb. Acidulated Malt

12 oz. CaraPils Malt


1/2 oz. Bravo 14%, 60 minutes

1/2 oz Styrian Goldings 4%, 40 minutes

1/2 oz. Styrian Goldings, at flameout


Primary Fermentations – Wyeast 1214 Belgain Abbey

Secondary Fermentation – Wyeast 512 Brettanomyces bruxellensis

Tertiary Fermentation – Wyeast 5335 Lactobacillus

Other: 4 oz small light-toast oak chips soaked in Chardonnay wine for 24 hours.


Mash all grains for 60 minutes at 155 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

75 minute boil with hop regimen above.

Primary ferment at 65-68 degrees for 10 days with Belgian Abbey ale yeast.

Rack to a secondary, add Brett yeast and wine-soaked oak chips. Ferment for 10 weeks, then add the Lacto culture and ferment for 4-6 months. Beer will have more sour character with longer aging. Rack to a keg and force carbonate, or if bottling include a small amount of fresh Abbey Ale yeast with priming sugar.

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