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Sepulveda Steamer

Malt Extract:

Pale 6 lbs.

Grain Bill:
Crystal 80L 8 oz
Crystal 10L 8 oz
Hopping Schedule:
#1 Northern Brewer (7.4%) 1.3 oz 60 min
#2 Northern Brewer (7.4%) 0.5 oz 15 min
#3 Northern Brewer 0.5 oz 0 min
Starting Gravity:
1.045
Fermentation Temp:
55-65 degrees F.
Yeast:
White Labs WLP810 San Francisco Lager
or Wyeast 2112 California Lager

Description:

This beer is formally known as a California Common beer. It is one of the few beer styles invented in the US. It reached is peak of popularity in turn of the century San Francisco. The only remaining commercial example is Anchor Steam® Beer.

Directions:

  1. In a small pot bring 3 or 4 quarts of water to around 150 degrees (bubbles start to form on the bottom.)
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the specialty grains, cover and steep for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, fill the large brew pot half full with water and apply heat.
  4. When bubbles start to rise from the large pot, turn off the heat and stir in the extract.
  5. After the grains have steeped for 20-30 minutes, pour them through a strainer into the large brew pot.
  6. Add some hot water to the small pot and rinse the grains in the strainer.
  7. Bring what is now called ‘wort’ to a full, roiling boil. Watch for boilovers!
  8. Once the foaming stops, add the contents of the first hop package.
  9. Sanitize your fermenter, strainer, airlock & stopper.
  10. Maintain the boil for one hour, adding hops as per recipe.
  11. When the boil is done, cool the pot in a sink until sides are cool to the touch.
  12. Pour the wort into your sanitized fermenter, add pre-chilled water to bring it up to 5 gallons at about 75 degrees and pitch the yeast.
  13. Ferment in the temperature range recommended above.
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