California Common Beer
steam beer, California Common, all-grain, Anchor Steam clone
Source: Richard Seyler (email@example.com),
r.c.b., September 23, 1995
A couple days ago, someone asked for a recipe to clone Anchor Steam.
This one came quite close, IMHO. The variety of base malts I used
exists because I was trying to finish up some nearly empty bags, other-
wise I would probably used all american 2-row, w/o the pilen or pale ale.
Ingredients: (for 10 gallons)
- 10.0# Briess 2 Row
- 3.5# DC Pilsen
- 2.5# Hugh Baird Pale Ale
- 2.0# Hugh Baird 30-39L Crystal
- 2.0# Briess Vienna
- 1.5 oz. Northern Brewer (8.8%) 60 min.
- 1.0 oz. Northern Brewer (8.8%) 30 min.
- 0.4 oz. Cascade dryhop 2 weeks in secondary
- Wyeast California common yeast
Mash in 25qts
125F 5 min (pH 5.3)
Slow (25 min) rise w/ steam injection to 155F
155F 40 min
Sparge w/ 7 gallons 170F.
Add 0.5 gal water to kettle. Boil 80 min.
Ferment at 62F with Wyeast Calif. Common Lager yeast
1 week primary, 2 weeks secondary, keg.