Ginger Honey Steam Dark Lager

Source: Mark Stenger
Recipe added: 04/29/98

This recipe will take a long time to ferment out with the California yeast. The results are worth it, creating a complex beer with many different flavor profiles...somewhat high in alcohol. It will improve with another month or more of ageing.


Recipe type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity:
Finishing Gravity:
Time in Boil: 60 min
Primary Fermentation: 7 to 10 days
Secondary Fermentation: 1 month



steep grains 30 min @155 degrees (w/ 1/2 tsp gypsum) sparge w/1 gallon 170 degree water (w/ 1/2 tsp gypsum) add: bulk extract, honey, 2oz Cascade hops boil: 1 hour last 15 min add: 1/2 oz Cascade, 1 oz ginger root (grated) 1/2 tsp Irish moss finish: add 1 oz Cascade turn off heat strain wort in lauter tun pitch yeast when temperature drops to 75 degrees ferment in primary 7 to 10 days (or until 1/3 of O.G. is reached) ferment in secondary 1 month bottle or keg
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