California Common

From the BrewBlog of Stoopsitters Brewing – Hastings, Minnesota USA
Printed June 18, 2018

Style: California Common Beer
Contributor: Dustin Zastera
Yield: 5.1 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 9.2/18.1
Bitterness (Calc): 55.4 IBU (Tinseth)
OG: 1.048
BJCP Style Info: California Common Beer
O.G.: 1.048 - 1.054
F.G.: 1.011 - 1.014
ABV: 4.5 - 5.5%
Bitterness: 30 - 45 IBUs
Color: 10 - 14 SRM
Info: A lightly fruity beer with firm, grainy maltiness, interesting toasty and caramel flavors, and showcasing the signature Northern Brewer varietal hop character.

Commercial Examples: Anchor Steam, Southampton Steem Beer, Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager.

General Information
Method: All Grain
Malts and Grains
7.75 pounds Rahr Pale Malt (2-Row) 86.1% of grist
0.50 pounds Dingemans Biscuit Malt 5.6% of grist
0.50 pounds Simpsons Caramalt 5.6% of grist
0.25 pounds Weyermann CaraMunich Malt II 2.8% of grist
9.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9.6% Leaf @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
9.6 AAUs
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9.6% Leaf @ 30 minutes
Type: Flavor
Use: Boil
9.6 AAUs
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 6.3% Leaf @ 1 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Aroma
6.3 AAUs
3.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 25.5 AAUs
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Name: California Lager
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 2112
Type: Lager
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 69%
Temperature Range: 58–68°F
Amount: 125 ml

Mash in with 3 gallons of water at 168F to hit a mash temperature of 154F.  Rest for 60 minutes.  Mash out with 6 quarts of boiling water.  Drain the tun to collect the first runnings.  Sparge with an additional 3.5 gallons as 170F to collect a final volume of 6.5 gallons.

Primary: 12 days @ 62° F
California Common
Date Brewed:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Strike Water Amount: 3  
Strike Water Temperature:    
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Mash Time:    
Sparge Water Amount: 5.5  
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Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 6.1  
Post-Boil Amount: 5.1  
Boil Time: 60  
Original Gravity: 1.048 / 11.9° P  
Brew Day Notes

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