Beer Recipe: California Common

If you’re looking for a great recipe for a easy-to-drink beer, then this is it. It’s bready and crisp!

Base Malt 9 lbs – 2Row
Specialty Grains 1 lbs – Crystal 60

0.5 lbs – Victory

Hops & Additions 0.75 oz – Northern Brewer (60)

0.5 oz – Northern Brewer (30)

0.5 oz – Northern Brewer (15)

1.0 oz – Northern Brewer (0)

Water Mash Temp: 151

Strike Temp:  162

Mash: 4 gallons

Sparge: 5 gallons

 

Wort:

Yeast Imperial Cable Car
Gravity Estimated OG: 1.052

Estimated FG: 1.015

Measured OG: 1.052

Measured FG:  1.017

 

Estimated ABV: 4.95%

Calculated ABV: 4.85%

IBU:39

SRM: 10

Fermentation Notes Gravity 6/11: 1.020

Gravity 6/18: 1.017

Stayed in the 60-64 degree fermentation range, a bit higher than the recommended temp of 48-58 degrees.

Tasting Notes 6/11: Yeasty!

6/23: Cold Crash @ 38 degrees

6/25: Kegged

Process Notes Altered gap on Barley mill to .035 from .040. This is the first time I hit the Estimated OG.

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