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Hoppy Times Alaska Common

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Hoppy Times Alaska Common

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Beer Style: California Common Beer  (7B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

California Common Beer


This is a darker, hoppier version of a steam beer, developed by an IPA lover. Rich and smokey with, what I believe to be, a pleasant balanced bitterness.


  • Pale Malt, Maris Otter - 8 lbs
  • Cara-Pils - 8 oz
  • Crystal Malt 80L - 8 oz
  • Chocolate Malt - 4 oz
  • Victory Malt - 4 oz
  • Northern Brewer hops 8.5% - 1 oz (60 min)
  • Millennium hops 14.25% - .5 oz (60 min)
  • Northern Brewer hops 8.5% - 1 oz (30 min)
  • Irish Moss - 1/4 tsp
  • Cascade hops 7.2% - 1 oz (5 min)
  • California Lager Yeast (I used Wyeast 2112)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes
Primary Ferment: 7 days
Secondary Ferment: 2 weeks

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol by Vol: 6%
Bitterness IBU: 92.7
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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I did a 75 minute mash at 151 degrees and boiled for 60 minutes. 7 days in the primary and 2 weeks in the secondary.




review rating
 Reviewed by Lurch on Sun May 24 2015

I had to give a rating to post but this is more of a question rather than a review...

I am really interested in trying this, but I'm wondering if there was an ingredient left out (presumably a base grain). I don't see how the 8lbs of Maris and the 8oz carapils could hit a SG so high on a 5 gallon batch.