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

California Common Beer


Side by side with Anchor Steam, this beer was very close. The color of this beer was a bit darker, and the late hop additions gave mine a bit more hop flavor than Anchor. The bitterness was right on, but my water has pretty high sulfate content; if you have "better" water, you might want to bitter it a bit more.


  • 9-1/2 pounds, Klages malt
  • 1-1/2 pounds, Crystal malt 40L
  • 1/2 pound, Cara Pils malt
  • 2-1/2 ounces, Northern Brewer whole hops, 6.9%
  • Wyeast #2007

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.015
Alcohol by Vol: 5.1%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Using a standard mash procedure: Protein rest of 30 minutes at 125 degrees. Raise temperature to 155 degrees and hold for 90 minutes or until starch is converted. Sparge to collect enough that a 1 hour boil will still leave you 5 gallons of beer (brewing -- art or science?). Bring wort to boil. Add 1-1/2 ounces of Norther Brewer at beginning, 1/2 ounce at 30 minutes and 1/2 ounce for the last ten minutes.