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Southside Steam Beer

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Southside Steam Beer

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

California Common Beer


The beer, appearances-wise, is a dead ringer for Anchor Steam; my SO could not tell the two apart on the basis of appearance. As I mentioned, the hop flavor isn't as strong as it should be. In any case,darn nice beer.


  • 8 pounds, Klages malt
  • 1 pound, light munich malt
  • 1/2 pound, 10L Crystal malt
  • 1/4 pound, 40L Crystal
  • 1/4 pound, 80L Crystal
  • 2 ounces, Northern Brewer Hops (Whole) (7.5% a)
  • 1 tablespoon, Irish Moss
  • Wyeast #2112 California Lager yeast in 1/2 gallon starter

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.010 (16 days)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.76%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Mash in at 130F.

Protein rest at 122. (30 minutes)

Starch conversion at 150. (1 hour)

Mash-out at 166 F. (30 minutes)

Sparge at 170.

Add 1/2 ounce of Northern Brewer for boil, another 3/4 ounce and Irish moss after 30 minutes. In last 5 minutes of boil, add 3/4 ounce of Northern Brewer. Chill and pitch yeast.