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Gary's Oregon Steam Beer

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Gary's Oregon Steam Beer

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Beer Style: California Common Beer  (7B)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

California Common Beer


I am please to say that I took third last year in the NHC with this one. :) I have a few suggestions added after the recipe/notes which I think would be improvments.

Med. amber color. Clean sweet taste. Hop very subtle. Quite close to Anchor Steam. Silver award from NHC! Favorite beer yet! Very quaffalbe.

Future changes: I would use cascade for flavor and aroma. Perhaps 1/2 oz for ten minutes and 1/2 oz for finish. That may be a bit much.

I might consider using a light malt extract, possibly upping the chyrstal, maybe not. The judges all said my beer was a little dark.


  • 7 lbs amber malt extract
  • 1 lb 20L chyrstal malt
  • 1 1/2 oz cluster hops (boiling)
  • 1/2 oz cluster hops (finishing)
  • 1 package Wyeast California (2112)
  • 3/4 cup corn sugar (bottling)

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.033
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Starter made 2 days ahead instead of one. Steep grains for 30 minutes. Sparge into kettle. Boil extract and hops for 60 minutes.