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Sour Mash Beer

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Sour Mash Beer

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

California Common Beer


A couple of weeks ago, I tried brewing a minor spinoff of a sour mash beer


  • 8.5 lb American 2 row malt
  • 1.5 lb Rye malt
  • 1 lb Cara Pils malt
  • 1 lb 95-115L Crystal malt
  • 1 oz Galena hops (60 min)
  • 1 oz Cascade hops (30 min)
  • 1/4 tsp powdered Irish Moss (10 min)
  • Yogurt culture
  • American Ale yeast

Click to Print Recipe


Mash 2 lb of 2 row malt using 50-60-70 schedule Mashout @ 175=B0F for 5 minutes Cool to 90=B0F and stir in yogurt culture Sour for two days Mash remaining malts using 50-60-70 schedule Mashout at 175=B0F for 5 minutes Combine mashes Sparge at 170=B0F Boil for 90 min Cool and pitch yeast