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Cleveland Steam v1.5

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Cleveland Steam v1.5

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Beer Style: California Common Beer (7B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 11.5 US gallons

California Common Beer
Beer Color


35.5 St. Louis Microfest


  • 5.00 g - Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60 min) (Misc)
  • 3.00 g - Calcium Chloride (Mash 60 min) (Misc)
  • 12 lbs - Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8 lbs 8.0 oz - Vienna (Hoepfner) (4.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2 lbs 8.0 oz - Carabrown (55.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - Caramel Munich 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2.0 oz - Northern Brewer [9.4%] - Boil 55 min (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Northern Brewer [9.4%] - Boil 20 min (Hops)
  • 0.50 tsp - Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) (Misc)
  • 2 pkgs - San Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810) (Yeast)
  • 2.0 oz - Northern Brewer [9.4%] - Dry Hop 10 days (Hops)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.053 (13.0° P)
Final Gravity: 1.014 SG (3.5° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.1%
Color SRM: 12.5  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 38.4
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 11.50 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by timlael on Mon May 5 2014

Version 1.3 was my personal drinking favorite. 1.5 is pretty damned good too, but a lil higher gravity and I mashed a bit high, so it has some residual sweetness. Not bad, but the hops are a touch out of balance. 1.052 with slightly less than 40 IBU seems to be a sweet spot for this beer. The malt on 1.5 is on the toasty side, 1.3 less toasty. Carabrown is a cool malt that adds a unique toasty character. Version 1.5 with half the carabrown and mashed at 149-150 with 1.5 oz/5 gallons dry hop for 7-10 days would probably be spot on. Replace half the carabrown with a crystal 40/60 mix and carafa II to color as needed.

review rating
 Reviewed by Bevel11 on Wed Apr 30 2014

Out of all of your versions for this beer, which was the most successful and which is your favorite?