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The Commoners Ale - Nov 2013

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The Commoners Ale - Nov 2013

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Beer Style: California Common Beer  (7B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.5 US gallons

California Common Beer
Beer Color


Fermented perfectly. High sulfur odor from the lager yeast. Excellent color, complex flavor. May need to age for a good 30 days+ to obtain full flavor profile desired.


  • 9 lbs 8.0 oz - Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs 12.0 oz - Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 12.0 oz - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.5 oz - Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - First Wort (Hops)
  • 0.8 oz - Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 30 min (Hops)
  • 1.00 - Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) (Misc)
  • 0.8 oz - Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 15 min (Hops)
  • 0.5 oz - Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Steep 0 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - California Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112) (Yeast)
  • 0.5 oz - Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Dry Hop 0 days (Hops)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.059 (14.4° P)
Final Gravity: 1.017 SG (4.4° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.5%
Color SRM: 9.5  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 69.8
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.50 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by gflahert on Sat May 10 2014

Really nice beer. Deep red and crystal clear. For a common ale this beer is ultra hoppy with a nice bready character. I think you'll enjoy it. The california lager yeast makes this beer real smooth and clear.