Cleveland Steam v1.2 (3 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: timlael (Shared)
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Brewer: Tim Lael
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: California Common Beer ( 7B)
Boil Size: 7.01 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 11.1 SRMEquipment: My All Grain
Bitterness: 41.6 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.052 (12.9° P)Mash Profile: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.015 SG (3.7° P)Fermentation: Steam Beer (California Common), Two stage
ABV: 4.9%Taste Rating: 38.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
8.00 oz Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 1
8 lbs Pale Malt - 2 Row (Schreier) (2.0 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs 8.00 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 3
8.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4
8.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5
1.60 oz Chocolate Dark 6-Row (Briess) (420.0 SRM) Grain 6
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.6%] - Boil 60 min Hops 7
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) Misc 8
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.6%] - Boil 10 min Hops 9
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.6%] - Boil 5 min Hops 10
1 pkgs California Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112) Yeast 11

Taste Notes

Gold Medal 2012 Drunk Monk (38) Silver Medal 2012 Champion of the Pint (36.5) Bronze 2012 NHC Chicago Region (37) 2012 St. Louis Microfest (40)

Notes

Gold Medal 2012 Drunk Monk (38) Silver Medal 2012 Champion of the Pint (36.5) Bronze 2012 NHC Chicago Region (37) 2012 St. Louis Microfest (40)

Ratings

My obsession

by timlael

Almost a year ago I started working on this recipe and have slowly brought it to where it is today. Over the progression of the recipe it has won several medals in some pretty large competitions including the recent advancement to the 2012 NHC final round.
As it currently stands, this beer is slightly malt forward, yet it represents the category well. In v1.3, I have reduced mash temp and shifted the 5 min hop addition to a strcitly whirlpool addition. My hope is to dry the beer out a bit and bring the malt and hops into perfect unison.
Fermentation and proper starter size is key with this beer. I use a 2l starter (1.040 light pils DME wort) and ferment @ 61°F.
Also, WLP 810 is preferred (or I have more experience with it), but 2112 has proven acceptable.

Award Winning Recipe

by BeerSmith

Northern brewer hops is my choice for steam beer (who does not like one?) and you have to respect a recipe that made it to the NHC final round. I've bookmarked this one to brew soon!

Bookmarked

by Brewdog

+1 on the BeerSmith comments!
Brewing 10 gallons of this tomorrow!
1-27-13 Transferring to secondary or kegging. Wish I could lager it but it's too cold in the garage where my keezer sleeps. Just drink it this time. Lager it next time.
Turned out great anyway!!