Barbary Coast Common beer

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: BeerSmith (Shared)
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Brewer: Warren Place
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: California Common Beer ( 7B)
Boil Size: 6.29 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 8.0 SRMEquipment: My Equipment
Bitterness: 52.4 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.054 (13.4° P)Mash Profile: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Light Body
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.5° P)Fermentation: Warren's Ale Profile
ABV: 5.3%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
9 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
1 lbs 8.00 oz Vienna Malt (4.0 SRM) Grain 2
8.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 3
1.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 4
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.5%] - Boil 15 min Hops 5
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.5%] - Boil 0 min Hops 6
1 pkgs California Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112) Yeast 7

Taste Notes

Definately the taste of a California Common, but too hoppy and too little body when compared to Anchor Steam.

Notes

Color is indistinguishable from Anchor Steam. Clarity is very good after 3-4 weeks of lagering at 45F. Definate Northern Brewer hop flavor and aroma. "Piney" aroma and a little "tin" flavor with assertive bitterness. Medium to light body with a medium finish. Could use a little more sweetness (0.5 lb crystal) or less hops (-0.25 oz @ boil) to provide a more balanced taste. Overcarbonated when served at 45F and 10 psi so CO2 was bled until 8 psi. Long lasting lace but head fell within a few minutes. Overall: a good experiment for using 2 oz of NB hops but next time I would stick to the center of the style IBU range for a better balanced beer.