Cleveland Steam v1.5 (2 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: timlael (Shared)
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Brewer: Tim Lael
Batch Size: 11.50 galStyle: California Common Beer ( 7B)
Boil Size: 12.98 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 12.5 SRMEquipment: My All Grain (12 Gallon)
Bitterness: 38.4 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.053 (13.0° P)Mash Profile: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.5° P)Fermentation: Steam Beer (California Common), Two stage
ABV: 5.1%Taste Rating: 35.5

Amount Name Type #
5.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60 min) Misc 1
3.00 g Calcium Chloride (Mash 60 min) Misc 2
12 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 3
8 lbs 8.00 oz Vienna (Hoepfner) (4.0 SRM) Grain 4
2 lbs 8.01 oz Carabrown (55.0 SRM) Grain 5
1 lbs Caramel Munich 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) Grain 6
2.00 oz Northern Brewer [9.4%] - Boil 55 min Hops 7
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [9.4%] - Boil 20 min Hops 8
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) Misc 9
2 pkgs San Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810) Yeast 10
2.00 oz Northern Brewer [9.4%] - Dry Hop 10 days Hops 11

Taste Notes

35.5 St. Louis Microfest


Dry hopped 1/2 the batch. 1oz in 5.5gallons


Which Version?

by Bevel11

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

by timlael

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.

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