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falcon250

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G'day All,

Just after some recipe advice in regards to making a Californian steam beer, purchased Beersmith the other day and now all I want to do is make beer!

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers.
 

alfadog

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G'day All,

Just after some recipe advice in regards to making a Californian steam beer, purchased Beersmith the other day and now all I want to do is make beer!

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers.
maybe start at the Beersmith website, plenty of recipes there
 

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This is something along the lines of the Brewing classic styles version with my tweaks and without chocolate cause i dont like it.

OG: 1054

75% Pale Malt
9% Munich
8% crystal/ caramalt 60L
5% Victory

Wyeast 2112 - fermented at 16 degrees

You really need to use this yeast for it to be a true steam beer or the whitelabs equivalent, the yeast plays a big part.

Edit: you may need some hops in it too... :p
Northern brewer all the way.
23ibu @ 60min
20ibu @ 15min
1g / L flameout addittion
 

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Here is the steambeer recipe I use:

Improved Steam Beer
California Common Beer
Type: All Grain Date: 19/04/2011
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l Brewer:
Boil Size: 26.29 l Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Final Bottling Volume: 23.00 l Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00
Fermentation: My Aging Profile Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0
Taste Notes:
Ingredients


Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4.50 kg Pale Malt, Traditional Ale (Joe White) (5.9 EBC) Grain 1 78.3 %
0.55 kg Munich I (Weyermann) (14.0 EBC) Grain 2 9.6 %
0.45 kg Crystal Medium - (Thomas Fawcett) (157.6 EBC) Grain 3 7.8 %
0.23 kg Victory Malt (Briess) (59.1 EBC) Grain 4 4.0 %
0.02 kg Chocolate Malt (Thomas Fawcett) (1000.8 EBC) Grain 5 0.3 %
30.00 g Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 29.5 IBUs
30.00 g Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 5.9 IBUs
40.00 g Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112) [125.00 ml] Yeast 9 -

Comes out pretty good. Its straight out of Brewing Classic Styles. The only thing that stops me brewing it more often is the yeast, I can't seem to get my yeast library up to scratch....

Good Luck, its a great beer style!
 

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