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Barbary Coast Common beer

California Common Beer

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Warren Place

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Boil Size: 6.30 gal

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Barbary Coast Common beer

Type: All Grain

Date: 7/22/2004

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Brewer: Warren Place
Boil Size: 6.30 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes: Definately the taste of a California Common, but too hoppy and too little body when compared to Anchor Steam.


AmountItemType% or IBU
9.00 lbPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain81.82 %
1.50 lbVienna Malt (4.0 SRM)Grain13.64 %
0.50 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)Grain4.55 %
1.50 ozNorthern Brewer [8.50 %] (60 min)Hops40.9 IBU
0.50 ozNorthern Brewer [8.50 %] (15 min)Hops6.8 IBU
0.50 ozNorthern Brewer [8.50 %] (0 min)Hops-
1 PkgsCalifornia Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112)Yeast-Lager


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.96 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.39 %
Bitterness: 47.6 IBUCalories: 235 cal/pint
Est Color: 8.0 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Light BodyTotal Grain Weight: 11.00 lb
Sparge Water: 4.18 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Light Body
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
90 minSaccharificationAdd 13.75 qt of water at 161.4 F150.0 F
10 minMash OutHeat to 168.0 F over 10 min168.0 F

Mash Notes: Temperature mash for use when mashing in a brew pot over a heat source such as the stove. Use heat to maintain desired temperature during the mash.

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2)Volumes of CO2: 2.7
Pressure/Weight: 17.2 PSICarbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 45.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 60.0 F 


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.

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