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Lost Lake Steamer

From the BrewBlog of BorealBrewers – Grand Rapdis, Minnesota USA
Printed April 21, 2018

Specifics
Style: California Common Beer
Brewer: Chad Haatvedt
Brew Date: March 14, 2010
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 12.5/24.7
Bitterness (Calc): 23 IBU (Daniels)
BU/GU: 0.43
Calories: 176 (12 ounces)
ABV: 5.9%
ABW: 4.6%
Batch No: 2010-02
OG: 1.054
OG (Plato): 13.33° P
Target OG: 1.052
FG: 1.010
FG (Plato): 2.56° P
Target FG: 1.010
Real Extract: 4.51° P
App. Atten.: 80.8%
Real Atten.: 66.2%
Status: On Tap
BJCP Style Info: California Common Beer
O.G.: 1.048 - 1.054
F.G.: 1.011 - 1.014
ABV: 4.5 - 5.5%
Bitterness: 30 - 45 IBUs
Color: 10 - 14 SRM
Info: A lightly fruity beer with firm, grainy maltiness, interesting toasty and caramel flavors, and showcasing the signature Northern Brewer varietal hop character.

Commercial Examples: Anchor Steam, Southampton Steem Beer, Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager.

General Information
Method: All Grain

This is an attempt at a clone of the Anchor Steam beer.  It is based on a California common beer style.

Calories, Alcohol, and Plato Calculator
Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.010
Initial Gravity (Plato): 13.33° P
Final Gravity (Plato): 2.56° P
Real Extract: 4.51° P
Apparent Attenuation: 80.8%
Real Attenuation: 66.2%
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 5.9%
Alcohol By Weight (ABW): 4.6%
Calories (12 ounces): 177

Calculations derived from Peter Ensminger's article Beer Data: Alcohol, Calorie, and Attenuation Levels of Beer, here.

Comments

I decreased the gap in my barley crusher to get a finer crush.  It seemed like i got it too tight, as the grain was crushed, not cracked.  I worried about getting a stuck mash.

I did a batch sparge on this brew.  First mash at 158F for 1 hr.  Vorloffed about 1/2 gallon, then sparged quickly.  After the first sparge was done, I added 6.5 gallons of hot water and raised 2nd mash to 154F.  I let this mash for 30 minutes.

I vorloffed another 1/2 gallon, and ran this sparge fairly quickly too.  It seemed pretty clear.

I collected about 7.5 gallons of wort.  I checked the pre-boil gravity, and hit 1.0491 (gravity = 1.040 at temp of 114F calculates out to 1.0491)

Malts and Grains
12.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 82.8% of grist
1.00 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 6.9% of grist
1.00 pounds Crystal Malt 60L 6.9% of grist
0.50 pounds Belgian Biscuit Malt 3.4% of grist
14.50 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
Hops
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9.8% Pellets @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
9.8 AAUs
0.50 ounces Northern Brewer 9.8% Pellets @ 10 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
4.9 AAUs
0.50 ounces Northern Brewer 9.8% Pellets @ 1 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
4.9 AAUs
2.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 19.6 AAUs
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Yeast
Name: California Lager
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 2112
Type: Lager
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 69%
Temperature Range: 58–68°F
Amount: 125 ml
Mash Profile

Cereal Mash and Single Infusion Mash

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
Notes:

Boil cereal adjuncts to add to infusion mash.

Steps

# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Protein Rest Infusion 30 min. 104°F

Add 30% of mash water at 111° F / 44° C

2 Protein Rest Infusion 45 min. 122°F

Add 10% of mash water at 181° F / 83° C

3 Saccharification Infusion 60 min. 150°F

Add 25% of mash water at 200° F / 93° C

4 Mash Out Infusion 10 min. 168°F

Add 35% of mash water at 208° F / 98° C

Procedure
Water Amounts Calculator
Target Final Boil Volume: 6 gallons  
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 gallons per hour  
Boil Time: 60 minutes  
Runoff Volume Needed: 7.75 gallons 6 gallons (final boil volume) ÷ 0.96 (cooling) + 1.5 gallons (boil evaporation)
Grain Amount: 14 pounds  
Grain Absorbtion: 2.8 gallons  
Total Water Needed: 11.55 gallons 7.75 gallons (runoff) + 2.8 gallons (grain absorbtion) + 1 gallons (equip. loss)
Mash Water Needed: 4.38 gallons based on 1.25 quarts per pound of grain
Sparge Water Needed: 7.18 gallons 11.55 gallons (total water) – 4.38 gallons (mash water)

 

Fermentation
Primary: 10 days @ 64° F
Secondary: 102 days @ 68° F
Lost Lake Steamer
Date Brewed:  
Brewer/Assistant:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Strike Water Amount: 4.8  
Strike Water Temperature:    
Mash Temperature:    
Mash Time:    
Sparge Water Amount: 6  
Sparge Water Temperature:    
Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 6.7  
Post-Boil Amount: 5  
Boil Time: 60  
Original Gravity: 1.054 / 13.3° P  
     
     
     
     
Brew Day Notes
 

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