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Steamfitter California Hybrid

From the BrewBlog of BorealBrewers – Grand Rapdis, Minnesota USA
Printed April 23, 2018

Specifics
Style: California Common Beer
Brewer: Chad Haatvedt
Brew Date: April 19, 2014
Yield: 6 gallons
Batch No: 2014-04-19
OG: 1.056
Target OG: 1.055
Reading 1: 1.012  (11 days)
Status: Secondary
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

Brewhouse efficiency was 74.15%

Comments

I tasted this when I racket it to the secondary fermentors.  Mmmmm good!

Malts and Grains
16.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 72.7% of grist
3.00 pounds British Maris Otter Pale Malt 13.6% of grist
3.00 pounds Crystal Malt 60L 13.6% of grist
22.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
Non-Fermentables
5 tsp Yeast Nutrient @ 15 minutes  
2 tabs Whirlfloc @ 15 minutes  
Hops
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9% Pellets @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
9 AAUs
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9% Pellets @ 15 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
9 AAUs
1.00 ounces Nugget 11% Pellets @ 5 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
11 AAUs
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9% Pellets @ 5 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
9 AAUs
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9% Pellets @ 5 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
9 AAUs
5.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 47 AAUs
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Yeast
Name: Saflager West European Lager
Manufacturer: Fermentis
Product ID: S-23
Type: Lager
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 73%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium
Temperature Range: 46–50°F
Amount: 24 gr
Mash Profile

Cereal Mash and Single Infusion Mash

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 27.2 Efficiency: 88.7%
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: 11 gallons  
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 gallons per hour  
Boil Time: 60 minutes  
Runoff Volume Needed: 12.96 gallons 11 gallons (final boil volume) ÷ 0.96 (cooling) + 1.5 gallons (boil evaporation)
Grain Amount: 21 pounds  
Grain Absorbtion: 3.94 gallons  
Total Water Needed: 17.9 gallons 12.96 gallons (runoff) + 3.94 gallons (grain absorbtion) + 1 gallons (equip. loss)
Mash Water Needed: 6.98 gallons based on 1.33 quarts per pound of grain
Sparge Water Needed: 10.91 gallons 17.9 gallons (total water) – 6.98 gallons (mash water)

Calculations derived from Ray Daniels' book Designing Great Beers.

Strike Water Temperature Calculator
Grain Weight: 21 pounds
Grain Temperature: 60° F
Strike Water Amount: 7 gallons
Target Mash Temperature: 152° F
Equipment Loss: 10° F
Strike Water Temperature: 175.8° F (165.8° F less 10° F equipment loss adjustment)

Calculations derived from the Brewing Techniques Troubleshooter, Vol. 4, No. 4 available here.

 

 

Steamfitter California Hybrid
Date Brewed:  
Brewer/Assistant:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Strike Water Amount: 7.3  
Strike Water Temperature:    
Mash Temperature:    
Mash Time:    
Sparge Water Amount: 6.1  
Sparge Water Temperature:    
Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 7.8  
Post-Boil Amount: 6  
Boil Time: 60  
Original Gravity: 1.056 / 13.8° P  
     
     
     
     
Brew Day Notes
 

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