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Ravenwood Steam Beer

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

Specifics
Style: California Common Beer
Contributor: Chad Haatvedt
Yield: 10 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 12.1/23.9
Bitterness (Calc): 23 IBU (Daniels)
BU/GU: 0.43
Calories: 173 (12 ounces)
ABV: 5.7%
ABW: 4.5%
OG: 1.053
OG (Plato): 13.1° P
FG: 1.010
FG (Plato): 2.56° P
Real Extract: 4.47° P
App. Atten.: 80.5%
Real Atten.: 65.9%
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
Extract
1.75 pounds DME - Light 6.4% of grist
1.75 pounds Total Extract Weight 6.4% of grist
Malts and Grains
20.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 73% of grist
1.00 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 3.6% of grist
2.25 pounds Crystal Malt 10L 8.2% of grist
1.40 pounds American Dextrin (Cara-Pils) Malt 5.1% of grist
1.00 pounds Crystal Malt 120L 3.6% of grist
25.65 pounds Total Grain Weight 93.6% of grist
Non-Fermentables
2 TABS Whirlfloc @ 16 minutes  
1 tbsp Yeast Nutrient @ 15 minutes  
Hops
0.75 ounces Galena 11% Pellets @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
8.3 AAUs
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9.8% Pellets @ 15 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
9.8 AAUs
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9.8% Pellets @ 5 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
9.8 AAUs
2.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9.8% Pellets @ 0 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
19.6 AAUs
4.75 ounces Total Hop Weight 47.5 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: 1000 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
Strike Water Temperature Calculator
Grain Weight: 13.3 pounds
Grain Temperature: 60° F
Strike Water Amount: 5 gallons
Target Mash Temperature: 152° F
Equipment Loss: 0° F
Strike Water Temperature: 164.2° F

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

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: 25.6 pounds  
Grain Absorbtion: 5.12 gallons  
Total Water Needed: 19.08 gallons 12.96 gallons (runoff) + 5.12 gallons (grain absorbtion) + 1 gallons (equip. loss)
Mash Water Needed: 8.51 gallons based on 1.33 quarts per pound of grain
Sparge Water Needed: 10.57 gallons 19.08 gallons (total water) – 8.51 gallons (mash water)
Fermentation
Primary: 10 days @ 60° F
Ravenwood Steam Beer
Date Brewed:  
Brewer/Assistant:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Strike Water Amount: 8.5  
Strike Water Temperature:    
Mash Temperature:    
Mash Time:    
Sparge Water Amount: 9.9  
Sparge Water Temperature:    
Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 11.9  
Post-Boil Amount: 10  
Boil Time: 60  
Original Gravity: 1.053 / 13.1° P  
     
     
     
     
Brew Day Notes
 

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