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Full Steam Ahead

Postby dandan » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:14 pm

Heres my plan for my next brew Full Steam Ahead?

Never made a steam beer before! does it look right?
Full Steam Ahead

7-B California Common Beer
Size: 20 L
Original Gravity: 1.050 (1.048 - 1.054)

Terminal Gravity: 1.012 (1.011 - 1.014)

Color: 13.35 (10.00 - 14.00)

Alcohol: 4.97% (4.50% - 5.50%)

Bitterness: 39.6 (30.00 - 45.00)
Ingredients:

4000 g Maris Otter Pale

0.75 kg Crystal Malt 40°L

29.72 g Northern Brewer - added during boil, boiled 60 min

14.53 g Northern Brewer - added during boil, boiled 15 min

14.53 g Northern Brewer - added during boil, boiled 5.0 min

1 Pro-tab

1.0 ea Fermentis S-23 Saflager S-23
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Postby greg » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:32 am

Hi Dan, looks fine to me. Not made one before myself.
Personally I would change the yeast to wyeast 2112 Cal Lager as this is more authentic but I guess s23 would do the job. Assume you are fermenting at 18c+?
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Postby Varnish » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:43 am

Recipe looks good Dan.
I used 2112 for my steam beer.

It fermented too warm and the esters went haywire. Making the beer pretty much undrinkable.

I keep meaning to give this one another go, reusing the yeast from the last batch. But Ijust haven't found the time.
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Postby dandan » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:30 pm

Cheers, I'm trying to use up the yeast i have in the fridge before they go out of date and s-23 is one of them.
Yeah going to be fermented at room temp.
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Postby greg » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:59 am

S23 is fine at room temps, I've done a few extract lagers in my time at room temp with s23. Not as crisp as lagers, more like a blond ale but very nice and drinkable.
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Postby nath » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:29 pm

A steam beer is definatly on my to do list, whats a pro tab dan?
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Postby dandan » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:48 pm

Pro tabs means Protafloc Tablets/Teaspoon of the stuff!!
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Postby nath » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:51 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhh, I thought it might be.
Do you find it works better than Irish Moss?
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Postby Tony » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:35 am

Dan, have you done this? If so, what temp did you ferment at and have you sampled yet? Dying to know if its a winner

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Postby dandan » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:21 pm

Not yet, I was working away last week and have quite a bit to catch up on this week.
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