Cal Common 3V 3

Brewing beers for the 2nd half of the Southeastern Homebrewers Association competition series.  I don’t have many hoppy beers in the lineup and this one has done well in the past so why not.  I decided to switch it up a bit and try a local brewer’s recipe who won at NHC, Keith Eisel and his Dream Steam.  Inline with his Zymurgy recipe with minor tweaks for my system.

Recipe Info

Recipe: cal common 3v 3
Style: California Common 19B BJCP 2015
Date: 07-23-2017

Recipe

Guideline Min

Guideline Max

OG

1.052

1.048

1.054

FG

1.011

1.011

1.014

Color

12.2

10.0

14.0

ABV

5.3

4.5

5.5

IBU

44.0

30.0

45.0

Brewery Info

Efficiency: 71 %
Attenuation: 78 %

Mash Info

Weight: 14.0 Lbs
Thickness: 1.25 Qt per Lb
Deadspace: 2.0 G
Strikewater: 6.38 G
Volume: 7.5 G
Temp: 152.0 F

Boil Info

Kettle Gravity: 1.043
Predicted Mash Run-off: 5.12 G
Target Starting Boil Volume: 8.5 G
Boil Duration: 60 min
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 G per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 7.0 G

Fermentables

Weight

% by Weight

Name

Yield

SRM

10.750 Lb

77.0 %

2-row Pale Malt (Briess)

80.5

3.0

1.000 Lb

7.0 %

Caramel 60L (Briess)

76.0

60.0

1.000 Lb

7.0 %

Caramel 40L (Briess)

75.0

40.0

0.750 Lb

5.0 %

Carapils (Briess)

74.0

1.3

0.500 Lb

4.0 %

Victory Malt (Briess)

75.0

28.0

Hops

Weight

Name

AAU

Time

Use

IBUs

0.75 Oz

Northern Brewer (US)

10.6

60 mins

Boil

23.0

0.75 Oz

Northern Brewer (US)

10.6

20 mins

Boil

14.0

0.75 Oz

Northern Brewer (US)

10.6

20 mins

Aroma

7.0

0.5 Oz

Northern Brewer (US)

10.6

4.0 days

Dry Hop

0.0

Yeast

Amount

Name

1.000 unit

San Francisco Lager White Labs WLP810

Misc

Amount

Name

Time

Use

1.000 tablet

Whirlfloc Tablet

15 mins

Boil

0.500 tsp

Yeast Nutrient (Wyeast)

10 mins

Boil

Water

Predicted Mash Ph: 5.38

Ca

Mg

Na

Cl

So

Bicarbonate

Water

7

3

21

30

24

30

Mash

97

3

21

89

160

30

Sparge

89

3

21

76

158

30

Final

160

5

36

142

273

51

Target

75

0

0

0

0

0

Mash Water

Total Water Treated: 6.500 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 6.500 G

Mash Water Adjustments

Gypsum: 6.0 g
Calcium Chloride: 3.0 g

Sparge Water

Leftover Mash Water Used: Yes
Total Water Treated: 5.500 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 5.500 G

Sparge Water Adjustments

Gypsum: 5.0 g
Calcium Chloride: 2.0 g

Notes

Mash 152f 60 mins
168f 10 mins
for whirlpool hops, cool to 200 then add hops for 20 mins

2 weeks at 62f

Lager 3 weeks

8/7/17 made 0.75L 75g DME starter of WLP810
8/9/17 normal 3V brewday
8/10/17 1/4″ kreusen and strong steady bubbling
8/11/17 1/2″ kreusen and strong bubbling
8/12/17 1/2″ kreusen lowed a bit but steady bubbling
8/13/17 kreusen dropped slow steady bubbling
8/19/17 no activity
8/20/17 dry hopped 0.5oz of northern brewer US
8/21/17 slow bubbling ~7 sec
8/23/17 no bubbling.  racked ot keg and put in lagering fridge.  FG 1.014  really delicious beer
9/6/17 tastes excellent!  but clarity not good so added gelatin
9/8/17 put on 30 psi in lagering fridge and then put on draft @ 2.5 vol target

ME vs Anchor Steam
Aroma: Me: Caramel + Toast.  Nice sublt hops.  Clean.  AS: very similar.  mine has a bit more hop aroma

Appearance: Exactly the same!  Both Crystal Clear with nice heads

Flavor: Me: nice caramel + toast notes. solid hop bitterness and flavor AS: caramel and toast forward.  low hops that seem to have dropped.  a bit oxidized

Mouthfeel: Me: med body and car nice and dry.  AS= same.  maybe slightly lower carb

Overall: very similar. AS is a bit more sweet and oxidized but i can tell underneath they are similar.

and I think mine is better 🙂

 

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