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California Steam All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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California Steam All Grain Beer Recipe Kit


This recipe allows you to brew a lager at ale temperatures. Similar to Anchor Steam.

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This recipe allows you to brew a lager at ale temperatures. This American style of beer was made popular during the gold rush. Similar to Anchor Steam. We do not recommend brewing this recipe without using one of the liquid yeast options.

Ingredients: 9 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley, 8 oz. Carapils, 8 oz. Caramel 40L, oz. 1 oz. Northern Brewer, 1 oz. Cascade hops, priming sugar, and yeast.
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Beer Style American Lager
Origin of Style USA
Color Light
Gravity Level Medium
Hop Rating (1-5) 3
Yeast Instructions

4.9 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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Worth the Effort
The batch of all grain Steam Beer was drinkable after just one week in the bottle. The taste was a revelation. I like it better than the commercial product.
June 14, 2010
Use 810 yeast. Very Popular.
This is always popular, use the 810 yeast only. This is a lager that produces fine at Ale fermenting temperatures.
July 7, 2010
'nuff said._x000D__x000D_Too bad there's no place in America where this brew flows freely from every faucet.
August 26, 2010
nice lager
used the white labs yeast. fermented at 62F, lagered for 5 days at 35F. Came out nice and crisp. I know this is modeled after Anchor Steam, but I haven't had that beer. This beer came out a bit more bitter than I usually like, so if bitterness isn't your thing, you might want to cut back on the 60 min. hop addition.
December 4, 2010
Happy to finally get this one in the keg. 6 weeks primary, the color is amazing! I could drink this one for a long time. Oh and BTW this is NOT a lager, it should be fermented at 63f. The taste is clean and crisp, not dry though.
December 27, 2010
A Must Try
I was very happy with this beer kit. It had a nice slight maltiness with a subtle fruity apricot ester flavor. The recommended liquid yeast was easy to use.
March 26, 2013
Excellent beer, a crowd pleaser
I brewed this for a neighbors grad party and it was a hit. Even the mega brew drinkers enjoyed it light body with a lot of flavor. I will definitely brew this one again!
June 10, 2013
california steam
this is a good kit. Very true taste to the style. Easy to make and good instructions. I used white labs yeast, all went well!
August 21, 2013
Love the color!
This is a great looking beer in my opinion. It has the color of a golden commercial brew but with flavor. Drinking one right now. Chill it well and serve in a frosty mug for the best effect. It wasn't really good in my opinion till at least one month in the bottle. I did my fermentation on the basement floor which was about 58 degrees F. I kept the temp about 65 until the fermentation was done (about 3 days) then moved it to the floor.
February 9, 2011
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