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Independence Day Steam

Independence Day Steam

California Common Beer • Extract • 6 gal


Crisp and clear brew that is refreshing on a hot July day. You can smell the fruitiness of the Cascade Hops which is pleasant to smell.

July 8, 2013 at 03:21pm

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Ingredients (Extract6 gal)

  • 0.66 lbs Crystal Malt 40°L

    Crystal Malt 40°L

    Sweet, mild caramel flavor and a golden color. Use in light lagers and light ales.

  • 0.5 lbs Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Characteristics & Applications: • The endosperm is completely glassy and will appear to be darker than standard Brewers Malt. • Carapils® is a very unique dextrine-style malt that adds body, foam retention, and beer stability without influencing color or flavor. • Use to upgrade all types of beer, including light colored beers. • The non-fermentables in Carapils® are very advantageous in balancing body and flavor of dark colored beers. • May be used with or without other specialty malts. • Low usage of 1-5% will help achieve desired results. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 0.75 lbs Crystal Malt 20°L

    Crystal Malt 20°L

    Sweet, mild caramel flavor and a golden color. Use in light lagers and light ales.

  • .25 lbs Rye Malt

    Rye Malt

    Often used in German Ales and specialty beers

  • 4 lbs Pale Liquid; Alexanders

    Pale Liquid; Alexanders

    Reportedly lightest colored malt extract available.

  • 3 lbs Dry Extra Light; Muntons

    Dry Extra Light; Muntons

    Contains no colored malts or unmalted products; the light color of this product is achieved by using low processing temperatures and low-colored raw materials.

  • .25 oz Centennial - 10.0 AA% whole; boiled 60 min


    Aromatic but acceptable for bittering. Medium aroma with floral and citrus tones. Good in medium to dark ales.

  • 1 oz Northern Brewer - 9.9 AA% whole; boiled 45 min

    Northern Brewer

    Used for bittering with strong flavors and very fragrant in steam beers, dark English ales, and German lagers. Aroma is medium-strong with evergreen and mint overtones.

  • .5 oz Cascade - 7.7 AA% whole; boiled 20 min


    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • .5 oz Cascade - 7.7 AA% whole; boiled 5 min


    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 1 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - (omitted from calculations)

    Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss)

    Enhanced Irish Moss in convenient tablet form

  • White Labs WLP810 San Fransisco Lager

    White Labs WLP810 San Fransisco Lager

    This yeast is used to produce the "California Common" style beer. A unique lager strain which has the ability to ferment up to 65 degrees while retaining lager characteristics. Can also be fermented down to 50 degrees for production of marzens, pilsners a


Single temp mash at 153 degrees for 60 minutes. Add DME at 60 minutes. Add LME at 15 minutes. Pitched yeast at 67 degrees. fermenting at 63 degrees. OG 1.053. FG 1.014. 5.1% ABV.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 7 - Amber Hybrid Beer

Subcategory: B - California Common Beer

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.053 1.048 - 1.054
Terminal Gravity: 1.014 1.011 - 1.014
Color: 11.5 SRM 10 - 14
Alcohol: 5.1% ABV 4.5% - 5.5%
Bitterness: 36.1 IBU 30 - 45


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