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Steam Beer

Classification: steam beer, California common, all-grain, Anchor

Source: Brian Smithey ( Issue #739, 10/7/91

Side by side with Anchor Steam, this beer was very close. The color of this beer was a bit darker, and the late hop additions gave mine a bit more hop flavor than Anchor. The bitterness was right on, but my water has pretty high sulfate content; if you have "better" water, you might want to bitter it a bit more.



Using a standard mash procedure: Protein rest of 30 minutes at 125 degrees. Raise temperature to 155 degrees and hold for 90 minutes or until starch is converted. Sparge to collect enough that a 1 hour boil will still leave you 5 gallons of beer (brewing -- art or science?). Bring wort to boil. Add 1-1/2 ounces of Norther Brewer at beginning, 1/2 ounce at 30 minutes and 1/2 ounce for the last ten minutes.