Formulated to be true to style, but not an Anchor Steam clone. Munich and Dextrin malts add character and body, crystal malt adds color and caramel flavor.
Had a bit of a problem when cooling this one down to pitching temp...seems that there was a leak in the chiller and some water got into the kettle as it was cooling, adding about 1 1/2 gallons to the wort. To compensate, I boiled some DME and threw it in the primary. Racked to primary and took an OG reading (February 17, 2007).
Racked to secondary and took gravity reading. Most fermentation is done, but I think it’ll come down a bit more (February 24, 2007).
Racked to keg and began conditioning in the basement. I’ll move it to the refrigerator in three weeks, and it should be ready to drink by the first week in April (March 6, 2007).
Began cold conditioning process. Should be ready to tap by April 7 (March 27, 2007).
The taste is a bit "thinner" than I remember it being from the last time. I can’t put my finger on it, but I believe it definately needs more body. Wait, I remember now. This is the one that got literally watered down by the wort chilling process. The extra DME didn’t help (April 9, 2007).
|Amount||Extract||% of Grist|
|0.50 pounds||Light Dry||5%|
|0.50 pounds||Total Extract Weight||5% of grist|
|7.00 pounds||American Pale Malt (2-Row)||70%|
|1.00 pounds||German CaraMunich Malt I||10%|
|1.00 pounds||American Dextrin (Cara-Pils) Malt||10%|
|0.50 pounds||Crystal Malt 40L||5%|
|9.50 pounds||Total Grain Weight||95%|
|1.00 ounces||Northern Brewer||60 min||8.2%|
|0.50 ounces||Northern Brewer||15 min||8.2%|
|0.50 ounces||Northern Brewer||3 min||8.2%|
|2.00 ounces||Total Hop Weight|
|San Francisco Lager (WLP810)||White Labs||Liquid||35 ml|
|Infusion||Single infusion with 3.5 gallons of water.||154° F||60 min.|
|Sparge 1||First batch sparge with 2.0 gallons of water.||168° F||20 min.|
|Sparge 2||Second batch sparge with 1.5 gallons of water.||168° F||20 min.|
|Strike Water Amount:||3.2|
|Strike Water Temperature:|
|Sparge Water Amount:||4.6|
|Sparge Water Temperature:|
|OG:||1.042 / 10.5° P|
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