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Yeast and Fermentation / Pitching Rate for WLP-810?
« on: June 17, 2011, 07:24:28 AM »
I'm about to brew an Anchor Steam clone using WLP-810. I plan to ferment at 62-64*F. So need some advice on how to determine how large of a starter I need. Do I consider this a Lager or an Ale for my starter? Or somewhere in between?

Beer Recipes / Anchor Steam Clone?
« on: June 15, 2011, 09:26:45 AM »
I'm ready to brew up the Zymurgy Anchor Steam Clone. I have punched it into Beersmith and have a couple questions.

Here is the recipe,

BeerSmith Recipe Printout -
Recipe: Copy of Anchor Steam Clone Zymurgy 5 Gal.
Brewer: Ron
Asst Brewer:
Style: California Common Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal     
Boil Size: 8.06 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 8.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 66.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
9 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain           1        85.7 %       
1 lbs                 Caramel Malt - 40L (Briess) (40.0 SRM)   Grain         2        9.5 %         
8.0 oz                Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain              3        4.8 %         
0.50 oz               Cascade [5.40 %] - Dry Hop 21.0 Days     Hop         9        0.0 IBUs     
1.50 oz               Northern Brewer [9.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop           4        52.7 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Northern Brewer [9.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop           5        13.5 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Northern Brewer [9.00 %] - Aroma Steep 5 Hop         7        0.0 IBUs     
0.50 tsp              Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins)              Fining                6        -             
1.0 pkg               San Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810) Yeast    8        -             

Mash Schedule: Temperature Mash, 2 Step, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 8.0 oz
Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Protein Rest      Add 13.02 qt of water at 132.8 F        125.0 F       30 min       
Saccharification  Add 0.00 qt of water and heat to 155.0  155.0 F       60 min       
Mash Out          Add 0.00 qt of water and heat to 170.0  170.0 F       10 min       

Mash with 15 quarts water for 30 minutes at 125*F, raise to 155 and hold for 60-90 minutes. Raise temp of mash to170 for mash out, Sparge with 3-3.5 gallons of water at 170*F. Boil 60-90 minutes to yield 5 gallons. Aerate well and pitch yeast at 62*F. Fermant in primary at 60-66*F for one week and transfer to secondary (add Cascades for dry hopping). Ferment in secondary for 2-3 weeks at 48-50*F.

Have 8 oz Acid Malt ready for Mash in case pH is high.

Zymurgy July/August 2004

Created with BeerSmith 2 -

This comes in at 66.2 IBU which is high for a California Common. It is also on the lower end of the ABV scale at 4.6% and below the color threshold.  So is this a good clone of the real deal Anchor Steam or should I make adjustments to bring this into the suggested ranges for the style?

Any suggestions on an Anchoe Steam Clone? Maybe I'd be better off with a different recipe altogether.

Zymurgy / Anchor Steam Clone?
« on: May 21, 2011, 01:38:35 PM »
Can anyone tell me what issue had the recipe for Anchor Steam? I'm about to brew it and would like to re read the article.

Or any pointers to this brew?

Zymurgy / Ne Brewing Cardinal Pale Ale?
« on: January 21, 2011, 08:47:44 AM »
I was wondering if anyone has put the recipe into Beersmith? I have done it and intend to brew it, But would like to compare what I have done to someone elses interpenetration.

As a matter of fact I would love to see all of the recipes in Zumurgy available in Beersmith or other popular format. Although I can see where that may cause a conflict between software vendors. Would be helpful to guys like me.

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