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Anchor Steam Clone?
« on: April 26, 2011, 02:23:14 AM »
I have the San Fran lager yeast, and Northern Brewer hops.  All I need now is a recipe.  I'm looking for as close an Anchor Steam clone as possible.  Any help?  Thanks.

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Re: Anchor Steam Clone?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 07:59:38 AM »
my Cali common recipe is 9# 2 row 1.25 # crystal 60L. I use cascade hops in mine cause I'm a rebel  ;) It's pretty close except for the hops. It's a simple beer.
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Re: Anchor Steam Clone?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 08:27:24 AM »
I use C-40 and a little bit of victory.  US 2-row, for sure.  Three hop additions.
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Re: Anchor Steam Clone?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 08:28:13 AM »
Here's my latest attempt. Smells delicious from the airlock.  ;)

Smyrna Steam
California Common Beer

 
Type: All Grain
Date: 4/22/2011
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Brewer: Bluesman
Boil Size: 7.23 gal
Boil Time: 90 min  
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
  
Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) (3.0 SRM) Grain 41.22 %
5.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 41.22 %
1.50 lb Munich Malt (6.0 SRM) Grain 12.37 %
0.50 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4.12 %
0.13 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 1.07 %
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (60 min) Hops 25.2 IBU
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (15 min) Hops 12.5 IBU
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (1 min) Hops 1.1 IBU
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc  
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Misc  

Beer Profile
 
Measured Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.37 %
Bitterness: 38.9 IBU Est Color: 10.1
 
Mash Profile
  
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 19.00 qt 152.0 F
10 min Step Add 19.00 qt 168.0 F

I used US05 but hope it doesn't attenuate beyond 78%  :-\

Here's a great article from BYO by JZ.

http://www.byo.com/stories/beer-styles/article/indices/11-beer-styles/2186-california-common-style-profile

 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 

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Re: Anchor Steam Clone?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 10:08:18 AM »
I use C-40 and a little bit of victory.  US 2-row, for sure.  Three hop additions.

Yeah I do three hop additions as well. 60, 15 and 0 1.25oz, .75 and 1 I think. I don't have my notes with me. I have been thinking about tweaking it but this weekend will be my first go with this as an all grain recipe
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Re: Anchor Steam Clone?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 11:36:30 AM »
I use C-40 and a little bit of victory.  US 2-row, for sure.  Three hop additions.

BU:GU ratio of ~.8?

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Re: Anchor Steam Clone?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011, 12:07:44 PM »
I use C-40 and a little bit of victory.  US 2-row, for sure.  Three hop additions.

BU:GU ratio of ~.8?

The bullseye target is a .735 +/- for a BU:GU ratio so .8 is within 10% of that.
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Re: Anchor Steam Clone?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011, 01:46:54 PM »
1.050 and 40 IBUs sounds good to me, like a very fresh Anchor Steam.  If you're used to it in bottles, then dialing it back to 35 IBUs would probably be better.

Just in SF this past weekend.  Walls of IPAs in a pub.  I went for the Anchor Steam because I really wanted to taste it fresh again.  Then I went for the Pliny  :P
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Re: Anchor Steam Clone?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 01:28:28 AM »
1.050 and 40 IBUs sounds good to me, like a very fresh Anchor Steam.  If you're used to it in bottles, then dialing it back to 35 IBUs would probably be better.

Just in SF this past weekend.  Walls of IPAs in a pub.  I went for the Anchor Steam because I really wanted to taste it fresh again.  Then I went for the Pliny  :P

Gordon,

What's the name of the pub?  A friend of mine will be traveling to San Fran this weekend.  I'll direct him to the pub.

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Re: Anchor Steam Clone?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2011, 10:07:00 AM »
1.050 and 40 IBUs sounds good to me, like a very fresh Anchor Steam.  If you're used to it in bottles, then dialing it back to 35 IBUs would probably be better.

Just in SF this past weekend.  Walls of IPAs in a pub.  I went for the Anchor Steam because I really wanted to taste it fresh again.  Then I went for the Pliny  :P

Gordon,

What's the name of the pub?  A friend of mine will be traveling to San Fran this weekend.  I'll direct him to the pub.

Sounds like either Toronado (grungy, but great beer) or Monk's Kettle (nice enough to take the 'rents, usually very crowded, great beer). Both accessible by public transportation, if your friend plans to do extended "research."
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