Steam beer

Yield: 54 Servings

Measure Ingredient
9½ pounds Klages malt
1½ pounds Crystal malt 40L
½ pounds Cara Pils malt
2½ ounce Northern Brewer whole hops,
Wyeast #2007

6⅞ %

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 1-½ ounces of Norther Brewer at beginning, ½ ounce at 30 minutes and ½ ounce for the last ten minutes. 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. Original Gravity: 1.054 Final Gravity: 1.015 Recipe By : Brian Smithey

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