Yield: 54 Servings
|9½ pounds||Klages malt|
|1½ pounds||Crystal malt 40L|
|½ pounds||Cara Pils malt|
|2½ ounce||Northern Brewer whole hops,|
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