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Common Cat Beer

California Common Beer

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Jack Vining

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Boil Size: 6.00 gal

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Common Cat Beer

Type: All Grain

Date: 4/19/2004

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Brewer: Jack Vining
Boil Size: 6.00 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: MY STUFF - Brew Pot (6+gal), Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal), Plastic Bottling Bucket (6 gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes: Anchor Steam


AmountItemType% or IBU
5.00 lbDomestic Pale Ale 2-Row (3.0 SRM)Grain50.00 %
4.00 lbPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain40.00 %
0.50 lbMunich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)Grain5.00 %
0.25 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)Grain2.50 %
0.25 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 75L (75.0 SRM)Grain2.50 %
1.50 ozNorthern Brewer (leaf) [8.50 %] (60 min)Hops40.8 IBU
1.00 ozNorthern Brewer (leaf) [8.50 %] (30 min)Hops20.9 IBU
0.50 ozHallertauer [4.80 %] (Dry Hop 14 days)Hops-
1.00 itemsWhirlfloc Tablet (Boil 20.0 min)Misc
1 PkgsCalifornia Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112)Yeast-Lager


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.051 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.017 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.83 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.43 %
Bitterness: 61.8 IBUCalories: 229 cal/pint
Est Color: 7.9 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash OutTotal Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
Sparge Water: 4.32 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
60 minMash InAdd 12.50 qt of water at 165.9 F154.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn SugarVolumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 3.8 ozCarbonation Used: 4oz
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


This turns out with an Anchor Steam color but a bit more hops due to dry hop in secondary. If you don't like hearty hop flavor, don't dry hop, add the Hallertauer during last minute of boil for aroma.

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