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Yooper's California Common

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Batch Size (gallons)5
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style7B. California Common Beer
Original Gravity1.055
Final Gravity1.014
ABV5.38% (basic)   /   5.38% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color11 SRM
Boil Time60 min


Pilsner (2 Row) Belgian8 lbs74.4%2
Munich I (Weyermann)1 lb 4 oz11.6%7.1
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L1 lb9.3%60
Biscuit Malt 8 oz4.7%23

Northern Brewer (Boil).75 oz608.5%0
Saaz (Boil)1.5 oz154%0
Northern Brewer (Steep/whirlpool)1 oz108.5%0

DirectionsMash at 152°F for 60 minutes.

(changed Yooper's schedule to Brulosopher's quick lager method)

3 days at 10°C (until ~50% attenuation)
1 day at 16°C
5 days at 20°C (until gravity is stable)
0.5 day at 16°C
0.5 day at 12°C, add gelatin
0.5 day at 8°C
0.5 day at 4°C
16 days at 0°C

CreditsYooper on, winner of the HBT BJCP competition first place in Hybrids.

He says he gets it basically from Jamil:
"This is basically Jamil's recipe, different from my other recipe in that I wanted the "toasty" notes in it that Jamil talked about in his California Common podcast."

Recipe Awards
Award Winning Recipe! Yooper won the HBT BJCP competition -- first place in hybrids with this recipe. Scored a 38.

This all grain California Common Beer homebrew recipe was submitted by WellInformedAmateur.