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Old 04-28-2009, 03:07 PM   #31
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WOOT - found this recipe just in time - my yeast arrived yesterday. so I'll be making my starter tonight and brewing this weekend.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:08 PM   #32
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Yum. This beer is great. When I first tasted it, I was nervous that it didn't taste anything like a real anchor steam - and then I had an anchor to jog my memory. It is pretty damn close, but I haven't done a side-by-side yet. My only issues thus far have been crazy foaming, but that might be because I force carbed it with the shaking (a week ago or so...). It still pours crazy foamy, but I am a draft newbie so who knows. Anyway, this beer rocks. Some are calling it my best beer yet (and so bloody simple!). I made it with organic ingredients (except hops).

Anyway, thanks Yooper! Next up, I'm going to try this California Lager yeast with a Mac & Jack recipe.

Pico - its possible you overcarbed your beer. I have done that on occasion with the shake method.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:32 AM   #33
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I'm going to need to brew this again this weekend. I have all the ingredients on hand so how can I not? Thanks again for this recipe yooper. This will be the first brew with my new barley crusher!

 
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:18 AM   #34
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Finally brewed this again. Such a nice day and I brewed outside in my shared condo driveway while lots of pedestrians and the streetcar were flying by. Everything went smoothly and quickly and I can't wait to tap this keg! Out of all the beers I have made, this has been the crowd favorite so far.


 
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:21 AM   #35
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Finally brewed this again. Such a nice day and I brewed outside in my shared condo driveway while lots of pedestrians and the streetcar flying by. Everything went smooth and quickly and I can't wait to tap this keg! Out of all the beers I have made, this has been the crowd favorite so far.
We like it too! Enough flavor to please us craft beer lovers, and yet "lager ish" enough to please the newcomers to homebrew and craft beers. I need to get some northern brewer hops, and brew it again myself!
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:37 AM   #36
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I forgot to mention, I ended up mashing for TWO AND A HALF HOURS due to several external factors. I don't know if this is off the charts or what, but I ended up with 83% efficiency (predicting 75%), so the beer is a bit over at 1.055.


 
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:55 PM   #37
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Just thought I'd share a shot of mine (in an HBT glass of course!).



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Old 06-08-2009, 03:40 PM   #38
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Didn't see the details listed on this subject.... What were your fermentation temperatures and schedule? I'm considering a steam beer and was wondering what temps you targeted?
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:15 PM   #39
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I don't have many people around to sample my beer, but everyone who has been around lately has loved it.

This is the beer I made where my kettle spigot got clogged, I had to pour through a funnel and mesh bag from a keggle, lost about a gallon of wort and had my hands all over inside of it after it was chilled. So...... It will probably never be this good again.
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More notes on my latest batch of this:

I brewed w/ 12oz of Caramel 120L instead of 1lb of caramel 60.

Beer is quite dark and very caramelly. I like it a lot this way, but don't have any of the old stuff to compare to. I think the way I brew it (and ferment it, a bit warm) it ends up sweeter and more caramel than a proper "Anchor Steam", with less carbonic bite and bitterness. I prefer the homebrew version and all my friends and family seem to love this beer. Given a choice between this recipe and an EdWort Haus pale ale (derivative..) it is a no brainer for them.

 
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