Help: Good Steam Beer Recipe

Help: Good Steam Beer Recipe

Post by Bryd » Thu, 04 Aug 1994 12:35:03



We really love the taste of Anchor Steam and would like to brew something
similar if possible.  We have brewed two batches thus fa,r consequently we
are new at this and need a simple recipe using extracts. If you have a
good recipe please send it or post it.
Thankyou in advance.
Brian:-)
 
 
 

Help: Good Steam Beer Recipe

Post by Gary Arko » Fri, 05 Aug 1994 16:47:51


Here is my recipe for 'Oregon Sunshine:'  I took third with it in the NHC.
It is also the best beer I have made yet (number 14 is in the primary)

7 lbs of amber malt extract (I used the house brand)
1 lb of chrystal 80L
1 1/2 oz of cascade hops (60 minutes)
1/2 oz of cascade hops (finishing)
1 package of wyeat California lager yeast
3/4 cup of corn sugar (bottling)

I made a starter 2 days in advance using a 1.020 wort made with dry malt
extract. I boiled the extract and boiling hops for 60 minutes and then
removed from the heat.  I then added the finishing hops, covered and let
stand for 10 minutes.

Racked at 14 days and bottled after 1 1/2 months in the carboy.  All
fermentation and conditioning took place at 65 degrees.

Oregon Sunshine was darker and sweeter than the standard steam beer.  Also,
the hops and body were not quite at the expected level.  Never-the-less,
Oregon Sunshine won 4 to 0 over Anchor Steam in a blind test.  :)

Enough bragging.

-Gary
--
                      Life is too short to drink bad beer.



 
 
 

Help: Good Steam Beer Recipe

Post by Philip Grav » Fri, 05 Aug 1994 10:53:26


Quote:

>We really love the taste of Anchor Steam and would like to brew something
>similar if possible.  We have brewed two batches thus fa,r consequently we
>are new at this and need a simple recipe using extracts. If you have a
>good recipe please send it or post it.
>Thankyou in advance.

Here is one from Ch 4, pg 3 of the Cat's Meow:

                          Anchor Steam-Style Amber

  Source:   Clay Phipps (hplabs!garth!phipps)
            Issue #444, 6/21/90

  Ingredients:

            7 pounds, John Bull plain light malt extract
            1/4-1/2 pound, crystal malt
            2 ounces, Northern Brewer hops (11 alpha) (boil)
            1 ounce, Cascade hops (5.6 alpha) (finish)
            2 packs, lager yeast

  Procedure:

  Pour 1 gallon water into brewpot. Crush grains and add to brewpot. Bring
  to boil. Remove grains.  Add malt extract. Add 1/3  of the boiling hops.
  After 20 minutes, add another 1/3 of hops. After  another 20 minutes add
  the last 1/3 of hops. After another 20 minutes, remove from heat and add
  finishing hops. Cover  wort. Pour 3  gallons cold water  into fermenter.
  Strain wort  into  fermenter  along  with  enough water  to  make  5-1/2
  gallons. Pitch yeast and put in blowoff tube or airlock.

  Comments:

  This recipe was offered in 1986  by the now-defunct Home  Brewer shop in
  San Jose, California, as the best approximation to Anchor Steam possible
  with home-brew-scale extract brewing.

I've brewed this twice and been pretty happy with the results.  I'd
recommend using Wyeast 2112 yeast instead of the dry lager specified.

--
Phil
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