Since it’s been a while, I figured why not get back on the horse with an old faithful. Californication, a California Common I’ve brewed a few times. This is a simple enough recipe:
20.12 lbs Canadian 2row pale
3lbs 45L Caramel malt
1oz Northern Brewer – 60 min
2oz Centennial – 30 min
1oz Northern Brewer – 10 min
Wyeast 2112 – California Lager
As with the last few brew days I’ve had, my new grain mill made a big difference on my efficiency (Thanks to Pete for getting through to me on that one). I had 70.1% on this batch, made a large 32oz starter, and MIT my target of 1.056 for my OG. All good things.
My mash was a single in fusion at 151 held for 1 hour with two batch sparges. The brew was cloudy when I racked it over, but I was really pleased at how much it had cleared up when I just kegged it.
The brew is now kegged up and should be on tap in the next week.