California Common Lager 5,5% Recipe Kit 20L
Brew great beer at home
This Recipe Kit 20L is perfect if you have a brewery or other brewing equipment for crushed malt. You will learn how to brew great beer at home with real malt, hops, yeast and water. The Recipe Kit 20L gives approximately 56pcs 33cl beers.
California Common Lager 5,5%
An American California Common (Steam beer) with lager yeast and classic Northern Brewer hops. A California Common is a hybrid lager that is fermented with lager yeast in room temperature. Dry Hopping gives lovely aroma.
Recipe Kit California Common Lager 5,5% 20L contains:
- Malt (Crushed): Pale Ale, Cara Amber
- Hops: Northern Brewer
- Dry hopping: Yes
- Yeast: Lager yeast W34/70
- Clarifying agent: Protafloc
- pH-adjustment: Lactic acid
- Caps: Black caps are included
- Brewing Manual and Recipe (Grainfather XML-file available upon request)
This lager can be fermented in two ways. Either as a 'hybrid lager' room temperature 17-21°C (2 weeks), or as a real lager at 12°C (2 weeks at 12°C, followed by lagering >2 weeks at 10°C). To keep the temperature within optimal range, one can use a cooling bag or temperature controlled fermenter or refrigerator.
How long does it take to brew?
The brewing itself takes about 4 hours. Then the beer ferment for 2 weeks, then it is bottled. Bottle carbonation takes another 2 weeks. A total of 4 weeks, then the beer is ready to be enjoyed!
What equipment do I need to have at home?
Brewery (20L or more) or other brewing equipment for crushed malt, pot/boiler 10-20L, ladle, sugar, container 1-2L, milliliter- and deciliter measures, bottle filler, sanitizer, bottle capper, fermenters with and without tap. Brown empty bottles (about 28pcs 33cl per 10 liters of beer) are only needed when the beer is to be bottled 14 days after the brewing day.
The first time I brew my own beer, very detailed instructions and easy to follow. The beer became as good as can be and hissed wonderfully when the cork was removed. Just a lot of foam and surprisingly clear beer, the kit was in the fridge for three days before bottling. Highly recommend this lager!