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California Common was an accidental discovery: residents of Gold Rush-era San Francisco wanted to drink Pilsner but local brewers had to make do with primitive refrigeration techniques. The result was a hybrid style – a highly hopped, pale lager fermented at ale temperatures, and possibly America's first original contribution to the beer world. Our version exhibits earthy hop bitterness and aroma, caramel malt, and a pale copper color with a clean, crisp profile.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for California Common Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1047 Total Time to Make 2 months
5.0 / 5.02 ReviewsTrue to StyleI am an all grain brewer and just brewed the California Common EXTRACT kit. Don't hate. Anyway, this is hands down the best beer I have brewed all year, 2013. I would not be surprised if this were to medal in competition. I consider it very true to style. Having said that, I do not plan to share this with anyone, except my closest friends and family. It is so good that I do not want to give up three bottles for a stupid competition. Great job guys.May 20, 2013ExcellentGenerally most of the beer kits I have brewed from Northern Brewer have been great. This one I was hoping would be very similar to my favorite San Francisco steam beer. In a side by side blindfolded taste test, the NB kit won out. It had a slightly different, but better hop flavor. For my personal taste, this one hits the nail on the head!December 25, 2016
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 2 answersWhat temperature is ideal for fermentation for this beer? The summer months are approaching and I may need some temperature control equipment.BEST ANSWER: The intended fermentation temperature depends upon the yeast you choose to use with this brew. If using the Safale S-23 the optimum temperature is 50-57F. For the Wyeast 2112 California Lager yeast the optimum temperature is 58-68FI brewed a batch of California common extract w/ specialty grains three days ago. I looked at it yesterday and everything looked normal. It had about 2 inches of foam on top and the air lock was releasing air bubbles at a normal interval. I got up this morning and looked at it and the foam was gone and I noticed the bung had pushed up out of the big mouth bubbler. I pushed the bung back in place but I was wondering if I should dispose of this batch because air had entered the bubbler for possibly up to 24 hours?What would you recommend for hop additions for this recipe for a full volume boil?
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