anchor steam beer clone brew day

anchor steam clone primary fermentation

as I mentioned yesterday, for a variety of reasons I decided to brew an anchor steam beer clone.

  • after confirming a predicted temperature of less than 60F for the week, I decided that saturday would be a good day to get the ball rolling.
  • I slightly modified this clone recipe from BYO as follows:
    • 8 lbs. pale LME
    • 8 oz. crystal malt, 40° Lovibond (steep from 150-175F, then remove)
    • 2 oz. Northern Brewer hops (7.2% alpha acid): 1.5 oz. for 60 min., 0.5 oz. for 15 min.
    • 1 oz. Cascade hops (5.5% alpha acid) for 2 min.
    • Wyeast 2112 (DOA)/saflager S-23 dry lager yeast combo in starter
  • after weighing out the specialty grain…

specialty grains

  • I steeped them according to the above recipe.

steeping specialy grain

  • I added the LME at 175F and brought the wort to a boil, where I added the hops according to schedule.

hop schedule

  • after cooling the wort to the low 70sF…

cooling the wort

yeast starter

  • primary fermentation seems to be going strong in my shed – the ambient temperatue seems to be nice and cool, so I have high hopes that the wort hasn’t topped the mid-60sF.
  • after about 10 days in primary, I plan on lagering in my kegerator for a couple months.  cross your fingers!

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