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Kentucky Common

143 calories 12 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: California Common Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.034 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 80% (brew house)
Source: Revvy's Kiss Yer Cousin
Calories: 143 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 12 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Thursday April 9th 2015
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
4.50 lb American - Pale 2-Row4.5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 56.3%
2.25 lb Flaked Corn2.25 lb Flaked Corn 40 0.5 28.1%
1 lb Flaked Rye1 lb Flaked Rye 36 2.8 12.5%
2 oz American - Black Malt2 oz Black Malt 28 500 1.6%
2 oz American - Caramel / Crystal 120L2 oz Caramel / Crystal 120L 33 120 1.6%
8 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.85 oz Cluster0.85 oz Cluster Hops Pellet 7 Boil 60 min 23.67 100%
0.85 oz / 0.00
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
8.1 gal Infusion -- 148 °F 90 min
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Strike water volume (equipment estimates 8.28 g | 33.1 qt) 8.25 33  
Mash volume with grains (equipment estimates 8.92 g | 35.7 qt) 8.89 35.6  
Grain absorption losses -1 -4  
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.25 -1  
Pre boil volume (equipment estimates 7.03 g | 28.1 qt) 7 28  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.03 -0.1  
Post boil Volume 5.5 22  
Volume into fermentor 5.5 22  
Total: 8.25 33
Equipment Profile Used: System Default

1 Packet US-05 (any American Ale yeast can be substituted)

You can also do this as a true common/steam beer and pitch a lager yeast (I've used saflager) at room temps, much how California Commons like Anchor Steam are brewed. Dec 2014 update I'm going to suggest that everyone at some point try this as a steam beer...Lager yeast at room temp without lagering. I just kegged it, and even uncarbed it has an amazing flavor... steam beers, have an "off" flavor that is not as clean as a properly brewed lager...taste anchor steam and you'll get it, especially if you compare it to Anchor Lager. There's definitely a funkiness about it... something unique... Try it with this beer. It my be the permanent way I brew this beer from now on... I'll keep you posted...and if it works out, I may change the official yeast to saflager for this beer. If you try it this way, as a steam beer...especially if you've brewed it with ale yeast before and can compare it, I would love you opinion.

Single Infusion, LIGHT body, batch sparge.

Mash Temp 148 degrees
Sparge Temp 168 degrees

I primed this beer with table sugar rather than corn sugar.

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  • Last Updated: 2015-04-09 14:23 UTC