Northern Brewer Hops

Characteristics

Northern Brewer hops are a dual-purpose variety reminiscent of Hallertau but with a bit higher AAU. Northern Brewer can be described as Woody, Piney, Earthy, Minty, and somewhat Rustic ... which is not to say coarse or undefined necessarily. Northern Brewer is the signature hop in Anchor Steam and typifies the California Common not-quite-ale/not-quite-lager style.

There are both U.S. and German varieties available.

Specifications

Typical Use : Bittering/Aroma
Alpha Acid : 6 to 10% AAU
Origination : USA or Germany
Characteristics : Woody, Earthy, Piney, Rustic
Styles : California Common
Similar Hops : Chinook or Nugget

 

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All Grain Recipe - California Common ::: 1.052/1.016 (6.5 Gal)

Grain Bill (75% Efficiency assumed)

9 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
2 lb. - Munich Malt
1 lb. - Caramel/Crystal Malt (40L)
1/2 lb. - Victory Malt
1/8 lb. - Light Chocolate Malt (200 SRM) <<< note, this is the light stuff

Hop Schedule (42 IBU)

1 oz. - Northern Brewer (60 min.)
1.5 oz. - Northern Brewer (15 min.)
1.5 oz. - Northern Brewer (1 min.)

Yeast

White Labs - San Francisco Lager Yeast (WLP810) -or-
Wyeast California Lager (#2112) - 1800 ml starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash at 153° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 58° to 68°

Notes

Note the cool fermentation temperature.
Let this one finish ... it might take longer than you are used to.

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