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California Common Ale - All Grain Beer Kit (Advanced)

California Common Ale - All Grain Beer Kit (Advanced)

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Description

California Common is a unique tasting beer that typically utilizes Northern Brewer hops. With subdued fruity flavors, good hop bite and medium maltiness, this beer still retains its unique qualities due to a famous liquid yeast strain that retains lager characteristics up to 65 degrees.

  • Makes 5 Gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.044-48
  • SRM (Color Range):9
  • IBU's: 38-42 Estimated
  • Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%

 

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
 
 

 

ABV %4.5
IBU40
SRM12
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range55-63
Brewing MethodAll Grain
Pre-MilledY
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A Favorite
andrew on Jul 21, 2020
have not tried this one yet.
John V on May 13, 2020
A Favorite
andrew on Jul 21, 2020
Have made it before, now is one of my favorites
andrew on Jun 18, 2020
have not tried this one yet.
John V on May 13, 2020
I like the taste and I met Mike Carpenter who created this beer
Pascual R on May 6, 2020
Easy, not much more than buying individual items for the same beer.
Brian N on Oct 30, 2019
This recipe sounded better than the Not-So-Common recipe I found on MoreBeer.
Eddie M on May 16, 2019
One of my favorites.
Jeffrey C on Apr 12, 2019
More Beer quality at a great price
Robert B on Oct 31, 2018
Have made it before, now is one of my favorites
andrew on Jun 18, 2020
I like the taste and I met Mike Carpenter who created this beer
Pascual R on May 6, 2020
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Grind may not work well for BIAB
I bought a few kits (but only writing one review). The beer is good but I think that the grind I got was too coarse for BIAB. I am still learning so take it with a grain of salt, but I was getting quite terrible efficiency, even well under 50% with a 90 minute mash and a mashout. I asked about it in a forum, and the topic of the grind came up. We swapped pics and I will share them with you too. The consensus was that a grind was a likely culprit for my issue. Just be aware that ordering pre-ground might not actually work that well if you are using BIAB. Maybe make a special note on the order if it allows you? Be aware at any rate when you order, especially if you see several you want to try. I break up the kits into 2 or so gallons at a time, so I have gone through 4 brews and have another 6 or so to go with all the grain I bought. Haha oh well...an excuse to buy a grain mill I suppose. :)

Otherwise the beer tasted good, the shipping was good, and the instructions were definitely helpful.
Here is an example of a BIAB grind shared by a user online
User submitted image
This is the grind I got, which didn't seem to work that well
July 18, 2020
Great!!
This is the favorite beer I have made for my Dad and I have brewed around 30 batches.
March 20, 2017
Great Beer
Can't believe how great this beer turned out. It's exactly what I was hoping for. Really smooth, really drinkable.
March 12, 2015
Very Good
This beer is the best I have brewed to date. It could be in part that I allowed it to age for an extended period of time. Typically the beer I brew doesn't last long.
September 15, 2013