California Common beer is a unique tasting recipe 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: 1.044-49
SRM (Color Range): 9-12
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 included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.