California Common Beer Recipe - Modesto Farm Lager

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Modesto Farm Lager

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All Grain
5 Gallon(s)
5.5 Gallon(s)
30 min
This beer will be made from the second runnings of the Wallonian Wonder.

This recipe was cloned from Wallonian Wonder.


% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
25% 4.33 Pilsner - BE 36
25% 4.33 Rye - US 37
25% 4.33 Spelt Malt - DE 37
6% 1 Carapils - Dextrine Malt - US 33
1% 0.1 Blackprinz - US 36
12% 2 Rice Hulls - US 0
6% 1 Belgian Clear Candi Sugar - BE 36
17.09 lb


oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
0.25 Bravo Pellet Boil 30 minutes 13.0 10.6
2 Loral Pellet Boil 8 minutes 11.0 28.1
2 Jarrylo Pellet Flame Out 0 minutes 16.0 0.0
2 Azacca Pellet Flame Out 0 minutes 14.0 0.0
1 Jarrylo Pellet Dry Hop 3 days 16.0 0.0
1 Azacca Pellet Dry Hop 3 days 14.0 0.0
8.25 oz IBUs calculated using the Tinseth formula


name attenuation  
Imperial L05 Cable Car 75%

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
0 each Gypsum Mash
0 each Salt (NaCl) Mash
0 each Lactic Acid Mash
1 each Whirlfloc Tablet Boil
0 each Yeast Nutrient Boil

Mash Steps

type heat temp °F time
Mash-Out Infusion 155 60 minutes

Special Instructions

  1. Add 1lb of Dextrine Malt and 0.1lb Black Prinz following first runnings
  2. Sparge: 6.5 gallons with 4.23g gypsum, 1.82g salt, and 2.0mL lactic
  3. Transfer 1.5 gallons of wort to Wallonian Wonder kettle
  4. Add 2 gallons top off water, 1.30g gypsum, 0.56g salt, and 0.9mL lactic
  5. Add whirlfloc, yeast nutrient, and remaining hops for 30 minute whirlpool

Tasting Notes (2)


Tasted on 4/24/2018 by CheeseNips


Pours one finger of foam, same color and haze. Aroma is some dank hop that quickly yields to a sweet malt. Flavor is all malt now that is more sweet bread now rather than toffee or caramel. Nucleation and body are the same. This beer is changing for the better, but I still don't think it's better than average.


Tasted on 4/19/2018 by CheeseNips


Pours 2 fingers of foam, burnt orange color bordering on brown and very hazy. Aroma is dank hops. Flavor follows the nose initially and then morphs into a toffee, caramel flavor and then a slight bitter finish. Nucleation is sharp with the body being light while crisp. I'd like the caramel flavor to mellow out as I don't care for it, but it certainly has the Cal Common maltiness with a much bigger hop presence. There's no sulfur presence, unlike the last time I used this yeast. Personally, this beer is just okay as the caramel flavor is not desirable.


CheeseNipsThis scored a 26/50 at the Krausen Cup. Not to style, too hoppy and not enough malt presence.
5/16/2018 1:36 PM

Recipe Facts

Modesto Farm Lager
California Common Beer
5.00 Gallons Liters
5.50 Gallons Liters  @  30  min
10.3° SRM
38.6 IBU (tinseth)
3.7% ABV
124 per 12oz
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