Californian Steam

Steam beer is a highly effervescent beer made by fermenting lager yeasts at warmer ale yeast fermentation temperatures. Using Northern Brewer hops will impart a woody, earthy, and possibly minty aroma. Finish will be crisp and clean, with lingering bitterness.

Morgans Blue Mountain Lager
1kg liquid amber malt
20g Northern Brewer hops (15min)
15g Cascade Hops (Dry hop)
MJ Californian lager yeast

1. Chill 5- 10 litres of water, in advance.
2. In a saucepan, bring the liquid amber malt to a gentle simmer in 1 litre of water.
2. Add northern brewer hops and simmer for 15 mins.
3. Strain this into your fermenter and add the Blue Mountain Lager.
4. Top up to 23L with water (use some chilled water if necessary) to reach a starting temperature of 18-20°C. Stir vigorously to aerate the wort.
5. Add the MJ Californian lager yeast and ferment as close as possible to 20°C.
6. On Day 4 of fermentation, add 15g Cascade hops to the fermenter.
11. Fermentation is complete when gravity reading is consistent over two days, usually 4-7 days depending on temperature.