I was reading some of the more advanced stuff in the book and then noticed his recipe chapter. Spotted a beer I am vary curious about. It is meant to be a clone of the Anchor Steam I enjoy Anchor Steam when I can get it and thought this might be worth trying out. But I have some questions noted in the recipe below:
#4 Shay Steam – California Common Beer (extract version)
3.3 lbs pale malt extract in boil
3.3 lbs pale malt extract at knockout (Does he mean at the endof the boil?)
0.75 lbs crystal 40L malt (Which grain do i choose? Breiss Carmel 40L ?)
0.25 lbs matodextrin powder
1oz NB (7.5%) 60 mins
1oz NB (7.5%) 15 mins
Yeast: california lager (primary 2 weeks at 60F) (I assume I could use Wyeast 2112 Cal Lager)
Not sure what Palmer meant with his options for the extarct version.
I think I could probably do this beer with a makeshift swamp color using ice to keep the water in the 60F range. Assumign I have no need to much lower then that.
Thoughts on this? I want to try this as my next personal batch. Proabbly in March unless I pick up another primary carboy.