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  • Sea Lion Standard California Common

    San Francisco Lager yeast is the basis for this classic American style. A true lager yeast that ferments warm, this strain creates a unique malty and biscuity beer. Try this style with the new Carapils® Copper malt and expect awesome results.

    Type: Lager

    Style: Other Lager

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    10.25 lbs Briess Brewers Malt Mashing grain
    1.75 lbs Briess Carapils® Copper Malt Mashing grain
    0.25 lb Briess Carabrown® Malt Mashing grain
    1 oz Perle Hops (8.2% AAU) 60 min boil
    1 oz Northern Brewer Hops (8% AAU) 10 min boil
    2 packs White Labs WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast Fermenter
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil


    1. Bring 3.7 gallons of water to 168°F.
    2. Mash grains at 154°F for 1 hour.
    3. Heat 4.5 gallons of 180°F sparge water in a kettle.
    4. Sparge and collect 6.3 gallons in kettle; bring to boil.
    5. Add 1 oz Perle hops.
    6. After 50 minutes, add 1 oz Northern Brewer hops and yeast nutrient
    7. Boil 10 more minutes and turn heat off.
    8. Cool beer to 68°F. Transfer to fermenter.
    9. Pitch one pack of White Labs WLP810 San Francisco Lager yeast.

    Primary Fermentation: 3-4 weeks at 60°F - 65°F.

    Secondary Fermentation: Ferment 2 weeks at 58°F - 62°F.

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with ¾ cup dissolved priming sugar, and ¼ packet of WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast for 3-4 weeks at 65°F.

    Original Gravity: 1.053

    Final Gravity: 1.013

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 5.2%

    IBU: 47

    Color: 14