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Golden West Common

Exceptionally malty, this atypical California Common is formulated with Goldpils® Vienna Malt and fermented at ale temperatures with San Francisco Lager yeast.

Type: Ale

Style: Altbier

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: All grain

Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
10 lbs Goldpils® Vienna Malt Base
0.5 lbs Caramel Malt 60L Caramel, Crystal
0.75 oz Northern Brewer (9.0% AA hop) 60 min boil
0.75 oz Northern Brewer (9.0% AA hop) 15 min boil
0.75 oz Northern Brewer (9.0% AA hop) 1 min boil
1 vial White Labs WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast
1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil


  1. Mash grains at 148-152º for 45 minutes
  2. Heat to 170ºF
  3. Lauter
  4. Boil with bittering hops for 45 minutes
  5. Add second hop addition, boil 14 minutes
  6. Add third hop addition, boil 1 minute
  7. Cool to 60ºF, oxygenate wort
  8. Pitch 1 vial WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast

Primary Fermentation: 2-3 weeks at 60ºF

Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks (preferably at 36ºF)

Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition with cane sugar or force carbonate

Original Gravity: 1.051

Final Gravity: 1.013

Alcohol by Weight: 4.0%

Alcohol by Volume: 4.9%

IBU: 34

Color: 10


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