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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


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