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Bach's Schwarzbier III

Bach's Schwarzbier III

Schwarzbier (Black Beer) : All Grain : 5.75 gal

Breidenbock

Brewed 1/1/2013 for AHA NHC (Denver) - turn out pretty well and is moving on to the next round.

May 9, 2013 at 09:49pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain5.75 gal)

  • 8 lbs Pilsen Malt; Briess

    Pilsen Malt; Briess

    Subtly sweet maltiness. Characteristics & Applications: • Can be used as a base malt. • More pronounced malty flavor than 2-Row Brewers Malt. • Use with 2-Row Brewers Malt for rich malt flavor and additional color. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 2 lbs Munich TYPE II; Weyermann

    Munich TYPE II; Weyermann

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics: Imparts strongly malty notes to finished beer. Intended mainly for dark ales and lagers. Recommended Quantities: Up to 100% of total grain bill Suitability (beer styles): Lagers: Oktoberfestbier, Märzen, Bockbier, Dunkel. Ales: Dark, Stout

  • 1 lbs German Dark Munich

    German Dark Munich

    Enhances body and aroma. Stout, schwarzbier, brown ale, dark and amber ales.

  • .5 lbs Melanoidin Malt; Weyermann

    Melanoidin Malt; Weyermann

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest) Product Characteristics: High degree of modification of both proteins and starches. Excellent friability. Low β- glucan values. Highly acidic. Highly malt-aromatic. Adds deep-amber to red-brown color, maltiness, body, and mouthfeel to finished beer. Promotes flavor stability. Recommended Quantities: Up to 20% of total grain bill Suitability (beer styles): Lagers: Oktoberfestbier, Märzen, Dunkel, Bock, Doppelbock Ales: Amber, Dark, Scottish, Irish Red

  • .5 lbs Weyermann Carafa Special® TYPE II; Weyermann

    Weyermann Carafa Special® TYPE II; Weyermann

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics: CARAFA SPECIAL® is the de-husked version of CARAFA®. Using our unique process, we remove the husks from carefully selected grains before malting and roasting them. Reduces astringency and bitterness, while adding coffee-brown color, a coffee-like bouquet, dark- beer aroma, as well as body and mouthfeel to finished beer⎯but without introducing harsh flavors. Even small amounts of CARAFA SPECIAL® malts in the grain bill produce dark beers of unusual smoothness and mildness with a firm, creamy, white head. Recommended Quantities: Up to 5% of total grain bill Suitability (beer styles): Lagers: Dunkel, Doppelbock Ales: Dark, Stout, Altbier

  • .125 lbs Black; Crisp

    Black; Crisp

    Dark color and an astringent smoky flavor.

  • 0.5 oz Magnum - 13.2 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Magnum

    A West Coast hop with high Alpha Acid. Excellent bittering hop.

  • .25 oz Mt. Hood - 6.1 AA% pellets; boiled 25 min

    Mt. Hood

    Used mainly for aroma and flavor in American and German style ales and lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant, light, and clean.

  • .25 oz Hallertau - 4.1 AA% pellets; boiled 25 min

    Hallertau

    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • .5 oz Mt. Hood - 6.1 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Mt. Hood

    Used mainly for aroma and flavor in American and German style ales and lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant, light, and clean.

  • .5 oz Hallertau - 4.1 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Hallertau

    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • .25 oz Mt. Hood - 6.1 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min

    Mt. Hood

    Used mainly for aroma and flavor in American and German style ales and lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant, light, and clean.

  • .25 oz Hallertau - 4.1 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min

    Hallertau

    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • .25 tsp AllFloc - 10 minute boil (omitted from calculations)

    AllFloc

    Enhanced Kappa Carrageenan reduces dosage rates and improves flocculation! For addition to the boiling kettle 15-20 minutes before the end of boil. Usage approx .4 - 1.2 oz. per 10 bbl. AllFloc is prized for its consistency and high potency. Results include improved hot and cold breaks, trub compaction, improved filtration, and some chillproofing.

  • .25 tsp Wyeast Nutrient - 10 minute boil (omitted from calculations)

    Wyeast Nutrient

    Although wort is a good growth medium for yeast, additional Wyeast Nutrient will reduce lag time, improve yeast viability and provide consistent attenuation rates. Low assimilable nitrogen concentrations (FAN) of grape must or wort have long been known as a cause of sluggish or stuck fermentations. Wyeast yeast nutrient, a blend of vitamin B's, minerals, inorganic nitrogen (DAP), organic nitrogen (amino acids), zinc, phosphates and other trace elements will benefit yeast growth and carbohydrate uptake for a more rapid, complete fermentation. Use 1/4 tsp per pint for beer propagation, 1 tsp per 5 gallons for wine or beer fermentation or 1.5 oz per 10 barrels for beer fermentation.

  • White Labs WLP830 German Lager

    White Labs WLP830 German Lager

    This yeast is one of the most widely used lager yeasts in the world. Very malty and clean, great for all German lagers, pilsner, oktoberfest, and marzen.

Notes

Add 2 tsp Calcium Cloride, 1/4 tsp gypsum and 1/2 tsp epsom salts to 12 gallons Denver (Foothills) water Single infusion at 153, 60 minutes, recirc and add heat to maintain temp. Cooled to 50 F with copper IC. Ferm at 47, lager 4 weeks min. Brewed 1/4/2012, OG 1.058. Ferm at 50, lager 4 weeks min.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 4 - Dark Lager

Subcategory: C - Schwarzbier (Black Beer)

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.054 1.046 - 1.052
Terminal Gravity: 1.014 1.010 - 1.016
Color: 22.2 SRM 17 - 30
Alcohol: 5.3% ABV 4.40% - 5.40%
Bitterness: 31.5 IBU 22.00 - 32.00

Discussion

Breidenbach

Pretty Happy

2013-06-08 10:59am

I've been tweaking this recipe for a couple of years and this version is pretty good.

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