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J's Dunkel

J's Dunkel

Dunkelweizen • Partial Mash • 5 gal


This is my first try at a Dunkelweizen. I brewed this last night and it is fermenting now. From first observation it smells sweet with a carmel hint.

April 28, 2013 at 02:25pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Partial Mash5 gal)

  • 1 lbs German Dark Munich

    German Dark Munich

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

  • 2 lbs Dark Wheat Malt; Weyermann

    Dark Wheat Malt; Weyermann

    German-grown top-quality wheat (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics: Signature malt for Bavarian Dunkelweizen and similar beers. Adds creaminess, body, and complex wheat flavors, as well as some color to top-fermented beers. Recommended Quantities: Up to 70% in Bavarian-style Weizenbiers Suitability (beer styles): Ales: Dunkelweizen, Weizenbock, Weizendopplebock, pub wheat ales, light or low-alcohol beers

  • .5 lbs Special B Malt; Castle Malting

    Special B Malt; Castle Malting

    Features: Very special Belgian dark malt, obtained through specific double drying process. Usage: Abbey ales, Trappist ales, dubbels, porters, brown ales, doppelbocks. Recommended proportion: 10%. Characteristics: Is used to produce a deep red to dark brown-black colour and fuller body. Unique flavour and aroma. Gives much colour and raisin-like flavour. Imparts a rich malty taste and a hint of nut and plum flavour. May substitute Chocolate and Black malt if bitterness is not desired.

  • 1 lbs Weyermann CaraAroma®; Weyermann

    Weyermann CaraAroma®; Weyermann

    Amber Ale, Dunkel Lager, Dark Ale, Stout, Porter, Bock Beer

  • 3 lbs Dry Wheat; Muntons

    Dry Wheat; Muntons

    Made with a preponderance of wheat malt (55%) for the production of wheat or Weiss beers. Contains no colored malts or hops.

  • .75 oz Tettnanger - 4.5 AA% pellets; boiled 45 min


    Mild, slightly spicy. 'Noble'.

  • .25 oz Tettnanger - 4.5 AA% pellets; boiled 9 min


    Mild, slightly spicy. 'Noble'.

  • Danstar Munich Wheat Beer

    Danstar Munich Wheat Beer

    Danstar Munich Wheat Beer yeast originated in Bavaria, Germany, the home of many of the world’s great wheat beer breweries. The propagation and drying processes for Munich yeast has been specifically designed to deliver high quality brewing yeast that can be used to produce wheat beers of the finest quality. No colours, preservatives or other unnatural substances have been used in its preparation. Like all our Danstar products, Munich is produced in ISO 9002 certified plants and is non-GM & gluten-free.


Steep grains up to 155 degrees Sparge grains Add malt extract slowly watching closely for clumps Boil for 60 mins adding hops at 45 and 9 mins. Cool wort to 170, rehydrate yeast and pitch.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 15 - German Wheat and Rye Beer

Subcategory: B - Dunkelweizen

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.048 1.044 - 1.056
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 1.010 - 1.014
Color: 20.1 SRM 14 - 23
Alcohol: 4.9% ABV 4.3% - 5.6%
Bitterness: 13.5 IBU 10 - 18




2013-05-11 1:11am

Just bottled this batch and had to taste it... has lots of mouth feel and the dark malts combine for a molasses type taste, the hops finish it off lightly to make it not too sweet.

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