Schwarzbier (Black Beer) Recipe - Devil Dog Schwarzbier

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Devil Dog Schwarzbier

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All Grain
5 Gallon(s)
7.5 Gallon(s)
90 min
75%
Comments  Brew Sessions (0)
Something between a Devil's backbone schwarzbier and Black Dog

Fermentables

% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
32% 3 Pilsner - US 34
Mash
19% 1.8 Dark Munich - DE 36
10°
Mash
8% 0.8 Carafa II - DE 32
412°
Mash
32% 3 Munich - Light 10L - US 35
10°
Mash
5% 0.5 Melanoidin Malt - US 37
20°
Mash
3% 0.25 CaraRed - DE 35
20°
Mash
1% 0.125 Blackprinz - US 36
500°
Late
9.475 lb

Hops

oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
1 Tettnang Pellet Boil 60 minutes 4.5 17.2
0.25 Hallertau Pellet Boil 15 minutes 4.5 2.1
0.25 Tettnang Pellet Boil 15 minutes 4.5 2.1
0.25 Hallertau Pellet Boil 2 minutes 4.5 0.4
0.25 Tettnang Pellet Boil 2 minutes 4.5 0.4
2 oz IBUs calculated using the Tinseth formula

Yeast

name attenuation  
Fermentis Saflager W-34/70 83%
 

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
1 each Whirlfloc Boil
 

Mash Steps

type heat temp °F time
Protein Rest Infusion 130 5 minutes
Maltose Rest Infusion 144 50 minutes
Alpha Rest Infusion 158 30 minutes
Mash-Out Decoction 165 5 minutes
 

Special Instructions

  1. Mash in at 130° F and hold for 5 minutes
  2. Ramp to 144° F and hold for 50 minutes
  3. Ramp to 158° F and hold for 30 minutes
  4. Mash out at 165° F for 5 minutes
  5. For added black coloring add fine ground black prinz or black malt at mash out
  6. Boil for 90 minutes
  7. Add hops at proper intervals
  8. Add whirlfloc or Irish Moss last 15 minutes
  9. Ferment in primary for 10 days at 47° F
  10. Diacetyl rest for 3 days at 57° F
  11. Gradually lower to 48° F and hold for 8 days
  12. Gradually lower to 33° F and hold for 16 days
  13. Rack to carboy and clearify
  14. When satisfied clarity keg at 2.5 volumes or bottle condition with 4 oz. corn sugar

Tasting Notes (1)

Rick-B

Tasted on 3/31/2017 by Rick-B

Notes:

the beer is completed and aged for a bit and i like it. Very dark with little roast taste, nice tan colored head and the right amount of body for my standards. it's a beer i could drink a couple of and not tire of it.

Recipe Facts

Devil Dog Schwarzbier
Schwarzbier (Black Beer)
5.00 Gallons Liters
7.50 Gallons Liters  @  90  min
1.050
1.008
33.6° SRM
75%
22.2 IBU (tinseth)
0.45
5.3% ABV
163 per 12oz
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