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Dopplebock secrets
« on: November 05, 2013, 10:43:02 AM »
Perhaps if it's a secret...one wouldn't divulge that information here. ;)

However...I'm planning to brew up a Dopplebock this weekend using the yeast slurry from my Schwarty.

Here's my recipe:

Dominator Dopplebock

All Grain Recipe
Brewer: bluesman
Batch Size: 11.00 gal
Style: Doppelbock ( 5C)
Boil Size: 13.23 gal
Style Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 20.1 SRM
Bitterness: 23.2 IBUs
Boil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.078 (18.4° P)
Mash Profile: Single Infusion,Fly Sparge
ABV: 7.7%

Ingredients:
15 lbs Dark Munich Malt - 10L (9.9 SRM)
15 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
1 lbs Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM)
1 lbs Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Carafa I (319.0 SRM)
6.4 oz Caramunich Malt 2 (60.0 SRM)
6.4 oz Caramunich Malt 3 (150.0 SRM)
1.5 oz Hallertauer [3.9%] - Boil 60 min
0.5 oz Magnum [14.0%] - Boil 60 min
1.0 oz Hallertauer [4.8%] - Boil 20 min
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10 min)
German Lager Yeast (White Labs #WLP830)
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient
 
This is what I made the last year. I think I want to remove some of the crystal malt and add a touch more Carafa for a darker beer.

What's your trick for this style?
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 11:26:12 AM »
I already own that name. ;)
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 08:49:24 AM »
I brewed a doppelbock earlier this year that was very close to Kai's recipe on his site. Early on it was a tasty doppelbock similar to Salvator but after about 6-7 months it's developed some nice peach and plum flavors that I love but everybody else who has tried it seems to dislike.
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 10:33:02 AM »
I already own that name. ;)

I'm proud of you Keith. ;) :)
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 10:34:01 AM »
I brewed a doppelbock earlier this year that was very close to Kai's recipe on his site. Early on it was a tasty doppelbock similar to Salvator but after about 6-7 months it's developed some nice peach and plum flavors that I love but everybody else who has tried it seems to dislike.

Speaking of Kai...I haven't heard from him in a while.

I'll check out his recipe...thanks.
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 11:19:19 AM »
I brewed a doppelbock earlier this year that was very close to Kai's recipe on his site. Early on it was a tasty doppelbock similar to Salvator but after about 6-7 months it's developed some nice peach and plum flavors that I love but everybody else who has tried it seems to dislike.

Speaking of Kai...I haven't heard from him in a while.

I'll check out his recipe...thanks.

I didn't use Kai's recipe exactly, but I'm using his fermentation profile to try and encourage those dark fruits to come out and play. It's about to go into Stage 3: Warm Conditioning after about 3 months of lagering.
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 11:26:40 AM »
Kai's recipe is a good one. I did a similar one, doing a Huchkurz decoction. It has developed the dark fruit flavors. Not a bad drinker in the Nov. weather.
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 09:30:58 AM »
I brewed a doppelbock earlier this year that was very close to Kai's recipe on his site. Early on it was a tasty doppelbock similar to Salvator but after about 6-7 months it's developed some nice peach and plum flavors that I love but everybody else who has tried it seems to dislike.

Speaking of Kai...I haven't heard from him in a while.

I'll check out his recipe...thanks.

I didn't use Kai's recipe exactly, but I'm using his fermentation profile to try and encourage those dark fruits to come out and play. It's about to go into Stage 3: Warm Conditioning after about 3 months of lagering.

I think a lot of it has to do with fermentation schedule, but also the yeast strain can be a factor. I'm using WLP830 German Lager Yeast which is a very clean performer. I've tried 833 with some success as well. I really like the dark fruit flavors in this beer.
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2013, 09:31:37 AM »
Kai's recipe is a good one. I did a similar one, doing a Huchkurz decoction. It has developed the dark fruit flavors. Not a bad drinker in the Nov. weather.

Sounds good Jeff...wish I could try it. :)
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2013, 07:02:17 AM »
I think the best dopplebocks use a blend of dark and regular munch with 10-15% pils for enzyme action. You can add a touch if caramunich if you want, but you don't really need any. I like a little carafa II to slightly darken mine up.

And of course, lots of simco hops at flame out.
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2013, 03:49:42 PM »
And of course, lots of simco hops at flame out.

I prefer Citra, but to each their own...
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2013, 04:15:43 PM »
And of course, lots of simco hops at flame out.

I prefer Citra, but to each their own...

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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2013, 10:25:02 AM »
I think the best dopplebocks use a blend of dark and regular munch with 10-15% pils for enzyme action. You can add a touch if caramunich if you want, but you don't really need any. I like a little carafa II to slightly darken mine up.

And of course, lots of simco hops at flame out.

You mean you don't dry hop your Dopplebock...;)
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
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Re: Dopplebock secrets
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2013, 07:10:43 PM »
I don't brew a dopplebock commercially right now and wouldn't use that name any way but I used to homebrew a beer called "dominator dopplebock" years ago name after the best dog I ever owned; Domino. So that's the story.
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