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TXFlyGuy

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Midnight Lager
« on: June 04, 2020, 06:06:51 pm »
My brewing partner wants to make a Midnight Lager clone for his wife.
Figuring base malts of Pils/Vienna, how about adding chocolate malt? How much for a 10 gallon batch?

About 22 lbs of base malt, so maybe 2 lbs chocolate?

Or, how about using Cara-Bohemian?

Help!
« Last Edit: June 04, 2020, 06:33:21 pm by Bel Air Brewing »

Offline Ellismr

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Re: Midnight Lager
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2020, 04:52:13 am »
Here is my recipe for a dark logger but my style it’s a shwarzbier.





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Offline HopDen

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Re: Midnight Lager
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2020, 06:34:44 am »
How do you feel about Chocolate Wheat Malt? You would expect to get a little bready, dark chocolate and a touch of caramel. 5% usage maybe less.

Offline Ellismr

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Re: Midnight Lager
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 04:33:02 am »
I think it fine.  That’s why it’s home brewing, you may find that it provides the flavors you looking for but you’ll never know until you try it.


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Offline Megary

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Re: Midnight Lager
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 06:21:19 am »
How do you feel about Chocolate Wheat Malt? You would expect to get a little bready, dark chocolate and a touch of caramel. 5% usage maybe less.

I just did a mini-steep tasting of all of my dark grains this weekend and Weyermann's Chocolate Wheat was one that I sampled.

It's pretty far from Chocolate to my taste.  I get more ash (ashtray more like it) and dry roast than anything.  More roasty to me than Roast Barley.  To my palate anyways.
Not that you can't use it (I love roasty flavors), but I'd recommend starting this malt on the low % end and working up to your taste level.