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American Bock?
« on: October 10, 2021, 08:57:34 am »
I had an idea to brew a darkish lager for fall/winter drinking. Looking at what I have on hand and for something new to try brewing I’ve come up with this:

1.050

33% 6row
33% 2row
20% corn grits(cereal mash)
10.7% Best Red X Malt
3.3% Carafa 2(in sparge)

Edelweiss hop blend from Hop Heaven and Diamond lager yeast.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: October 10, 2021, 09:03:47 am by MDL »

Offline fredthecat

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Re: American Bock?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2021, 01:22:25 pm »
I had an idea to brew a darkish lager for fall/winter drinking. Looking at what I have on hand and for something new to try brewing I’ve come up with this:

1.050

33% 6row
33% 2row
20% corn grits(cereal mash)
10.7% Best Red X Malt
3.3% Carafa 2(in sparge)

Edelweiss hop blend from Hop Heaven and Diamond lager yeast.

What do you think?

i believe there is a thread debating classic formulations of the mid-late 20th century american brewers' "bock" beers already. i'd check that out. this recipe looks like you'd hit the idea of an old school american industrial brewer's bock.


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Re: American Bock?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2021, 08:48:48 pm »
For an American Bock style, I think you might want to sub some or all of the Red X with some crystal malt. As written, it's probably closer to something like Negra Modelo than something like Shiner Bock.
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Re: American Bock?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2021, 06:24:34 pm »
Thanks for the feedback. I did brew it as written. Just went into lagering. The red x seems to have contributed more caramel than I thought it would. I will update once it has had some lagering time but looking good so far.