This is my second batch ever.
I have no idea what this is. I had a Coopers "lager" kit that came with my fermenter and didn't want to waste it, so I found a recipe on the internet using this as a base and modified it (with the forums' help. Thanks!
). The original recipe was for a "dark" bock.
Here's what I ended up doing:
50 g cracked crystal malt (steeped 30 min at about 70° C)
100 g of cracked chocolate malt (steeped 30 min at about 70° C)
1 can of coopers lager liquid malt kit (prehopped)
1.5 kg (about 3 lbs) of light dry malt extract
20 g Hallertaur Hersbrucker (added in last 10 min of boil)
yeast: Denny’s Favorite 50 (no yeast starter, sorry Denny
Fermented a bit high for first few days (about 21°C (70° F) instead of 18°C).
Let it sit in the fermenter for about 3 weeks, then bottled. Let sit for another 3 weeks before trying.
Turned out pretty darn good. A bit dark, good carbonation. Has a malt backbone, but also a bitterness from the hops. Nothing really extraordinary, but much better than anything “generic” I could buy at the store. Seems like a great session beer. I'm actually pretty proud of it. And, like I said, thanks again for those who helped with suggestions (it took me long enough to get around to doing it though
Any ideas as to what the style is?
I'm guessing it's sort of a pseudo-Dortmunder Export.