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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #60 on: March 13, 2011, 07:19:36 PM »
What is the url for locating Best grains?  Did some google searching, unable to locate.  I am planning on making a Munich Dunkle and am interested in this recipe.  Is this for a 5.5 gal or 6 gal batch?  What hops and schedule did you use?
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9 lb. Best Munich II
2 lb. Best pils
.5 lb. CaraMunich 40
2 oz. carafa

sure looked and smelled good when I took the OG!
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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2011, 08:48:03 AM »
It was a 5.5 gal. batch.  I'll have to look at my notes to see what hops I used.
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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2011, 09:28:50 AM »
What is the url for locating Best grains?  Did some google searching, unable to locate.  I am planning on making a Munich Dunkle and am interested in this recipe.  Is this for a 5.5 gal or 6 gal batch?  What hops and schedule did you use?
Thanks

Try "Best Malting," my usual link to their site didn't work today.  Try this http://www.countrymaltgroup.com/bestmaltz.asp for grain descriptions

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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #63 on: March 15, 2011, 05:52:22 AM »
The maltsters url is http://www.bestmalz.de/en/

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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #64 on: November 28, 2014, 09:57:34 AM »
This thread deserves resurrection because it's so friggin awesome.  ;D

I've never made a dunkel yet, but when I do... I don't know what I'll do.  Looks like Best Malz is a no brainer.  Other than that... I bet you really can't go wrong as long as you use a ton of Munich and a good German lager yeast with good lagering time.  One of these days, I shall brew one up...
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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #65 on: November 28, 2014, 10:10:35 AM »
This thread deserves resurrection because it's so friggin awesome.  ;D

I've never made a dunkel yet, but when I do... I don't know what I'll do.  Looks like Best Malz is a no brainer.  Other than that... I bet you really can't go wrong as long as you use a ton of Munich and a good German lager yeast with good lagering time.  One of these days, I shall brew one up...

Mine is just finishing up fermentation.  12 lb. Best Munich II, 6 oz. carafa special, WY2206
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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2014, 08:29:46 PM »
This is making me wonder if the Best Malz is why my german style beers always win medals.

Looks like I'm not going to change using it, and may use it in non-german styles

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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2014, 08:10:03 AM »
This thread deserves resurrection because it's so friggin awesome.  ;D

I've never made a dunkel yet, but when I do... I don't know what I'll do.  Looks like Best Malz is a no brainer.  Other than that... I bet you really can't go wrong as long as you use a ton of Munich and a good German lager yeast with good lagering time.  One of these days, I shall brew one up...

Mine is just finishing up fermentation.  12 lb. Best Munich II, 6 oz. carafa special, WY2206
Denny, do you have any issues with conversion using 100% Munich II as your base malt? Did you mash any longer than usual? I always chicken out and use maybe 15-20% Pils in my Dunkel for enzyme insurance.
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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2014, 10:14:29 AM »
Denny, do you have any issues with conversion using 100% Munich II as your base malt? Did you mash any longer than usual? I always chicken out and use maybe 15-20% Pils in my Dunkel for enzyme insurance.

No problems at all.  I'd have to check my notes, but I'm pretty sure I mashed at 154 for 60 min.  Got 100% conversion efficiency, so no problems.
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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #69 on: December 03, 2014, 11:08:01 AM »

No problems at all.  I'd have to check my notes, but I'm pretty sure I mashed at 154 for 60 min.  Got 100% conversion efficiency, so no problems.

Great info. I'd always used a little pils too, out of fear of not doing it.
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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #70 on: December 03, 2014, 12:15:38 PM »
I recently read somewhere (maybe even earlier in this very thread!?) that many maltsters don't make Munich malt too dark anymore these days.  I imagine the reason is to conserve enzymes for cases like these, but now that's just a wild a-- guess.  That's my theory and I'm sticking to it... for now.
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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #71 on: December 03, 2014, 12:20:14 PM »
I recently read somewhere (maybe even earlier in this very thread!?) that many maltsters don't make Munich malt too dark anymore these days.  I imagine the reason is to conserve enzymes for cases like these, but now that's just a wild a-- guess.  That's my theory and I'm sticking to it... for now.

Makes sense.
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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #72 on: December 03, 2014, 01:02:30 PM »
I recently read somewhere (maybe even earlier in this very thread!?) that many maltsters don't make Munich malt too dark anymore these days.  I imagine the reason is to conserve enzymes for cases like these, but now that's just a wild a-- guess.  That's my theory and I'm sticking to it... for now.

FWIW, I use 10L Best for continental beers and 10L Great Western for domestic.  No problems with either.
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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #73 on: March 06, 2015, 12:26:38 PM »
Denny,
I see you changed your malt bill on your most recent go around on a dunkel. Dropped the pils and caramunich. Which one did you prefer?  Which was a more authentic dunkel, if you recall?  Thx!

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Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« Reply #74 on: March 06, 2015, 12:43:30 PM »
Denny,
I see you changed your malt bill on your most recent go around on a dunkel. Dropped the pils and caramunich. Which one did you prefer?  Which was a more authentic dunkel, if you recall?  Thx!

I think the one with pils and caramunich was more to my liking.  I've tried the recipe from BCS twice now, thinking that I screwed something up the first time.  But both came out the same and I found them too sweet and roasty.
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