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Church Brew Works Pious Monk Dunkel

This dark-style lager from the Church Brew Works won a Great American Beer Festival 2012 silver medal and is based on a 150-year-old recipe from Munich, Germany. This version is slightly darker and surprisingly easy drinking with a low ABV and crisp finish.

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Church Brew Works Pious Monk Dunkel | Munich Dunkel

Ingredients

  • For 5 gal (18.9 L)
    • 4.16 lb (1.89 kg) Pilsner malt
    • 4.16 lb (1.89 kg) Munich malt
    • 12 oz (0.34 kg) Melanoidin
    • 10 oz (0.28 kg) CaraFoam
    • 6 oz (0.17 kg)CaraAroma
    • 3 oz (85 g) Carafa II
    • 0.7 oz (20 g) Perle hops, 8.1% a.a. (90 min)
    • 0.7 oz (20 g) Tettnang hops, 4.7% a.a. (20 min)
    • Augustiner lager yeast

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.054
    • Final Gravity: 1.012
    • ABV: 5.5%
    • IBU: 26
    • SRM: 16.5

    Directions

    Start mash at 140° F (60° C). Pull decoction and return to mash to raise temp to 154° F (68° C). Chill wort to 50° F (10° C) and pitch yeast. Allow fermentation to free rise to 52° F (11° C). After fermentation and a diacetyl rest, drop temperature by 5 degrees a day until you reach 35° F (2° C). Lager at 35° F (2° C) for 3 weeks