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Sean’s Bock Doppelbock

Sean Kampshoff has been brewing beer at home for over a decade and was excited when he won the Lift Bridge Brewing Company‘s (Minn.) homebrew contest with his doppelbock that would be entered into the 2016 GABF Pro-Am Competition.

There were 91 beers judged in the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Pro-Am Competition, each having humble beginnings in a kitchen, garage, or back patio. Each beer is an award winner before it even arrives to Denver, having already medaled at a Beer Judge Certification Program/AHA-sanctioned competition and been chosen by a professional brewer for the GABF competition.

Only three of the 91 are dubbed GABF medal winners, but the other 88 are excellent as well. We talked to a few of the non-medal winners about their experiences with the GABF Pro-Am competition and garnered a few recipes in the process. Here is one of them. Enjoy.

Sean’s Bock Doppelbock | Doppelbock


  • For 12 gallons (45.42 L)
    • 24.5 lb. (11.11 kg) Munich malt
    • 8 lb. (3.63 kg) Pilsner malt
    • 5 lb. (2.27 kg) Caramel I Munich malt 60°L
    • 0.8 oz. (22.5 g) Yakima Magnum pellet hops, 13.5% a.a. (60 min)
    • 1.5 oz. (42 g) Hallertau pellet hops, 4.5% a.a. (30 min)
    • White Labs WLP833 German Bock Lager Yeast (6 packages)
    • 2 Servomyces (15 min)
    • Whirlfloc tablet (15 min)


    • Original Gravity: 1.085
    • Final Gravity: 1.021
    • ABV: 8.5%
    • IBU: 24
    • SRM: 20


    Mash at 155° F (68° C) for 60 minutes with 52 quarts (49 L) of water.

    Force carbonate with 2.4 volumes (4.8 g/L) of CO2.

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