Steve and Dan’s Schwarzbier

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Steve and Dan Munch of Portland, OR won a gold medal in Category #4: Dark Lager during the 2007 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Denver, CO. Munch’s Dark Lager was chosen as the best among 129 final round entries in the category.

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Steve and Dan’s Schwarzbier | Dark Lager

Ingredients

  • For 20 Gallons (75.7 L)
    • 20.0 lb (9.07 kg) Weyermann Munich I malt
    • 13.0 lb (5.9 kg) Weyermann Pilsner malt
    • 2.5 lb (1.13 kg) Weyermann caramel Munich II
    • 2.1 lb (0.95 kg) Weyermann Carafa II
    • 3.0 lb (1.36 kg) Weyermann melanoidin malt
    • 2.0 lb (0.8 kg) Briess dextrin malt
    • 3.25 oz (92 g) Tettnanger whole hops, 4.5% a.a. (90 min)
    • 2.0 oz (56 g) Mt. Hood whole hops, 6.5% a.a. (45 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Tettnanger whole hops, 4.5% a.a. (15 min)
    • Wyeast No. 2308 Munich lager
    • Yeast starter (1 gallon)
    • Wyeast yeast nutrient

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.055
    • Final Gravity: 1.016
    • ABV: 5.12%

    Directions

    1. Mash grains at 153° F (67° C) for 90 minuites.
    2. Primary fermentation for 19 days at 52° F (11° C) in glass.
    3. Secondary fermentation for 32 days at 54° F (12° C) in glass.
    4. Forced CO2 to carbonate