Winning Munich Dunkel Recipe VariationPosted on March 13th, 2014 by Andy W. in "Award Winning Beer Recipes"
This medal winning Munich Dunkel recipe is a slight variation on my first award winning Munich Dunkel recipe. The key points are the addition of 1lb of Munich II, using Carafa III Special instead of Carafa II Special for just a touch more color, and switching from Hallertau Mittelfrueh to Tettnang.
I also added a mash out decoction step to this process. After mashing at 154F for 20 minutes, I pull 1.5 gallons of thickest portion of the mash and boil for 20 minutes. I then add it back to the main mash to get somewhere in the 160F range for 10 minutes, then I run off as usual. This method picks up a little more color and depth of flavor than my standard, single infusion mash.
I was able to chill to about 60F with out too much work, so I allowed my fermentation fridge to take care of getting it down to 45F. I also saved about 1000ml of wort to get a starter going on my stirplate overnight while the rest of the wort chilled to pitching temperatures. I’m going to let it go at 45F for several days and then slowly chase the fermentation up to 50F. Once I’m 3/4 of my way to my final gravity I’ll bring it up to 60F to finish up. I’ll then crash it and move it to a secondary 5 gallon carboy to lager at 35F.
Medal Winning Munich Dunkel Recipe
SRM: 19.4 SRM
IBU: 25.7 IBUs
OG: 1.054 SG
FG: 1.015 SG
Est ABV: 5.2 %
EE%: 67.00 %
Batch: 6.00 gal
Boil: 8.16 gal BT: 60 Mins
Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.043 SG
Est OG: 1.054 SG
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 14.0 oz
Total Hops: 1.40 oz
|10 lbs||Munich I (Weyermann) (7.1 SRM)||Grain||77.7 %|
|1 lbs 8.0 oz||Pilsner Malt (Avangar) (1.5 SRM)||Grain||11.7 %|
|1 lbs||Munich II (Weyermann) (8.5 SRM)||Grain||7.8 %|
|6.0 oz||Carafa Special III (Weyermann) (500.0 SRM)||Grain||2.9 %|
|0.40 oz||Magnum [14.70 %] – Boil 60.0 min||Hop||18.6 IBUs|
|1.00 oz||Tettnang [4.50 %] – Boil 15.0 min||Hop||7.1 IBUs|
|1.0 pkg||German Bock Lager (White Labs #WLP833) [35.49 ml]||Yeast||-|