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Winning Munich Dunkel Recipe Variation

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by in "Award Winning Beer Recipes"

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Medal Winning Munich Dunkel Recipe

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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.

Check out my first Munich Dunkel recipe. Also check out the BJCP guidelines for Munich Dunkel

Medal Winning Munich Dunkel Recipe

SRM: 19.4 SRM
IBU: 25.7 IBUs
OG: 1.054 SG
FG: 1.015 SG
BU:GU: 0.473
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

Amt Name Type %/IBU
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 -
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