RubberToe's Munich Dunkel (2008 BJCP 4B)

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RubberToe's Munich Dunkel (2008 BJCP 4B)

Post by RubberToe » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:29 pm

Pronounced doon-kel. :D

http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style04.php#1b

Here's my take on the Munich Dunkel. I first brewed it in 2013, then in 2015. I'll post both recipes - the 2015 one was modified based on available ingredients but you can see what's in common. I think my 2015 one used stale Munich malt which was a mistake I hope I don't repeat. It was a decent beer but fizzled in competition. In 2013 I was extremely happy with how this brew turned out, it was also higher abv and used a different yeast. I definitely want to brew this again soon.

My recipe is based on internet research including a recipe from Mr. X http://www.brewnosers.org/forums/viewto ... ?f=4&t=339

2013 Recipe:

(5 gallon batch)

Recipe: Munich Dunkel 2013
Brewer: Rob Shortt
Style: Munich Dunkel
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 29.3 l
Post Boil Volume: 23.3 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 21.5 l
Bottling Volume: 19.0 l
Measured OG: 1.057
Measured FG: 1.010
ABV: 6.2%
Estimated Color: 21.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.7 IBUs
Mash Efficiency: 89 %
Brewhouse Efficiency: 89 %

Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
34.0 l Munich, Germany Water 1 -
6.00 g Chalk (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 2 -
2.00 g Baking Soda (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 3 -
3550.0 g Munich Malt - 12L (12.0 SRM) Grain 4 75.4 %
500.0 g Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 5 10.6 %
500.0 g Vienna Malt (Gambrinus) (6.0 SRM) Grain 6 10.6 %
160.0 g Blackprinz (Briess) (500.0 SRM) Grain 7 3.4 %
11.0 g Warrior [15.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 20.5 IBUs
14.0 g Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 9 4.2 IBUs
1.0 pkg Munich Lager II (Wyeast Labs #2352) [124 Yeast 10 -

Mash Schedule: BIAB, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 4710.0 g
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Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Saccharification Add 34.0 l of water at 68.2 C 65.5 C 90 min

Notes:
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90 minute single infusion BIAB, no false bottom, element off.
60 minute boil.
Pitched starter with 400B cells Munich Lager II (wyeast private collection release).

2015 Recipe:

(10 gallon batch)

Recipe: Munich Dunkel 2015
Brewer: Rob Shortt
Style: Munich Dunkel
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 53.8 l
Post Boil Volume: 46.8 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 43.0 l
Bottling Volume: 40.2 l
Measured OG: 1.052
Measured FG: 1.010
ABV: 5.5%
Estimated Color: 23.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.9 IBUs
Mash Efficiency: 83.7 %
Brewhouse Efficiency: 82.7 %
Boil Time: 70 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
57.0 l Munich, Germany Water 1 -
10.69 g Chalk (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 2 -
3.56 g Baking Soda (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 3 -
7800.0 g Munich Malt - 12L (12.0 SRM) Grain 4 84.8 %
1000.0 g Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 5 10.9 %
400.0 g Carafa Special III (Weyermann) (470.0 SR Grain 6 4.3 %
45.0 g Hallertau [4.50 %] - First Wort 70.0 min Hop 7 13.8 IBUs
10.0 g Northern Brewer [7.50 %] - First Wort 70 Hop 8 5.1 IBUs
28.0 g Spalter Select [6.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 9 6.1 IBUs
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 10 -
4.0 pkg Saflager Lager (DCL/Fermentis #W-34/70) Yeast 11 -


Mash Schedule: BIAB, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 9200.0 g
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Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Saccharification Add 54.0 l of water at 68.9 C 65.5 C 90 min

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90 minute single infusion, no false bottom, element off.
70 minute boil.


In both cases I treated my water according to style and / or region.
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On tap at RubberToe's:
Munich Dunkel, Belgian Mild, Preachy Keen, Kombucha, Epic Lemonade
In the fermenter:
Lambic, An experiment

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Re: RubberToe's Munich Dunkel (2008 BJCP 4B)

Post by RubberToe » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:34 pm

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Electric Brewery Build
Sanke Keg Solera Project
Twitter | Flickr Photos (beer and peppers)
On tap at RubberToe's:
Munich Dunkel, Belgian Mild, Preachy Keen, Kombucha, Epic Lemonade
In the fermenter:
Lambic, An experiment

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