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  1. Josh Hughes

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    Plan to brew my second Dunkel this Friday. Last time I went 97% Munich 10L, 2% English chocolate, and 1% Vienna just for conversion. I used Lallemand Diamond yeast

    What if I went all Munich 10L and just enough chocolate to get the color right? I will also be using 34/70 yeast this time. Any different way I need to treat it vs Diamond? I plan to keep hops he same 60 minute addition of about 24 ibu
     
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    I’ve heard that diamond lager and w34/70 are pretty much interchangeable.

    I would use carafa instead of chocolate however it probably won’t make a discernible difference depending on how much you’re using.
     
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    Heard that too on Diamond but I’ve heard people get different results too...
    Don’t have carafa I do 1.3-1.5 gallons so I only need an ounce. I though of leaving the chocolate out too. Thoughts there? Carafa would be ideal but I didn’t buy any...
     
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    #4 Iliff Avenue Brewhouse, Sep 15, 2020
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    like you mentioned, the dark malt is mainly for color so that’s for you to decide. I will say that it would probably remind me more of a marzen if it’s not dark enough though.
     
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    So I bottled the dunkel a few minutes ago. Man I’m going to like this one. I just used an ounce of chocolate so the color isn’t as dark as the last one. I think this one tastes more “clean” I think. That could be the yeast. 20883240-60EB-4EE4-86F2-8566F74FE62D.jpeg
     
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    Have you tried the finished beer? How did the english chocolate taste?
     
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    Tried it in the bottling bucket and after true bottles carbed now they are “lagering” in the fridge. The beer it’s self had a bread crust taste but turned out real clean. No roast flavor from the chocolate. BFD11262-E7C9-4EA9-975C-BCC959643E6B.jpeg
     
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    Excellent!
     

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