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30A2. Pumpkin Spice Munich Dunkel

165 calories 17.5 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Boil Time: 75 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.62 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6.06 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.040 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.050 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: WAWooldridge
Calories: 165 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17.5 g (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday September 29th 2021
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9.50 lb Munich Dark 20L9.5 lb Munich Dark 20L 34 20 88.4%
3 oz Belgian - Chocolate3 oz Chocolate 30 340 1.7%
1 lb German - Pilsner1 lb Pilsner 38 1.6 9.3%
1 oz German - Carafa III1 oz Carafa III 32 535 0.6%
10.75 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker1 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 4 Boil 60 min 15.12 66.7%
0.50 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker0.5 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 4 Boil 30 min 5.81 33.3%
1.50 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tsp Irish Moss Fining Boil 15 min.
0.50 tsp Cinnamon (ground, dry) Spice Boil 1 min.
0.25 tsp Ginger (ground, dry) Spice Boil 1 min.
0.13 tsp Nutmeg (ground, dry) Spice Boil 1 min.
0.13 tsp Allspice Spice Boil 1 min.
5 lb Baked pumpkin Flavor Secondary 0 min.
4 g Lactic acid Water Agt Sparge 1 hr.
3 g Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
4 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
48 - 55 °F
Fermentation Temp:
50 °F
Pitch Rate:
2.0 (M cells / ml / ° P) 516 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.5 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Munich (Dark Lager)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
75 5 10 50 150 0
Base beer: Munich Dunkel (08A)

Rice Hulls:
Add 1lb for every 5 lbs of malt to help with heat distribution.

Pilsner Malt:
Protein rest (122-131F 15 min)

De-Husked Carafa IIII Malt:
Add after mash-out, during vorlauf.

Chocolate Malt:
Add after mash-out, during vorlauf.

Baked pumpkin pulp from medium-sized pie pumpkin, quartered and baked at 350◦F until soft, sweet and juices become caramelized. Scrape out pulp and breakup with masher. These pumpkins are not the same as the ones used for Halloween; these are the color of butternut squash.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
6.05 gal Single Infusion Infusion -- 152 °F 120 min
3.42 gal Batch Sparge Sparge -- 170 °F 5 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 1.5 qt/lb 4.03 16.1  
Mash volume with grains 4.89 19.6  
Grain absorption losses -1.34 -5.4  
Remaining sparge water volume (equipment estimates 4.99 g | 20 qt) 5.18 20.7  
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.25 -1  
Pre boil volume (equipment estimates 7.43 g | 29.7 qt) 7.62 30.5  
Boil off losses -1.88 -7.5  
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.06 -0.2  
Post boil Volume (equipment estimates 5.5 g | 22 qt) 6.06 24.2  
WARNING: Exceeded batch size - reduce boil size    
Going into fermentor (equipment estimates 6.06 g | 24.2 qt) 5.5 22  
Total: 9.21 36.9
Equipment Profile Used: System Default

Overall Impression:
Characterized by depth, richness and complexity typical of darker Munich malts with the accompanying Maillard products. Deeply bready-toasty, often with chocolate-like flavors in the freshest examples, but never harsh, roasty, or astringent; a decidedly malt-balanced beer, yet still easily drinkable.

Rich, elegant, deep malt sweetness, typically like bread crusts (often toasted bread crusts). Hints of chocolate, nuts, caramel, and/or toffee are also acceptable, with fresh traditional versions often showing higher levels of chocolate. Clean fermentation profile. A slight spicy, floral, or herbal hop aroma is acceptable.

Deep copper to dark brown, often with a red or garnet tint. Creamy, light to medium tan head. Usually clear, although murky unfiltered versions exist.

Dominated by the soft, rich, and complex flavor of darker Munich malts, usually with overtones reminiscent of toasted bread crusts, but without a burnt-harsh-grainy toastiness. The palate can be moderately malty, although it should not be overwhelming or cloyingly sweet. Mild caramel, toast or nuttiness may be present. Very fresh examples often have a pleasant malty-chocolate character that isn’t roasty or sweet. Burnt or bitter flavors from roasted malts are inappropriate, as are pronounced caramel flavors from crystal malt. Hop bitterness is moderately low but perceptible, with the balance tipped firmly towards maltiness. Hop flavor is low to none; if noted, should reflect floral, spicy, or herbal German-type varieties. Aftertaste remains malty, although the hop bitterness may become more apparent in the medium-dry finish. Clean fermentation profile and lager character.

Medium to medium-full body, providing a soft and dextrinous mouthfeel without being heavy or cloying. Moderate carbonation. The use of continental Munich-type malts should provide a richness, not a harsh or biting astringency.

Unfiltered versions from Germany can taste like liquid bread, with a yeasty, earthy richness not found in exported filtered examples.

The classic brown lager style of Munich which developed as a darker, more malt-accented beer than other regional lagers. While originating in Munich, the style became popular throughout Bavaria (especially Franconia). Franconian versions are often darker and bitterer.

Characteristic Ingredients:
Grist is traditionally made up of German Munich malt (up to 100% in some cases) with the remainder German Pilsner malt. Small amounts of crystal malt can add dextrins and color but should not introduce excessive residual sweetness. Slight additions of roasted malts (such as Carafa or chocolate) may be used to improve color but should not add strong flavors. Traditional German hop varieties and German lager yeast strains should be used. Often decoction mashed (up to a triple decoction) to enhance the malt flavors and create the depth of color.

Style Comparison:
Not as intense in maltiness as a bock (and thus more drinkable in quantity). Lacking the more roasted flavors (and often hop bitterness) of a schwarzbier. Richer, more malt-centric, and less hoppy than a Czech Dark Lager.

Vital Statistics:
OG: 1.048 – 1.056
FG: 1.010 – 1.016
ABV: 4.5 – 5.6%
IBUs: 18 – 28
SRM: 14 – 28

Commercial Examples:
Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel, Chuckanut Dunkel Lager, Ettaler Kloster Dunkel, Hacker-Pschorr Alt Munich Dark, Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Dunkel

standard-strength, dark-color, bottom-fermented, lagered, central-Europe, traditional-style, malty, dark-lager-family

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