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Dunkler Stern

189 calories 20.8 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Munich Dunkel
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 8 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.8 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.043 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: Scott Garrison
Calories: 189 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 20.8 g (Per 12oz)
Created Monday June 24th 2019
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
11 lb German - Munich Dark11 lb Munich Dark 37 15.5 91.6%
5 oz German - Carafa II5 oz Carafa II 32 425 2.6%
11.20 oz Dry Malt Extract - Extra Light11.2 oz Dry Malt Extract - Extra Light 42 2.5 5.8%
192.20 oz / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.80 oz Saaz1.8 oz Saaz Hops Pellet 4.2 Boil 60 min 25.55 100%
1.80 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
4 qt Acid Rest Temperature 100 °F 20 min
4 qt Protein Rest Infusion 122 °F 25 min
8 qt 1st Mash Infusion 145 °F 35 min
6 qt 2nd Mash Infusion 158 °F 45 min
4 qt Mash Out Infusion 168 °F 10 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 0.5 qt/lb
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
50 - 55 °F
Fermentation Temp:
50 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.25 (M cells / ml / ° P) 399 B cells required
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CO2 Level: 2.65 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

This batch employed a Hochkurz Step Infusion Mash.* Dough in with hands for very thick acid rest at 100°F for 20 min. Infuse with boiling water for protein rest to reach 122°F for 25 min. Infuse with boiling water to reach 145°F for maltose rest/conversion for 35 min. Infuse with boiling water to reach 158°F for dextrinization rest until negative iodine test. Mash out at 167°F before lautering. Collect 8 gal wort, full volume is at 10° Brix before boil.

  • All added water volumes are rough estimates. Temperatures were achieved with infusion of near boiling water at each stage. Acid and protein rest were very thick. Later rests were thinner to get better conversion.

    Bring wort to boil for 30 minutes before hop addition at 30 min. Take off boil at 90 min. Brix off burner is 14°.

    Bring volume to 50 degrees overnight before pitching yeast...collected ~ 5 gallons. Need to work with efficiency some more. Always have DME on hand and brew for 6 gallons so I can lose cold break.
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  • Last Updated: 2019-10-25 01:57 UTC
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