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Czech Lager - Czech Dark Lager


A rich, dark, malty Czech lager with a roast character that can vary from almost absent to quite prominent. Malty with an interesting and complex flavor profile, with variable levels of hopping providing a range of possible interpretations.

Flavor Profile: Medium to medium-high deep, complex maltiness dominates, typically with malty-rich Maillard products and a light to moderate residual malt sweetness. Malt flavors such as caramel, toast, nuts, licorice, dried dark fruit, chocolate and coffee may also be p

Ingredients: Pilsner and dark caramel malts with the addition of debittered roasted malts are most common, but additions of Vienna or Munich malt are also appropriate. Low mineral content water, Saazer-type hops, Czech lager yeast. Any fruity esters are typically from

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Top 10 Czech Dark Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Czech Dark Lager - Braumeister 20L
21 L 4.81% 30.49 1.049 1.012
BIAB 7890
U Fleku Clone
19 L 5.81% 28.86 1.059 1.015
All Grain 5373
TT Kozel Dark Clone
50 L 5.85% 20.15 1.057 1.012
All Grain 4260
BOHEMIAN DARK LAGER BRAUMEISTER 20 L
21 L 5.49% 22.4 1.054 1.013
BIAB 3809
Bohemian Dunkel
3.5 gal 5.16% 26.84 1.051 1.012
BIAB 3371
DUNKEL
25 L 5.15% 18.76 1.049 1.010
All Grain 3302
El Guapo Negro
6.25 gal 5.33% 35.45 1.055 1.015
All Grain 2955
1.053 Bohemian Lager
5 gal 5.17% 32.32 1.053 1.013
All Grain 2731
Czech
12 L 5.7% 25.58 1.056 1.013
All Grain 2229
Czech Dark Lager
23 L 5.8% 33.72 1.052 1.008
All Grain 2193

Newest Czech Dark Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Czech Dark Lager
2.5 gal 5.57% 22.87 1.050 1.008
BIAB 10
Pivo Černe
23 L 4.73% 36.92 1.047 1.011
All Grain 20
dark lager
15 L 5.55% 26.74 1.050 1.008
All Grain 35
Void - Czech Dark Lager
15 L 5.81% 27.07 1.060 1.015
BIAB 30
czech dark lager
3 gal 5.23% 32.31 1.052 1.012
BIAB 31
Dark Lager
5.5 gal 6.68% 41.76 1.061 1.010
All Grain 41
Czech Dark Lager
5.5 gal 5.35% 25.79 1.050 1.009
All Grain 253
Dark Cezh Lager
26 L 5.59% 22.86 1.057 1.014
All Grain 48
Tšehhi tume lager
35 L 5.39% 30.06 1.053 1.012
All Grain 69
Czech Dark Lager
50 L 5.63% 21.74 1.057 1.014
All Grain 90

Fermentables Used In Czech Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Carafa III 51 German Grain roasted malt 535°L
32 4% 1% - 10%
German - Pilsner 50 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 53% 12% - 90%
German - Carafa II 48 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 4% 1% - 8%
Munich - Light 10L 44 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 27% 8% - 77%
German - CaraMunich II 39 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 8% 4% - 21%
German - CaraMunich III 36 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 9% 3% - 20%
German - Vienna 30 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 34% 4% - 81%
German - Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner 28 German Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 55% 19% - 100%
American - Pilsner 27 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 56% 15% - 89%
Munich Dark 20L 27 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 25% 5% - 94%

Hops Used In Czech Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 155 3.5 42% 7% - 100%
Magnum 26 15 29% 6% - 100%
Northern Brewer 15 7.8 50% 17% - 100%
Sterling 12 8.7 39% 10% - 67%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 12 3.75 44% 17% - 91%
Tettnanger 11 4.5 41% 15% - 80%
Perle 9 8.2 39% 8% - 100%
Brewmaster - Czech Saaz 6 2.8 56% 33% - 100%
Nugget 6 14 17% 1% - 33%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 6 4 47% 13% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Czech Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Carafa III 2 German Grain roasted malt 535°L
32 58% 50% - 67%

Yeasts Used In Czech Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 41 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 20 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 20 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 19 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast WLP802 17 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Imperial Yeast - L28 Urkel 15 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 73% 52°F 58°F
Wyeast - Czech Pils 2278 14 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 72% 50°F 58°F
White Labs - Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800 11 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 74.5% 50°F 55°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 8 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 6 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F

Other Ingredients Used In Czech Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 39 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 78%
Whirlfloc 36 Fining Boil 53% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 33 Water Agt Mash 25% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 23 Water Agt Mash 76% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 19 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 97%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 14 Water Agt Mash 28% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 13 Water Agt Boil 22% 0% - 83%
Baking Soda 12 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 33%
Yeast Nutrient 11 Other Boil 35% 0% - 91%
Irish Moss 9 Fining Boil 45% 0% - 100%

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