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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

BJCP Style Guide

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 6990
U Fleku Clone
19 L 5.81% 28.86 1.059 1.015
All Grain 3994
TT Kozel Dark Clone
50 L 5.85% 20.15 1.057 1.012
All Grain 3469
BOHEMIAN DARK LAGER BRAUMEISTER 20 L
21 L 5.49% 22.4 1.054 1.013
BIAB 3416
Bohemian Dunkel
3.5 gal 5.16% 26.84 1.051 1.012
BIAB 3077
DUNKEL
25 L 5.15% 18.76 1.049 1.010
All Grain 2960
tmavé pivo
5.5 gal 4.85% 20.33 1.047 1.010
All Grain 2823
El Guapo Negro
6.25 gal 5.33% 35.45 1.055 1.015
All Grain 2464
1.053 Bohemian Lager
5 gal 5.17% 32.32 1.053 1.013
All Grain 2410
Czech
12 L 5.7% 25.58 1.056 1.013
All Grain 1887

Newest Czech Dark Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Grackle Tmavé
6 gal 4.56% 15.65 1.046 1.012
All Grain 11
Dark Knight - Czech Dark Lager / Tmave
49 L 5.62% 31.55 1.059 1.016
All Grain 13
Dark Czech Lager
6 gal 4.87% 28.94 1.050 1.013
BIAB 13
Czech Dark Lager
405 gal 5.01% 31.24 1.053 1.015
All Grain 64
Tmave Piwo
5.25 gal 5.98% 30.67 1.056 1.012
All Grain 26
Czech dark lager
465 gal 5.43% 27.06 1.055 1.014
All Grain 44
Union of Earthe & Water Dark
5.5 gal 5.36% 26.48 1.050 1.009
All Grain 101
Dark Lager
46 L 5.37% 46.92 1.055 1.014
All Grain 20
Czech Dark Lager
12 L 5.35% 28.55 1.054 1.013
BIAB 107
Tmavé pivo (czech dark)
5.5 gal 5.04% 23.37 1.045 1.007
BIAB 36

Fermentables Used In Czech Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Munich - Light 10L 45 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 25% 5% - 77%
German - Pilsner 44 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 53% 12% - 90%
German - Carafa III 41 German Grain roasted malt 535°L
32 4% 1% - 10%
German - Carafa II 37 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 5% 1% - 8%
German - CaraMunich III 32 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 9% 3% - 20%
German - Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner 26 German Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 56% 19% - 100%
German - CaraMunich II 25 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 8% 4% - 17%
German - Vienna 25 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 33% 4% - 81%
German - Bohemian Pilsner 22 German Grain base malt 1.9°L
38 53% 11% - 92%
American - Pilsner 21 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 54% 15% - 89%

Hops Used In Czech Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 130 3.5 43% 8% - 100%
Magnum 25 15 31% 9% - 100%
Northern Brewer 13 7.8 52% 17% - 100%
Sterling 11 8.7 38% 10% - 67%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 9 3.75 43% 17% - 91%
Perle 9 8.2 56% 8% - 100%
Tettnanger 7 4.5 39% 18% - 67%
Nugget 5 14 14% 1% - 29%
Brewmaster - Czech Saaz 4 2.8 64% 40% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 4 3.9 50% 38% - 67%

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 26 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 19 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 17 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 17 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast WLP802 16 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Imperial Yeast - L28 Urkel 11 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 73% 52°F 58°F
White Labs - Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800 10 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 74.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Czech Pils 2278 10 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 72% 50°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 7 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Bavarian Lager M76 6 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Medium 77.5% 45°F 57°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Whirlfloc 28 Water Agt Boil 65% 0% - 100%
Gypsum 25 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 23 Water Agt Mash 25% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 16 Water Agt Mash 78% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 11 Other Boil 15% 0% - 50%
Epsom Salt 9 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 40%
Baking Soda 8 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 30%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 8 Water Agt Mash 40% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 7 Fining Boil 60% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 6 Water Agt Mash 54% 2% - 100%

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