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Dark European Lager - Munich Dunkel


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 m

Flavor Profile: 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

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 roa

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Top 10 Munich Dunkel Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
dunkel
5 gal 4.48% 18.12 1.047 1.013
extract 4961
Dark side of the Munich
23.1 L 5.18% 17.61 1.053 1.014
All Grain 4392
Erdinger Dunkel Clone
18.9 L 5.3% 0 1.054 1.013
All Grain 4364
Dark lager
5 gal 6.62% 33.05 1.061 1.010
All Grain 3916
Munich Dunkel
7.5 gal 5.83% 20.62 1.058 1.014
All Grain 3662
Kristöffersonner
50 L 5.12% 22.71 1.056 1.017
All Grain 3317
Awesome Recipe
50 L 5.89% 14.84 1.060 1.015
All Grain 2716
Jenewein's "Dark Bier" M√ľnchen Dunkel 1 gal #A03
1 gal 5.19% 18.61 1.048 1.008
All Grain 2658
Dunkel Hofbrau
5.5 gal 5.53% 0 1.056 1.014
All Grain 2222
Chocolate Chip Cookie Lager
5 gal 4.97% 8.67 1.053 1.016
extract 2212

Newest Munich Dunkel Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Summer Kviek Ale 1
38 L 5.71% 16.18 1.055 1.012
All Grain 24
Awesome Recipe
5 gal 7.06% 24.58 1.064 1.010
All Grain 14
The Man fron DUNKLE V2
20.8 L 5.78% 21.75 1.051 1.007
All Grain 27
Mexican Style Dark Lager
310 gal 5.12% 27 1.047 1.008
All Grain 25
Muenchen-2
20 L 5.29% 0 1.054 1.013
extract 19
Dunkel
10 L 4.97% 19.03 1.049 1.011
BIAB 17
Munich Dunkel
7 gal 5.65% 26.71 1.052 1.009
All Grain 31
Munich Saaz Smash
8 gal 5.97% 22.22 1.061 1.016
All Grain 23
Munich Dunkel V1
23 L 5.27% 26.17 1.051 1.011
BIAB 25
steve dunkel
5.5 gal 5.3% 25.18 1.053 1.013
BIAB 29

Fermentables Used In Munich Dunkel Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Munich Dark 20L 224 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 55% 4% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 218 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 59% 4% - 100%
German - Carafa II 160 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 4% 1% - 33%
German - Melanoidin 121 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 5% 1% - 57%
German - Pilsner 121 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 37% 5% - 100%
American - Chocolate 65 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 4% 0% - 23%
German - Carafa III 65 German Grain roasted malt 535°L
32 3% 1% - 7%
Weyermann - Munich Type II (Dark) 65 DE Grain specialty malt 10°L
37 59% 6% - 100%
German - Vienna 49 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 27% 1% - 90%
American - Pilsner 48 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 41% 2% - 89%

Hops Used In Munich Dunkel Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 174 3.75 45% 9% - 100%
Tettnanger 165 4.5 50% 10% - 100%
Magnum 90 15 47% 9% - 100%
Perle 74 8.2 48% 5% - 100%
Saaz 69 3.5 41% 6% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 63 4 43% 8% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 51 3.9 57% 11% - 100%
Hallertau Tradition (Germany) 28 5 53% 13% - 100%
Northern Brewer - Hallertau 19 4.1 63% 14% - 100%
Cascade 18 7 43% 8% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Munich Dunkel Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 4 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 43% 23% - 100%
German - Carafa II 4 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 59% 17% - 100%
Aromatic Malt 3 Grain specialty malt 20°L
35 58% 25% - 100%
Flaked Barley 2 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
32 45% 25% - 65%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 58% 50% - 66%
American - Chocolate 2 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 33% 17% - 50%
Special B 2 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 19% 13% - 25%
Honey Malt 2 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 75% 50% - 100%
German - CaraMunich III 2 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 58% 50% - 67%
German - Melanoidin 2 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 46% 16% - 75%

Yeasts Used In Munich Dunkel Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 190 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 57 White Labs Lagers Med-High Medium 73% 48°F 55°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 55 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 37 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Munich Lager 2308 33 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 72% 48°F 56°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 29 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F
Mangrove Jack - Bavarian Lager M76 22 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Medium 77.5% 45°F 57°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 18 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - Southern German Lager Yeast WLP838 16 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 72% 50°F 55°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 14 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Munich Dunkel Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 96 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 82 Fining Boil 75% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 66 Water Agt Mash 26% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 54 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 50%
Irish Moss 44 Fining Boil 69% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 42 Water Agt Mash 76% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 42 Water Agt Mash 34% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 34 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Chalk 23 Water Agt Mash 25% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 19 Other Boil 33% 0% - 99%

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