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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
Bayer
21 L 4.84% 22.1 1.053 1.016
All Grain 6068
Black Forest
5.5 gal 5.68% 22.5 1.052 1.009
All Grain 5131
dunkel
5 gal 4.48% 18.12 1.047 1.013
extract 4424
Dark side of the Munich
23.1 L 5.18% 17.61 1.053 1.014
All Grain 3869
Warsteiner Dunkel Clone
5.5 gal 5.27% 21.15 1.051 1.011
All Grain 3823
Erdinger Dunkel Clone
18.9 L 5.3% 0 1.054 1.013
All Grain 3442
Dark lager
5 gal 6.62% 33.05 1.061 1.010
All Grain 3274
Munich Dunkel
7.5 gal 5.83% 20.62 1.058 1.014
All Grain 3107
Kristöffersonner
50 L 5.12% 22.71 1.056 1.017
All Grain 3059
Awesome Recipe
50 L 5.89% 14.84 1.060 1.015
All Grain 2317

Newest Munich Dunkel Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Munich Dunkel BIAB
34 L 4.72% 0 1.048 1.012
All Grain 8
Dunkle
11 gal 5.26% 27.94 1.048 1.007
All Grain 15
Munich Dunkel Experiment Jan 2023
11 gal 5.1% 21.1 1.051 1.013
All Grain 64
Munich Dunkel
12 L 5.46% 18.22 1.055 1.014
BIAB 16
Calibration Dunkel
18 L 5.1% 22.55 1.050 1.011
All Grain 22
dunkel
5 gal 5.31% 24.24 1.054 1.013
All Grain 56
Muddy Waters
12.5 gal 6% 26.6 1.059 1.013
All Grain 25
bock, german dark
5 gal 5.24% 24.88 1.052 1.012
extract 28
Old Bear Dark
5.5 gal 5.23% 27.41 1.056 1.016
All Grain 25
Munich Dunkel
21 L 5.14% 26.45 1.046 1.007
All Grain 25

Fermentables Used In Munich Dunkel Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Munich Dark 20L 216 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 54% 4% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 207 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 59% 4% - 100%
German - Carafa II 146 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 4% 1% - 33%
German - Pilsner 117 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 36% 5% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 109 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 5% 1% - 57%
American - Chocolate 58 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 4% 0% - 23%
German - Carafa III 57 German Grain roasted malt 535°L
32 3% 1% - 7%
Weyermann - Munich Type II (Dark) 46 DE Grain specialty malt 10°L
37 60% 6% - 97%
German - CaraMunich II 44 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 11% 2% - 90%
German - Vienna 43 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 27% 1% - 90%

Hops Used In Munich Dunkel Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 156 3.75 46% 9% - 100%
Tettnanger 146 4.5 51% 11% - 100%
Magnum 77 15 48% 9% - 100%
Saaz 65 3.5 42% 6% - 100%
Perle 64 8.2 50% 5% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 60 4 43% 8% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 50 3.9 57% 11% - 100%
Hallertau Tradition (Germany) 22 5 52% 13% - 100%
Northern Brewer - Hallertau 18 4.1 64% 14% - 100%
Northern Brewer 18 7.8 49% 11% - 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%
Belgian - Special B 2 Belgian Grain roasted 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-34/70 155 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 50 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 35 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Munich Lager 2308 31 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 72% 48°F 56°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 23 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F
Mangrove Jack - Bavarian Lager M76 20 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 15 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 72% 50°F 55°F
Imperial Yeast - L17 Harvest 12 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 70% 50°F 60°F

Other Ingredients Used In Munich Dunkel Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 77 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 67 Water Agt Boil 77% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 49 Water Agt Mash 26% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 42 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 50%
Irish Moss 35 Fining Boil 67% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 34 Water Agt Mash 35% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 32 Water Agt Mash 76% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 29 Water Agt Other 15% 0% - 100%
Chalk 20 Water Agt Mash 24% 0% - 92%
Yeast Nutrient 15 Other Boil 30% 0% - 99%

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