The Power of the Darkside

From the BrewBlog of BorealBrewers – Grand Rapdis, Minnesota USA
Printed April 25, 2018

Style: Munich Dunkel
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 16.1/31.6
Bitterness (Calc): 28.4 IBU (Daniels)
BU/GU: 0.5
Calories: 188 (12 ounces)
ABV: 5.7%
ABW: 4.5%
OG: 1.057
OG (Plato): 14.04° P
FG: 1.014
FG (Plato): 3.57° P
Real Extract: 5.46° P
App. Atten.: 74.6%
Real Atten.: 61.1%
BJCP Style Info: Munich Dunkel
O.G.: 1.048 - 1.056
F.G.: 1.010 - 1.016
ABV: 4.5 - 5.6%
Bitterness: 18 - 28 IBUs
Color: 14 - 28 SRM
Info: Characterized by depth and complexity of Munich malt and the accompanying melanoidins. Rich Munich flavors, but not as intense as a bock or as roasted as a schwarzbier.

Commercial Examples: Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel, Hacker-Pschorr Alt Munich Dark, Paulaner Alt Münchner Dunkel, Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Dunkel, Ettaler Kloster Dunkel, Hofbräu Dunkel, Penn Dark Lager, König Ludwig Dunkel, Capital Munich Dark, Harpoon Munich-type Dark Beer, Gordon Biersch Dunkels, Dinkel Acker Dark. In Bavaria, Ettaler Dunkel, Löwenbräu Dunkel, Hartmann Dunkel, Kneitinger Dunkel, Augustiner Dunkel.

General Information
Method: All Grain
Malts and Grains
3.00 pounds American Pilsen Malt 27.3% of grist
7.00 pounds German Dark Munich Malt 63.6% of grist
0.13 pounds British Pale Chocolate 1.1% of grist
0.13 pounds German Carafa III De-Husked Malt 1.1% of grist
0.75 pounds German Melanoidin Malt 6.8% of grist
11.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
0.50 ounces Magnum 13.0% Pellets @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
6.5 AAUs
0.50 ounces Total Hop Weight 6.5 AAUs
Name: American Lager
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP840
Type: Lager
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 77%
Temperature Range: 50–55°F
Amount: 2500 ml
The Power of the Darkside
Date Brewed:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Strike Water Amount: 3.7  
Strike Water Temperature:    
Mash Temperature:    
Mash Time:    
Sparge Water Amount: 6.4  
Sparge Water Temperature:    
Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 6.7  
Post-Boil Amount: 5  
Boil Time: 60  
Original Gravity: 1.057 / 14° P  
Brew Day Notes

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