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  • Light in the Dark Lager

    This smooth, dark colored lager can bring drinkers of light colored beer over to the dark side. With your eyes closed the Schwartz beer is as smooth as a European pilsner.

    Type: Lager

    Style: Dark Lager

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    5 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME Substitute 6.6 lbs LME Extract, DME
    4 oz Carapils® Malt Dextrine
    4 oz Black Malt Roasted, Black
    1 tsp Irish Moss Boil 15 minutes
    0.5 oz Hallertau Hops (6.5% AA) Boil 45 minutes
    0.25 oz Saaz Hops (4% AA) Boil 15 minutes
    0.25 oz Saaz Hops (4% AA) Boil 1 minute
    1 vial WLP830 German Lager Yeast Primary fermentation


    1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
    2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
    3. Add extract
    4. Bring to a boil
    5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
    6. Add finishing hops and Irish Moss as indicated
    7. Remove from heat
    8. Cool to 55-60ºF
    9. Transfer to primary fermenter
    10. Fill to desired level with cold water
    11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 55ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 14 days at 35ºF

    Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition or force carbonate

    Original Gravity: 1.050

    Final Gravity: 1.013

    Alcohol by Weight: 3.7%

    Alcohol by Volume: 4.8%

    IBU: 15

    Color: 30-35 SRM