There is something unique about a good Schwarzbier. It's smooth, sensual, and dark but not bitter. This recipe strives for perfect balance in this black lager. Don't let the color fool you, this beer shouldn't be harsh or heavy, but a bready and toasted cleanly finished lager.
Style: Dark Lager
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Recipe Type: All grain
Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Team
|6 lbs||Bonlander® Munich Malt||Steeping grain|
|5 lbs||Pilsen Malt||Steeping grain|
|0.5 lb||Goldpils® Vienna Malt||Steeping grain|
|0.25 lb||Chocolate Malt||Steeping grain|
|0.25 lb||Midnight Wheat Malt||Steeping grain|
|1 oz||Spalt Hops (4.8% AAU)||30 min boil|
|1 oz||Hallertau Traditional Hops (6% AAU)||60 min boil|
|2 packs||WLP920 Old Bavarian Lager Yeast||Fermenter|
|1 capsule||Servomyces Yeast Nutrient||10 min boil|
Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 53°F-55°F.
Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 55°F-53°F.
Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with 3/4 cup dissolved priming sugar and 1/4 packet of WLP920 yeast for 3-4 weeks.
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol by Weight:
Alcohol by Volume: 4.9%