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Munich Dunkel

Brewing this Dunkel is easy using CBW® Munich LME. The malty richness of CBW® Munich LME is coupled with sweet, bready and toffee flavors of Caracrystal® Wheat Malt in this brew.

Type: Lager

Style: Vienna / Oktoberfest / Marzen

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: Extract with grain

Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
6.6 lbs CBW® Munich LME Extract, LME
1 oz Caracrystal® Wheat Malt Caramel, Crystal
0.5 lb Carapils® Malt Dextrine
1.5 oz Hallertau Hops (5% AA) Boil 60 minutes
1 vial WLP838 Southern German Lager Yeast
1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient Boil 10 minutes


  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 first hops and continue to boil
  6. Add Servomyces 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 then rest for 2 daysat 65ºF

Secondary Fermentation: 14 days at 36ºF

Fermentation Notes:

Original Gravity: 1.057

Final Gravity: 1.015

Alcohol by Weight: 4.2%

Alcohol by Volume: 5.2%

IBU: 24

Color: 17 SRM


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