DetailsOur recipe is a traditional rich, malty brown German lager of 6.5+% alcohol by volume that is traditionally brewed in Winter for consumption in spring.
Our ingredients for this recipe include: 6 lb. Munich liquid malt extract, 3.15 lb. Gold liquid malt extract, 8 oz. Carapils, 8 oz. Caramel 40L specialty grains, 2 oz. Hallertau, 1 oz. Saaz pellet hops, yeast, priming sugar and a grain bag.
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4.7 / 5.024 ReviewsGreat recipe for BochI brewed this in 2008. After lagering for a month in a deep freeze, it still came out a bit sweet for me as compared to a typical boch. Still, I give it 5 stars since I think it was during my early days of brewing. I think it got better after a few extra weeks as I drained the keg.October 30, 2009Excellent !!!This was my first attempt at homebrewed beer. It came out beyond my wildest expectations. Several people said it was the best amber/dark beer they had ever tasted; and even one who doesn't like dark beers said it was pretty darn good. Directions were right on with OG and FG as listed. Final ABV came out at 6.6% with temperature corrected hydrometer readings. Primary (10 days) and Secondary (11 days) with temperatures held between 50-55 degrees; dry S-23 yeast. Tried first bottle after 1 week; carbonation was a little weak and was slightly sweet. The second week it was better; and by the third it is excellent. WILL DO AGAIN !!! (I was worried the whole time it was making; because of horror stories from 2 or 3 guys about "Homebrew That Was Undrinkable".) Everyone is impressed !April 9, 2010Incredible first batchAfter making wines for a couple of years with homemade recipes, I decided to give beer brewing a shot. IF I had read the instructions better I probably would have postponed this recipe until at least fall(Texas summer is tough to find ANYWHERE that is 60-65 degrees) Luckily I had a spare fridge that worked out perfectly for_x000D_the job. I rushed it, took all the minimum times (with exception of boil), and had an awful time keeping temps right. Today I opened my first bottle and I'm amazed, excellent carbonation, color and taste. Only now, all the people that kept saying "I want a taste" are waiting, and I am suddenly feeling very stingy :) only have 36 bottles...... They deserve to be savored after all that wait LOLSeptember 11, 2010Best batch i've made.Probably made about 25 batches over the last couple years and this was my first attempt at a lager. I don't yet have a special homebrewing fridge so I had to wait until fall/winter for my garage temp to reach lager temps. Overall, it was the best homebrew batch that i've made. Very smooth, malty, and delicious. Will brew this one again this fall, but I'll probably try adding cocoa nibs to the secondary.October 27, 2011Really like thisUsed the Wyeast option and fermented at 50F for 3 weeks, lagered for a month at 35F_x000D__x000D_A tad on the sweet side but I really like the maltiness of this beer. The hop balance seems right on. I don't think I would change anything if I do this recipe again.March 28, 2012Great beerThis is a rich full beer- everyone likes it that has tried it. I have a fridge that I use only to ferment beers, since I live in the deep south and I use a temp control that I bought from Midwest. I left it in the secondary for about 12 weeks(42f), then bottled and let it carbonate and age for about 4 weeks, partly at room temp to get carbonation started -then back in the fridge. It gets better every time I open a bottle.August 15, 2012This is good!I'm Bavarian and I'm picky. This beer fits the bill and impressed the relatives (a hard thing to do, because I come from a long line of picky people). I will now try the Doppelbock to see how that measures up. PROSIT!September 15, 2012tasty treatsThis was my first lager, and it turned out very well after about 3 months from start to finish at about 45 degrees. It is rich,malty, high proof and it sits very well on the palette. Incredibly smooth and fulfilling. Highly reccomended for darker beer lovers. Low bitterness, high malt taste.December 5, 2012First KitThis was my 1st kit from Midwest, the ingredients were superb, and arrived undamaged. I'll have to follow up on taste, as its currently in my carboy!December 16, 2012We really liked thisThis kit came out great. I was malty, smooth, and rich. The hop balance seems right on. I wouldn't change anything if I brew this recipe again. To get it to come out just right, you should lager in a refrigerator for 8 weeks.January 14, 2013
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