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Old 03-21-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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Anyone ever used the Sam Adams Black Lager Clone kit from Austin HomeBrew? This is one of my favorite commercial beers and I'm thinking about trying this kit, just wanted to know if anyone has any reviews or comments....

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Old 03-23-2011, 01:00 AM   #2
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I have not but if you take the leap let me know how it turns out. I just brewed their Maibock and IPA kits for the 20 for 20 years sale. I want to do a Black Lager for my next lager. I love Black Lager as well.

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Old 03-23-2011, 01:41 PM   #3
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Gonna order the kit Friday, so be back in a couple of months with some results

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Old 03-23-2011, 02:14 PM   #4
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I have a black lager recipe I brew all the time:

3 Ralphs Black Lager

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.00 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
5 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 43.86 %
5 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 43.86 %
8.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 4.39 %
6.4 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.51 %
4.0 oz Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 2.19 %
4.0 oz Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 2.19 %
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 15.4 IBU
0.50 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (20 min) Hops 4.7 IBU
0.25 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (1 min) Hops 0.2 IBU
0.25 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (1 min) Hops 0.1 IBU
1.10 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs German Bock Lager (White Labs #WLP833) Yeast-Lager

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:16 PM   #5
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I've never tried the kit,but found it interesting that Michelob "amber bock" is really a dark lager,making it an American knock off of a German "swartzbeir". I read about one that can be purchased here on the germanbeerinstitute.com. I forget the name right off. I wonder how close these recipes come to something like that?
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