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Old 01-09-2013, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default Bock style beers...how did the German Monks do it?

It seems like the German bock styles have some intricate steps. I'm curious how the German monks use to create this beer? Is there any literature out there that shows how they did it?

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:27 AM   #2
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Good question, this is why i brew beer.....to achieve what the monks did.

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:37 AM   #3
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You mean you haven't been praying over your beer?

They had generations to perfect it through trial and error. That, and lots of prayer.

They certainly scheduled their brewing to take full advantage of seasonal temperatures as well.
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Here's an article that discusses how the doppelbock style came about. It doesn't get to how they came to use things such as decoctions, but has some interesting facts nonetheless:

http://www.germanbeerinstitute.com/Doppelbock.html

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Dang! Ya beat me to it jeburdo. they have a history of Germen brewing on that site as well that'll give more insights. A good read indeed!
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Dang! Ya beat me to it jeburdo. they have a history of Germen brewing on that site as well that'll give more insights. A good read indeed!
Didn't mean to steal anyone's thunder... But yes, I love this site. It's my first go to any time I have a question about any German beer.
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No harm no foul. They talk about German hops too. Another good read. Lots of insightful info on that site. Can't understand why it's still beta after a couple years,though???
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I know that, when I drink a nice doppelbock, I feel just a bit more holy.
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Water, barley, hops and yeast. And lots of Jesus.


Quoted for inspiration.
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