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Old 08-17-2010, 02:27 PM   #1
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Going to brew a doppelbock in a few days, hopefully, just wanted to see what you guys think of my recipe.

5.00 Gallons

8.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
5.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Carafa II (412.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (60 min)
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (30 min)
1 Pkgs German Bock Lager (White Labs #WLP833)

Also, how big of a starter should I make for this brew? Will be my first brew using liquid yeast, so any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 08-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #2
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when i put it into beer calculus the IBU's are a touch over style but very close.

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Also, how big of a starter should I make for this brew? Will be my first brew using liquid yeast, so any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
I would make a small batch (3-4 gallons) of helles or Vienna lager with 2 vials direct-pitched and rinse the cake. If you make a starter, it will have to be at least a couple gallons anyway. You'll need about a cup of thick, healthy yeast for a doppelbock.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:33 PM   #4
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I would make a small batch (3-4 gallons) of helles or Vienna lager with 2 vials direct-pitched and rinse the cake. If you make a starter, it will have to be at least a couple gallons anyway. You'll need about a cup of thick, healthy yeast for a doppelbock.
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From what Brewsmith and MrMalty say you would need to pitch 2 vials of yeast and using a stir plate need about a 3 liter starter. The size of your starter goes up exponential if you do a lesser method of a starter ie.. simple starter or shaken every few hours!

If you don't have a stirplate I'd go with what 944play recommends!

Good luck!
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:11 PM   #5
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I would make a small batch (3-4 gallons) of helles or Vienna lager with 2 vials direct-pitched and rinse the cake. If you make a starter, it will have to be at least a couple gallons anyway. You'll need about a cup of thick, healthy yeast for a doppelbock.
yes do this. under pitching something like this is easy to do.
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Cool, will do. Thanks guys!

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