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osagedr 01-03-2012 05:21 PM

Thanksgiving Bock (5B Traditional Bock)
 
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6# Munich 9.0 SRM
6# Munich 6.0 SRM
2# Pilsner 2.0 SRM
1# Caramunich 56.0 SRM
4 oz Chocolate Malt 350 SRM

Hochkurz Double Decoction Mash
Protein rest 25 minutes @ 135
Maltose rest 90 minutes @ 143
Dextrinization rest 60 minutes @ 154 (Decoction)
Mashout 15 minutes @ 170 (Decoction)

90 minute boil
0.5 oz Hallertau (4.7%) 90 mins (FWH)
1.0 oz Hersbrucker (3.5%) 40 mins
0.5 oz Tettnang (4.8%) 30 mins

Aerated 90 seconds pure O2 prior to pitching. Repitched slurry from a Pilsner so had fermentation the following day even after pitching at 47 degrees.

This beer has made me a big fan of Munich malt. In my opinion people tend to use too much Pilsner malt in their traditional bocks. Munich should be the main malt (75-93%) with Pilsner supporting, not the other way around.

Overall a very smooth lager that I expect to improve further with extended cold storage.

**Gold Medal, 2012 National Capital Homebrewing Competition (Ottawa, Ontario)
**Bronze Medal, 2012 Aurora Homebrewing Challenge (Edmonton, Alberta)



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