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Old 01-08-2011, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default U Fleku Recipe (Bohemian Dunkel)

I've been searching for a proper recipe for this beer for years - and it seems it was hanging out on the Brewers Association website since November. As such, I thought I would share this for those who might be interested in brewing this amazing beer. For those of you who have not encountered this beer, it's almost like a cross between a Munich dunkel and a stout - with a very complex malt sweetness. I'll be brewing a batch up this weekend.

Here is the recipe as listed on the website:

50% Weyermann Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner Malt @ 1.8 °L
30% Weyermann Munich I @ 6 °L
15% Weyermann CaraMunich® II @ 45.5 °L
5% Weyermann Carafa® II @ 45.5 °L (at sparge)

3.9 oz (110 g) Saaz @ 4.5% AA (10 minutes into the boil)
3.9 oz (110 g) Saaz @ 4.5% AA (20 minutes into the boil)
4.3 oz (122 g) Saaz @ 4.5% AA (115 minutes into the boil)

O.G: 1.048+ //F.G: 1.012// 30 (?) SRM// 28 IBU

http://www.brewersassociation.org/pa...ohemian-dunkel


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Old 01-18-2011, 11:43 PM   #2
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Thank you for this. How did it come out? I tried this place when I was in Prague and their beer was amazing. I definitely want to try this out.


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Old 01-19-2011, 12:37 AM   #3
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I brewed this about 10 days ago and recently racked it over for lagering. Even being so young, the gravity sample tasted freaking amazing! Its been a while since I was last in Prague but the flavor profile is very similar to what I remember it as. I'll probably brew up another batch of this next month if I can make some space. The recipe is not beginner friendly (with multiple decoctions) but you could probably make an equally excellent beer by just doing a single infusion mash.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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I remember drinking this at u fleku, along with goulash, and remember it tasting awesome.

Can this recipe be translated to extract? I would like to give it a try if it can.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:20 AM   #5
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Sure, if you can lager. I've brewed an all grain version of this that was awesome.

I would try this streamlined recipe:

5.25 lb Munich LME
1.75 lb Pilsen LME
1.5 lb Caramunich
0.5 lb Carafa

2 oz of Saaz at bittering
1 oz of Saaz at 5 minutes left in the boil

Any bohemian lager yeast would work. If you can only do ales, try Alt yeast. But keep it as cool as possible. <60F
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:44 AM   #6
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Wow, so this can actually be done?

This is one of the best beers, I live in Prague and go to U Fleku from time to time and the beer always surprising, plus it is not heavy and it is very refreshing. I'm very tempted to buying a Grain Father? Can a Grain Father do this recipe?
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:44 AM   #7
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Wow, so this can actually be done?
Indeed, all can be done But IMHO, most crucial part is fermentation (it's a lager after all)process. Eventually decoctions during mashing. Try to hit that guy from Braumeister vs Grainfather: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPKK8TO5M6T0lRljnJ6hYETnEi4XmmEaU
And he'll maybe have some detailed answers
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:33 PM   #8
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I have very basic brewing equipment only good enough to brew extracts, can I brew this with extract?

Here's the list of Malt extract in powder form that I can buy, if you tell me which extract to use and some guidelines I'll build you an altar, please!

https://www.brouwland.com/en/our-pro...ymalt-brewferm

https://www.brouwland.com/en/our-pro...aymalt-muntons

and also I can get this two in liquid form, these are all the specs they can give me from malthause Bruntal (Czech Republic), I'm guessing these are 100% the Pilsner and Munich:

Light Malt extract - is a thick, viscous liquid golden brown, honey consistency, malt aromas, sweet maltiness of the dry matter of around 81%. It is an infusion made from the wort Bohemian Pilsner malt-type and drinking water. After lautering wort is concentrated on vacuum evaporators at a low temperature. One package you produce using hops and yeast, up to 10 liters of pale lager.

Malt extract dark- dark beer, is designed to produce dark beers at a microbrewery. It is a thick viscous liquid, brown, caramel malt flavor and aroma of dry matter of 81%. The wort extract infusion is prepared from a mixture of malts (Czech, Munich, caramel and Colouring) and drinking water. After lautering wort is concentrated. One package are prepared with the use of hops and yeast, and 10 liters of dark lager. Mixing the extract with light can also produce semi-dark beer.
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Aha!!!That dme/lme from Bruntal seems awesome (should deliver best taste approximate to original - region wise ).
But unfortunately it could be also a huge guess work without 'numbers'(extract /Plato/SG & ebc).
May I suggest a partial mash recipe?
(with extract base malts and speciality, dark grains steeped, not mashed)
It's Alistair Reece's 'Morana':


Morana
(5 gallons/19 L,
extract with grains)

OG = 1 .056 FG = 1.016
IBU = 24 SRM = 26 ABV = 5.3%

Ingredients
3.6 lbs. (1 .6 kg) Pilsner dried malt extract
2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg) Munich liquid malt extract (late addition)

1.25 lbs. (0.57 kg) CaraBohemian®(CaraMunich® I) malt

0.45 lbs. (0.20 kg) Carafa® Special II malt

5.3 AAU Saaz hops (60 min)
(1 .3 oz./38 g of 4% alpha acids)

2.2 AAU Saaz hops (20 min)
(0.55 oz./16 g of 4% alpha acids)

0.375 oz. (11 g) Saaz hops (5 min)

Wyeast 2782 (Staro Prague Lager) yeast


My take: replace Saaz with Zatecky (almost the same, it depends whatever you can get).
And yeast, Staro Prague is almost impossible to get. Go with Kolsh strain, if you can't do lager fermentations, instead.
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But Im very new at this, I dont know how to steep, I dont know if I even have tools to steep, I just have my kettle and fermenters.Any quick tutorial on that?

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Aha!!!That dme/lme from Bruntal seems awesome (should deliver best taste approximate to original - region wise ).
But unfortunately it could be also a huge guess work without 'numbers'(extract /Plato/SG & ebc).
May I suggest a partial mash recipe?
(with extract base malts and speciality, dark grains steeped, not mashed)
It's Alistair Reece's 'Morana':


Morana
(5 gallons/19 L,
extract with grains)

OG = 1 .056 FG = 1.016
IBU = 24 SRM = 26 ABV = 5.3%

Ingredients
3.6 lbs. (1 .6 kg) Pilsner dried malt extract
2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg) Munich liquid malt extract (late addition)

1.25 lbs. (0.57 kg) CaraBohemian®(CaraMunich® I) malt

0.45 lbs. (0.20 kg) Carafa® Special II malt

5.3 AAU Saaz hops (60 min)
(1 .3 oz./38 g of 4% alpha acids)

2.2 AAU Saaz hops (20 min)
(0.55 oz./16 g of 4% alpha acids)

0.375 oz. (11 g) Saaz hops (5 min)

Wyeast 2782 (Staro Prague Lager) yeast


My take: replace Saaz with Zatecky (almost the same, it depends whatever you can get).
And yeast, Staro Prague is almost impossible to get. Go with Kolsh strain, if you can't do lager fermentations, instead.


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