Munich Dunkel Warsteiner Dunkel Clone - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Homebrew Lager Recipes > Munich Dunkel Warsteiner Dunkel Clone

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-30-2011, 03:59 PM   #1
Hegh
 
Hegh's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Schenectady, NY
Posts: 663
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Wyeast 2035 American Lager   
Yeast Starter: Yes (see below)   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.048   
Final Gravity: 1.008-1.012   
IBU: 12   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 14   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 2-3 weeks @ 40*-45*, 1 week @ 68*   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Lager for 3-4 weeks @ 35*   
Tasting Notes: After two days on CO2 @ 38*, tastes very light; not much flavor at the moment   

Grains:
5 lbs 2-row
2 lbs Flaked corn
1 lb Munich
0.25 lbs Black Patent

Hops:
0.75 oz Hallertauer 4% AA @ 60 min
0.25 oz Hallertauer 4% AA @ 5 min

Other:
1 tsp Irish Moss (rehydrated in 1/2 cup water) @ 15 min
Wyeast 2035 American Lager

Mash:
12 qts @ 152* for 75 min
170* for 10 min

Yeast Starter:
Boil 3 cups water with 2/3 cup DME for 5 minutes, cool quickly, and add the yeast.

24 hours later, boil some more, cool, and add (to double the volume).

Start this at least three days before brewing, so the yeast have time to work their way through it. I recommend trying to keep it around 75* so they work quickly.

Photos:
Warsteiner Dunkel is on the left, this recipe is on the right:
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01592.jpg
Views:	3651
Size:	39.5 KB
ID:	29869   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01591.jpg
Views:	3209
Size:	26.4 KB
ID:	29870  
__________________
Triple Cat Brewery

Primary: Summer RyePA
Tertiary: Strawberry Blond
On Tap: NB's Oatmeal Stout, Eagle Mills Hard Cider, Hefeweizen, Black Lager, Warsteiner Dunkel Clone

"Bravery is not a function of fire power." ~J.C. Denton

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
Hegh
 
Hegh's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Schenectady, NY
Posts: 663
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Batch notes (brewed May 1, 2011, kegged May 28, 2011:

I accidentally threw in the 5 minute hop addition at 15 minutes, since I was dumping in the Irish moss and let my mind wander...

Also, I had trouble keeping my mash temperature up for some reason, so I used up my water allowance on temperature control and did not sparge at all.

OG: 1.044
FG: 1.009
ABV: 4.6%

Primary: 10 days @ 43*
Diacetyl rest: 10 days @ 68*
Pre-keg lager: 8 days @ 38*

Tastes very light, not much flavor at the moment. I expect this to come out more as it lagers longer in the keg (it's only been two days). So far so good, though
__________________
Triple Cat Brewery

Primary: Summer RyePA
Tertiary: Strawberry Blond
On Tap: NB's Oatmeal Stout, Eagle Mills Hard Cider, Hefeweizen, Black Lager, Warsteiner Dunkel Clone

"Bravery is not a function of fire power." ~J.C. Denton

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
adam01
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Lucas, Tx
Posts: 417
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts


Let us know in a month...
My try at a Warsteiner had more taste and more alcohol. Just came off lagering.
Would love to compare against what you made.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 12:07 AM   #4
Hegh
 
Hegh's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Schenectady, NY
Posts: 663
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by adam01 View Post
Let us know in a month...
My try at a Warsteiner had more taste and more alcohol. Just came off lagering.
Would love to compare against what you made.
I was going for a light lawnmower beer for the summer. Plus, the original is one of like three beers SWMBO has ever liked, so I decided to make it ASAP. Built a lagering fridge with this in mind.
__________________
Triple Cat Brewery

Primary: Summer RyePA
Tertiary: Strawberry Blond
On Tap: NB's Oatmeal Stout, Eagle Mills Hard Cider, Hefeweizen, Black Lager, Warsteiner Dunkel Clone

"Bravery is not a function of fire power." ~J.C. Denton

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
adam01
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Lucas, Tx
Posts: 417
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts


How did this turn out ?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 12:36 AM   #6
Hegh
 
Hegh's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Schenectady, NY
Posts: 663
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by adam01 View Post
How did this turn out ?
It's really good! Probably my best batch yet. Lots of compliments. Not quite as light after maturation than I'd hoped, but still very enjoyable. I haven't checked, but I'd guess it's already 2/3 gone. I really need to take a picture and post it before it's all gone...
__________________
Triple Cat Brewery

Primary: Summer RyePA
Tertiary: Strawberry Blond
On Tap: NB's Oatmeal Stout, Eagle Mills Hard Cider, Hefeweizen, Black Lager, Warsteiner Dunkel Clone

"Bravery is not a function of fire power." ~J.C. Denton

pauldog28505 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 12:41 AM   #7
Vance71975
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Bryan, Ohio
Posts: 817
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Hegh View Post
Grains:
5 lbs 2-row
2 lbs Flaked corn
1 lb Munich

Hops:
0.75 oz Hallertauer 4% AA @ 60 min
0.25 oz Hallertauer 4% AA @ 5 min

Other:
1 tsp Irish Moss (rehydrated in 1/2 cup water) @ 15 min
Wyeast 2035 American Lager

Mash:
12 qts @ 152* for 75 min
170* for 10 min

Yeast Starter:
Boil 3 cups water with 2/3 cup DME for 5 minutes, cool quickly, and add the yeast.

24 hours later, boil some more, cool, and add (to double the volume).

Start this at least three days before brewing, so the yeast have time to work their way through it. I recommend trying to keep it around 75* so they work quickly.
Personally i would Drop the Flaked Corn and replace it with Vienna or more Munich, i would also use a German Pilsner malt and a German Lager yeast.
__________________
The mind is like a beer, it does the most good when it is opened.

pauldog28505 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 12:52 AM   #8
Hegh
 
Hegh's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Schenectady, NY
Posts: 663
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Vance71975 View Post
Personally i would Drop the Flaked Corn and replace it with Vienna or more Munich, i would also use a German Pilsner malt and a German Lager yeast.
I used the flaked corn to lighten the body. Alternatively, I suppose you could just drop it altogether and go with lower alcohol too... I wouldn't recommend replacing it, though.
__________________
Triple Cat Brewery

Primary: Summer RyePA
Tertiary: Strawberry Blond
On Tap: NB's Oatmeal Stout, Eagle Mills Hard Cider, Hefeweizen, Black Lager, Warsteiner Dunkel Clone

"Bravery is not a function of fire power." ~J.C. Denton

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 12:54 AM   #9
Vance71975
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Bryan, Ohio
Posts: 817
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Hegh View Post
I used the flaked corn to lighten the body. Alternatively, I suppose you could just drop it altogether and go with lower alcohol too... I wouldn't recommend replacing it, though.
My main concern is that Corn is more of an American adjunct.But then again i really dont like light bodied beers. Hence why i would use Vienna or Munich in place of it. Plus the Vienna would add some complexity.
__________________
The mind is like a beer, it does the most good when it is opened.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 01:09 AM   #10
Hegh
 
Hegh's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Schenectady, NY
Posts: 663
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Vance71975 View Post
My main concern is that Corn is more of an American adjunct.But then again i really dont like light bodied beers. Hence why i would use Vienna or Munich in place of it. Plus the Vienna would add some complexity.
Oh, okay. For me, it really depends on the temperature and how much I've eaten; if it's hot and I'm thirsty, or if I've recently eaten, I like something more light-bodied. Last year I hadn't yet realized this, and only had heavy stuff on tap, so was very dissatisfied over the winter.
__________________
Triple Cat Brewery

Primary: Summer RyePA
Tertiary: Strawberry Blond
On Tap: NB's Oatmeal Stout, Eagle Mills Hard Cider, Hefeweizen, Black Lager, Warsteiner Dunkel Clone

"Bravery is not a function of fire power." ~J.C. Denton

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my all grain recipe for a warsteiner dunkel clone. chainsawbrewing Recipes/Ingredients 6 11-21-2014 09:46 PM
roasted taste level of Warsteiner dunkel adam01 Recipes/Ingredients 3 10-31-2012 03:57 AM
Warsteiner Dunkel clone question janitorjerm Recipes/Ingredients 5 09-29-2010 11:15 PM
Warsteiner Dunkel recipe does NOT exist mymbtheduke Recipes/Ingredients 8 12-12-2009 07:37 PM
Warsteiner Dunkel mot Recipes/Ingredients 5 06-14-2007 09:53 PM


Forum Jump