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Old 03-01-2011, 06:22 PM   #31
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Well, I bottled on 02/26 at about 2.5 weeks shooting for 2.5 volumes of CO2. I couldn't RDWAHAHB and tried one last night. Carbonation was well underway and so was the flavor! I bought a 12 pack of Warsteiner Dunkel for brew day and was disappointed with it. There is a very grape juice like flavor up front that really takes away from what a Dunkel should taste like to me. I'm going to wait until this weekend to do a side-by-side and will update this posting then. But so far I am very happy with the results!
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:18 PM   #32
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A green taste showed up after a couple days and made the beer horrible. Of course that was because I couldn't wait to try them. It has now been just over two weeks in the bottle and the beer is good. I definitely over carbonated for style but that's alright and letting the glass sit for a while takes care of that. My beer is clear too (thank you whirlfloc). It's a good beer so far, not quite what I was shooting for, but much better than the 12 pack of Warsteiner that I bought and very drinkable. I'm going to let the second case sit for a couple more weeks before drinking to see if it just needs a bit more time to age. I'm not good at describing flavors, but there just seems to be some flavor conflict right now that I hope to balance out with time. The beer is very crisp though (over carbonation?); I was hoping for a little more mouth-feel. All-in-all not too bad so far.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:21 PM   #33
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i haven't bottled in a long time. i do remember though, back when i bottled this recipe, the BEST one i ever had, was one that i forgot about, and left in my buddies fridge for 6 months. even though i think/thought it was great bottled after just a few weeks, it really shined after sitting longer. when i keg it, hell, i don't have any idea how much better it tastes/would taste if it sat longer, because a keg gets draned in less than a month every time.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:32 AM   #34
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I was going to edit my last post, but maybe it'll serve as a lesson learned. This beer is now six weeks old, 3.5 weeks in the bottle, and tastes great! I was picking up a roasted maltiness that didn't fit the style initially, it could have been hop related too (who knows), but this beer is pretty much liquid bread now! Unfortunately, I only have a 12 pack left so I'll have to brew this one up again very soon!

Great beer, just give it some time if you're bottling; this yeast tends to throw some off flavors while it is eating that it will clean up with a bit of time from my experience (four beers). There is definitely a resemblance of Warsteiner Dunkel in there.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:16 AM   #35
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I kicked a keg of this a couple of weeks ago, and it was delicious! I did have a stuck fermentation, but nothing a little amylase enzyme couldn't fix. My wife loved it, and even preferred it in a side by side tasting with Warsteiner dunkel! This recipe could have a permamant spot on my keezer!
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:39 PM   #36
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Awesome! glad to hear it.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:28 AM   #37
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You say ferment at 70 degrees?! That is outside the 58-64 optimal fermentation range
for the yeast. That is also the highest fermentation temperature for all of my ale recipes.

Have you done a side by side taste test with warsteiner. Its the only way to see how you
compare in taste, body, carbonation, etc.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:29 AM   #38
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death by dunkel chainsaw brewing
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General
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Category: Dark Lager
Subcategory: Munich Dunkel
Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5 gal.
Volume Boiled: 6 gal.
Mash Efficiency: 70 %
Total Grain/Extract: 11.65 lbs.
Total Hops: 2.3 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.): 219.1
Cost to Brew: $26.85 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.): $0.50 (USD)

Ingredients
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7.25 lbs. German 2-row Pils
.5 lbs. Weyermann CaraFoamŪ
3.5 lbs. German Dark Munich
.20 lbs. American Chocolate Malt
.20 lbs. Weyermann Carafa IIIŪ
1.5 oz. Hallertau (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 60 minutes.
.5 oz. Hallertau (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 15 minutes.
.25 oz. Tettnanger (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 5 minutes.
Yeast: WYeast 2565 Kolsch


mash in at 165* for 60minutes. batch sparge with 170* water.

enjoy!
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This is a "dunkel", a Bavarian dark lager; not a dunkelweissen, a dark wheat beer...
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This is a "dunkel", a Bavarian dark lager; not a dunkelweissen, a dark wheat beer...
OOPS, sorry. I miss read something.
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