Helles Bock Floor Kill Ale (Maibock...ish)

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Recipe Type
All Grain
Yeast
PacMan
Yeast Starter
3L
Batch Size (Gallons)
15
Original Gravity
1.069
Final Gravity
1.013
Boiling Time (Minutes)
60
IBU
43
Color
16.1
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
7
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
14 or more to clear
Floor Kill Ale

26 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US
8 lbs Munich Malt - 20L
4 lbs 8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L
2.00 oz Pearle [8.00%] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) 18.5 IBU
2.00 oz Saaz [4.00%] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) 9.2 IBU
2.00 oz Pearle [8.00%] (20 min) 10.2 IBU
2.00 oz Saaz [4.00%] (20 min) 5.1 IBU
2.00 oz Saaz [4.00%] (5 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)
3.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min)
1 Pkgs Rogue PacMan (Wyeast Labs)

Est Original Gravity: 1.069 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.3%
Bitterness: 42.9 IBU
Est Color: 16.1 SRM

Single infusion mash around 154 degrees F.


Yes, it's an ale...but it's similar to Dead Guy, which is Rogue's Americanized Maibock, so I posted under the Bock style.

This beer is absolutely awesome. If I had to compare it to a commercial brew, it's like Sam Adams lager with more flavor/body and a touch of alcohol warmth.
 

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Do you remember what temp you stored this at for primary and/or secondary? Was it mid or lower end of an ale?
 

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wow i just might try this on my first brew i would like to do a Texas bock lager but i don't have refrigeration equipment . my wife likes it rather worm so i still question where im going to store it wile brewing but this could work!
 

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I brewed this a couple of months ago, with a couple of modifications. I used belgian pilsner for my base malt, and cara 45 instead of the crystal 60 (LHBS was out). I also subbed Northern Brewer for the Perle hops, and did a single decoction (more for color than flavor - I doubt it affected the flavor much). Finally, I used S-05 yeast.

The beer has been in bottles for a couple of weeks now (not fully carbed), but I shared a bottle with a buddy tonight, and it was awesome. Great malty flavor and aroma, just the right amount of sweetness (and pretty decent color). I'm hoping the alcohol flavor mellows with a bit more aging, but it's pretty close to perfect right now.
 

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mashing this recipe today....wow great aroma!
if this tastes as good as it smells while mashing it will be delicious.
 

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Bought the ingredients for this yesterday, a 2.5 gallon batch. Hope to through it together this weekend. Going with Notty for the yeast, it's what I have on hand. Rock on.
 

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I brewed this yesterday. It's fermenting like crazy right now. Can't wait to taste it. Does anyone have a picture of what the final product looks like? If not I will post one in a few weeks when mine's done.
 

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I just tried this last night - it's awesome, possibly my best brew yet. I used Safale 04 because its what I have on hand. Fermented in the low 60s using a swamp cooler. I'm having my second one now and really enjoying it. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

I attached a pic if anyone wants to see what the finished product (or at least my attempt at it) looks like.

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Would you be able to convert this to 5gal batch?
 

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