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thebigtone

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Have some extra ingredients around and thinking of brewing a pseudo dunkel / brown ale. Not interested in BJCP styles, just going for something on the darker side, bready and roasty. Hoping to stay a touch lighter than a porter or stout.

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7 lbs Brewers malt
5 lbs Great Western Munich
1 lb Dingemans biscuit
0.5 Viking Dark Chocolate

1 oz Willamette 60 mins
0.5 is Willamette 5 mins

1 packet Kveik, either Voss or Lutra (dried)
Water adjusted 2:1 chloride to sulphate
Mash 150

General thoughts? Is 1lb biscuit too much? Kveik too odd for this one? I’m brewing tomorrow, let me know!
 

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i'm un familar with the munich, what lovibond?

i might take it easier on it myself....i'd also toss some crystal in to smooth the transition to the chocolate?
 

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For what you say you want, I’d cut the biscuit in half. Everything else seems reasonable. A pound of biscuit might make that beer more chewy and bready than you want. Munich will carry the weight and give you a pronounced malt character without too much body at 150*. Which is dunkel-ish
 

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I agree about the biscuit malt but I don't personally know what it would do... That amount of chocolate might push it into being more like a porter but I think it will be a pretty good beer.
 

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Also, that % Munich is going to make for a malty brew, biscuit aside. Still malty but more balanced at something like 9-10# two row to 2-3 Munich.

Lightly hopped with Willa is a good choice for a smooth, lighter brew.

I probably won't use Kveik again making the brews I want to drink, but everyone has their own taste.
 
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I agree about the biscuit malt but I don't personally know what it would do... That amount of chocolate might push it into being more like a porter but I think it will be a pretty good beer.

Thanks, I am definitely most on the fence about the biscuit. At 1 lb it’s about 7% of the mash, which isn’t too bad. I know it’s not the same as a light crystal but I was looking at it like a Victory type of addition.
 

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Here is a commercial recipe for a dunkle / brown ale


EstimatedSRM22
EstimatedIBU12
EstimatedOG1.053
EstimatedFG1.013
EstimatedABV5%
Pre-Boil VOL6.25Gallons
Post-Boil VOL5.25Gallons
Mash Efficiency75%
Grain Bill
LBSOzName
50Wheat Malt
40MUNICH MALT II - WEYERMANN
10Pale Chocolate Malt
Hops
OzName
1Saaz
Yeast
1 pkgSafbrew WB-06
Boil Additions
OzMinName
160Saaz
Fermentation
21DaysPrimary
 
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Voss. I was on the fence but decided to save my Lutra for another style. Color looks great after brewing, nice deep brown but definitely not black.
 
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thebigtone

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Also ended up at 1.057 OG, a little higher than I expected mashing at 150, via BIAB. It’s already bubbling away a few hours after adding yeast, think this one will be ready in about 10-12 days.
 
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