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Recipe specs

Batch size (G): 11.4
Total Grain (lb): 32.460
Total HOPS (oz): 4.75
original Gravity (OG): 1.073
Final Gravity (FG): 1.018

Alcohol by volume(ABV): 7.17%
color (SRM): 26.4
Bitterness (IBU): 49.8
Brewhouse Efficiency(%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain bill
24.40 lb Maris otter Simpsons (62.85%)
9.400 lb Munich II [Bonlander] (28.96%) 369
1.000 lb Carafa III (3.08%) 3137
1.000 lb Flaked Oats (3. 08%) 3205
0.660 lb BlackPrinz Malt (2.03%) 19124

Hop bill (original)
4.00 oz cascade pellet (7.3% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
0.50 oz cascade Pellet (7.3% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
0.25 oz cascade Pellet (7.3% Alpha) @ 3 Minutes (Boil)

Hop bill (Used as alternate, calculated)
6.50 oz cascade pellet (4.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
1.00 oz cascade Pellet (4.7% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
0.50 oz cascade Pellet (4.7% Alpha) @ 3 Minutes (Boil)

Misc bill
18.24 oz Malto-Dextrine @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (for mouth feel)
single step Infusion at 151°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 67°F with WLP840 - American Lager

Target before boil 12.5 Gallons wort
Target post-boil 11.5 Gallons wort

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I don't have lagering equipment.

My assistant froze the liquid yeast, thawing it now.

My Cascade hops are 4.7% AA, not 7.3% AA (The bag says 7.5% Beta Acids? I don't recall hearing of that before.)
 
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I hope you have some back up yeast, I don't think you can successfully freeze liquid yeast without preparing it properly first.
 
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I originally had kind of thought of the old origional Lienie's bock that a springtime seasonal back in the eighties. I know it's not same thing and I didn't get close to duplicating it either, but it was drinkable by the masses. My wife and her co-workers liked back the first shot I took at this. This batch is about 9 years later and mildly different.

That version of Leinie's bock perished with the purchase.
 
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12 pounds was too much. My OG was at 1.090. I added water to get me back down to 1.072.

I ended up with about 3 gallons extra wort. I reverted to an old method because my carbons are all 6 gallon. I put the extra in a 3 gallon SS pot with a heavy glass lid. I also added a cup of wild honey. I used a little bit of yeast from both fermenter just for fun.
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May bock is typically brewed using a German lager yeast strain ... BUT if you're looking for a clean, strong fermentation of ale instead you could substitute with WLP001. WLP802 is an excellent work-around substitute for a German lager yeast.
I like WLP838 or 833 but durned if the brewshop has it when I really want it. They didn't have the lager yeasts, so I used California ale yeast and compromised. The beer turned out fine.

Bock bock bock. I love bock.
It's a very malty, low-hopped, and strong beer for the cold weather months. I like the recipe and yeasts you chose but personally would've used Vienna, Munich, chocolate, and a dash of midnight wheat for color.
 
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It's quite dark.

The yeast that froze was WLP848. LHBS was out of that so I punted.

My go-to is S-04.
 
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So far I tasted and bottled the 2-1/2 gallon bucket with the honey. It was better than just OK IMHO. It finished at 1.014.

We gave a twelver of that and a twelver of "BEER" with custom labels to the happy couple.

We also made a special 4-pack for a special impish friend who was attending. His middle name is "F$%#^#$^%" [keeping it PC]. It was an inside joke, but his very fun and long suffering wife was probably the most entertained by the gift.

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Bill's - Chris and Deonn - Little Ditty - Wedding Mai Bock

Recipe specs

Batch size (G): 11.4
Total Grain (lb): 32.460
Total HOPS (oz): 4.75
original Gravity (OG): 1.073
Final Gravity (FG): 1.018

Alcohol by volume(ABV): 7.17%
color (SRM): 26.4
Bitterness (IBU): 49.8
Brewhouse Efficiency(%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain bill
20.400. lb Maris otter Simpsons (62.85%) [Not Used - forgot]
Substituted 12 lbs of DME in place of Maris Otter, for posterity
9.400 1b Munich II [Bonlander] (28.96%) 369
1.000 lb Carafa III (3.08%) 3137
1.000 1b Flaked Oats (3. 08%) 3205
0.660 lb BlackPrinz Malt (2.03%) 19124

Hop bill
4.00 oz cascade pellet (7.3% Alpha) @60 Minutes (Boil)
0.50 oz cascade Pellet (7.3% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
0.25 oz cascade Pellet (7.3% Alpha) @ 3 Minutes (Boil)

Misc bill
18.24 oz Malto-Dextrine @ 0 Minutes (Boil)
single step Infusion at 151°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 67°F with ___ - yeast had to re-pitch a few days in. The first packet of yeast was frozen. I don't recall what I bought to replace it.

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So far I tasted and bottled the 2-1/2 gallon bucket with the honey. It was better than just OK IMHO. It finished at 1.014.
Monitor the bottles for overcarbonation ... Raw honey has wild yeast (unless you pasteurized it).

I would have been reluctant to gift bottles that might not be stable (again, unless the honey was pasteurized). Good luck!
 
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