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Hops take a back seat to the rich and creamy body of this take on a traditional German style. Sweet, rich and dark ruby-black, this beer is creamy, yet smooth and malty, with a crisp finish that rules the double bock style.

$45.27
SKU
90-15026-00

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STORY:

Fondly referred to by many as a “meal in a glass,” this centuries old brew is strong and contains a generous portion of malty goodness. Sweet, rich and dark ruby-black, this beer is creamy, yet smooth, with a crisp finish that is standard to the doppelbock style. If you are on the hunt for a hearty, malty recipe, don’t pass this German favorite up!

PROFILE:

This malt-forward German-style lager is much stronger than its lower alcohol cousin. Very malty with cascading layers of complexity balanced by traditional German hops. Rich and creamy with notes of toffee and baked bread, this doppelbock is a true representation of this style.

SIMILAR TO: 

Ayinger Brewery – Celebrator Doppelbock
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu – Optimator

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 2 Cans Oktoberfest Lager Brewing Extract
  • 1 BrewMax LME Softpack - Smooth
  • 2 Packets Dry Ale Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extracts)
  • 1 Packet Saflager W-34/70 Dry Lager Yeast
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Hallertau Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • A true lager, brew and carbonate this beer cool (about 55°F, 12°C) for best flavor
  • OG: 1.075 (approx.) -- FG: 1.019 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 7.4%
  • SRM (Color): 24
  • IBU (Bitterness): 42
  • BJCP Style: 9. Strong European Beer - 9A. Doppelbock

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew&shying Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Months = 4 - 6 Months

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German Doppelbock Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 2 Cans Oktoberfest Lager Brewing Extract
  • 1 BrewMax LME Softpack - Smooth
  • 2 Packets Dry Ale Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extracts)
  • 1 Packet Saflager W-34/70 Dry Lager Yeast
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Hallertau Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • A true lager, brew and carbonate this beer cool (about 55°F, 12°C) for best flavor
  • OG: 1.075 (approx.) -- FG: 1.019 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 7.4%
  • SRM (Color): 24
  • IBU (Bitterness): 42
  • BJCP Style: 9. Strong European Beer - 9A. Doppelbock

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew&shying Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Months = 4 - 6 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

    1. Remove the yeast packets from under the lid of the cans of Brewing Extract, they're not needed for this recipe, then place the unopened cans and LME softpack in hot tap water.
    2. Place the pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material
    3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, add in hop sack, then remove from heat
    4. Open the Brewing Extracts and the LME, and pour all contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
    5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
    6. Pour the wort, including the hop sack, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. You'll leave the hop sack in the wort for the duration of fermentation. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk. 
    7. Sprinkle the ONLY the Saflager W-34/70 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir. 
    8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 48° and 59°F (9°-15° C), ideally 55°F and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 12-18 days.
    9. After approximately 72 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface. 

Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 5 to 8 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks.

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process. 

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

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