I understand that this kit is for all-grain brewers and requires specialized equipment to brew. Instructions and BeerSmith files are available to help determine strike and sparge volumes and temperatures. It is up to the brewer to determine if this kit is appropriate for their equipment and techniques.
Author: Gordon Strong
Source: BYO Nov 2018 (Style Profile)
Tasting Notes: This is a rich, moderately dark, malt forward beer with bready/toasty notes, almost biscuit like flavors and aromas from the dark Munich malt used.
19L @ 65% efficiency
|Mash Temp||66.5°C (152°F)|
|Mash Time||60 minutes|
|Ingredients||Quantity||Addition and Time|
|Dark Munich (6-14L)
||10 lb||Mash 60 min|
|Melanoiden Malt||0.25 lb||Mash 60 min|
|Carafa II (debittered)
||0.25 lb||Mash 60 min|
|Tettnanger||28g||Boil 60 min|
Yeast included with this kit: W-34/70
Notes: Gordon likes to do a step mash for this beer, mashing just the Munich malt only and then adding in the melanoiden and carafa at the end of the mash. I've added the recommended mash temp as a single infusion above but this beer can be step mashed or decocted if you prefer to do it the traditional way. He also recommends to boil for 90 minutes.
Liquid yeast recommendations:
White Labs: WLP833 or WLP830
Escarpment Labs: Isar or Autobahn