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Beer Style: Traditional Bock  (5B)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Traditional Bock


Based on the "True Brew Maestro Series Bock" kit.

I've finally starting quaffing this beer - it seems to keep improving as it ages in the bottle but is very tasty already. It is good heavy (tends towards the chewy side) brew with lots of flavor. It definately holds its own against pizza :-). I'm not a beer judge at all (beer is sort of like art - I don't know if its good or not but I know what I like). It has an interesting effect that a friend of mine pointed out with my Pale Ale (Mike's Pale Ale). When you take a sip you are rewarded with a great flavored beer. However, as soon as the swallowing motion is complete - there is no after taste at all - you might have just swallowed water! I'm finding that I prefer this since most beers that I don't like (Heineken comes to mind) have horrible after taste. When guests notice this effect I smile, shrug, and say, "Well, thats how FRESH beer is supposed to be."


  • 2 cans, M&F dark malt extract (3.3 pound cans)
  • 1/2 pound, pale malt
  • 1/4 pound, chocolate malt
  • 1/4 pound, crystal malt
  • 1 ounce, Hallertauer pellets
  • 1 ounce, Tettnanger pellets
  • 1 pack, Red Star lager yeast
  • 3/4 cup, corn sugar

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Vol: 5.24%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Roast pale grain in 350 oven for 10 minutes. Bring grains to boil in 2 cups water, 1/4 pound at a time. Strain grain water into brewpot and add water to 1--1/2 gallons. Add extract and Hallertauer. Boil 45 minutes. Add Tettnang and boil 1 minute. Pour 3--1/3 gallons cold water into bucket. Siphon in wort. Pitch yeast. Ferment at 50-55. Rack to secondary after 2 weeks. Two weeks later, prime and bottle.


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 Reviewed by Den on Tue Feb 20 2018

I have been brewing this for 20 years now and it is my favorite brew. Made a few adjustments to the recipe and now brew it at about 9% ABV and around 360 calories per pint. I also have added chocolate extract which I make from cacao nibs, absolutely the best beer I have ever tasted.