Beer Style: Doppelbock (5C)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons
This dopplebock was based on a recipe from Papazian's book. In making this beer, I used hops plugs for the first time. Wonderful stuff. They expand and give the appearance of fresh hops and they smell great! This batch turned out really well. Very dark and smooth, lightly carbonated, with a considerable alcoholic whammy. Great sippin' beer.
Roast pale malt in 325 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Crack grains and add to 1-1/2 gallons cold water. Bring to boil. Before serious boil starts, remove grains. Add extract and Saaz hops. Boil 60 minutes. Add Hallertauer hops and boil 5 more minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let hops steep 15 minutes. Strain into 3-1/2 gallons cold water. (Be sure to strain out as much stuff as possible.) Pitch yeast and ferment one week at about 65 degrees, then rack to secondary. Secondary fermentation should last about 3 weeks at 45-50 degrees. Prime and bottle. Refrigerate bottles for about 1 month.
Source: Jack Webb