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Schwarzbier Lager (Black Beer Ale)

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Schwarzbier Lager (Black Beer Ale)

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Beer Style: Schwarzbier (Black Beer)  (4C)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 6.08 US gallons

Schwarzbier (Black Beer)
Beer Color


Mash at 66 C or 151 F. This is a very robust recipe producing a highly complex beer but also an easy drinking one. Schwarzbier is strictly a lager but this recipe can be brewed using the above yeast and ale fermentation profile without any compromise of quality. Try adding the specialty grains at the start of mashout to increase the complexity. Source: Patrick Hollingdale


  • 6 lbs 11.4 oz - Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 4 lbs 4.0 oz - Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 7.2 oz - Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 5.4 oz - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 3.6 oz - Carafa I (337.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.8 oz - Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.4 oz - Hallertauer [4.8%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Hallertauer [4.8%] - Boil 20 min (Hops)
  • 0.50 - Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) (Misc)
  • 0.7 oz - Hallertauer [4.8%] - Boil 1 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 90 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.050 (12.2° P)
Final Gravity: 1.010 SG (2.6° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.1%
Color SRM: 23.2  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 31.1
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 6.08 US Gallons

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