Original Gravity: 1.0576 Final Gravity: 1.0144 Alcohol by Volume: 5.657%
Famous reddish-brown or copper colored traditional special lager from Munich. This medium bodied beer is characterized by malty aroma with slight malt sweetness and clean hop bitterness. Noble hop aromas and flavors will lightly accent the finish. Prost!
6.6 lbs. Amber Liquid Malt Extract
1 lb. Belgian Cara Munich (cracked)
1/2 lb. Victory (cracked)
1/2 lb. Cara Pils Grain (cracked)
1/2 oz. Hallertauer Hersbrucker
1 tsp. Irish Moss
1 pkg.White Labs WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast
(or choose WLP820 Oktoberfest Lager Yeast from the yeast choice menu provided if you have temp. controlled refrigerator.)
4 oz. Crown Caps (approx. 55 caps)
5 oz. Priming Sugar (approx. 3/4 cup)
Bring 1 gal. water to 160oF. Add grains remove from heat cover & allow to sit for 60 min. Sparge with 1 1/2 gal. 170oF water & return liquid to brew pot. Bring to a boil and remove from heat add malt (dissolve completely) & 2 oz. hops. Return pot to heat & boil for 55 min. Remove from heat & add final 1/2 oz. hops. Steep for 5 min. Strain into enough cold water to make 5 gal. & pitch yeast when cooled to 80oF or below.
Yields 5 gal.