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#1 porter

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Posted 06 April 2023 - 09:11 AM

I made a maibock last spring and really enjoyed it. Goal is to have it on tap May 1st, but might be a little late. Any thoughts/changes?

 

10 lbs pilsner malt

4 lbs Munich malt

8 oz. crystal 40

35 IBUs magnum at 45 minutes

 

34/70 yeast

 

OG 1.070


Edited by porter, 06 April 2023 - 09:13 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2023 - 09:53 AM

That looks like a maibock. I sometimes break style a little and throw in a couple of ounces of noble hops towards the end.

I like to use carahell instead of crystal but probably not a big deal.

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Posted 06 April 2023 - 11:35 AM

This was the first maibock I brewed. I did read not to overdo on the Munich malt. Some recipes have a little aromatic or melanoidin malt. I'm wondering if the crystal is worth putting in. I could omit that and dial back to 30 IBUs, perhaps.

 

I looked and last year I brewed right around this time and let it go for a month. May 1st is probably pushing too much (will be brewing tomorrow). I need to remember to brew this in mid-March in the future.


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Posted 06 April 2023 - 11:46 AM

I typically use mostly pils, some Vienna and even less Munich.

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Posted 07 April 2023 - 07:23 AM

Ended up switching the crystal 40 to 20 for a somewhat paler brew. Mashed in and going.

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Posted 07 April 2023 - 08:13 AM

Ended up switching the crystal 40 to 20 for a somewhat paler brew. Mashed in and going.


I think that was a good move. :cheers:


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