Thursday, June 10, 2010

Linebacker Doppel Bock w/Creamy Brown

Brewing: Linebacker Doppel Bock w/Creamy Brown
Features: deliciously dark Porter (4.6% abv)
Price Range: $16.00

Overall Rating: Brewed On 12-Jun-2010


Mix together the deep roasted malts, toasted nutty flavor, and coffee aroma of the Linebacker Doppel Bock and the complex blend of pilsner, caramel, and chocolate malts of the Creamy Brown UME to create a nearly black and extremely roasty flavored porter style beer.

Linebacker Doppel Bock w/Creamy Brown
1 Can Linebacker Doppel Bock (HME)
1 Can Creamy Brown (UME)
1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of HME)

Fermentation, Carbonation And Conditioning Times:
21 days for fermentation
21 days for carbonation
21 days minimum conditioning at 50-70F
02 days minimum in fridge

Fermentation: 12-Jun/03-Jul (68-76F)
Carbonation : 03-Jul/24-Jul (68-76F)
Conditioning: 24-Jul/14-Aug (50-70F)

Brewer's Comments:
This will be the first Porter style beer I have ever brewed.


The ingredients used in this recipe require average fermentation and carbonation times in order to allow the yeast to work. I typically allow 3 weeks for fermentation at a constant 70F for all my beer recipes.

Just as in the fermentation process your carbonation times will depend on the complexities of each recipe and the amount of additional ingredients that are added. As a general rule of thumb recipes containing many ingredients will take longer to carbonate than recipes with few ingredients.I let my bottles carbonate for at least 3 weeks before moving them down to the conditioning, or lagering room.

Conditioning, also known as Lagering the beer allows the beer's flavors to fully merge and mature in the bottle before drinking. In a basement, with a consistent year round temperature range of 50-65F, naturally brewed beer can be stored for up to 6-12 months as it will be preserved by the alcohol. Prior to drinking the beer should be refrigerated for 24-48 hours and served cold in a clean glass.

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