Homebrew: All Grain Schwarzbier (Black Lager)

I’m a huge fan of Schwarzbiers otherwise know as black lagers.  Being a fan I had to brew one.  Here is the recipe:Homebrew Schwarzbier fermentation

Grain:
5 lbs. German Vienna
5 lbs. German Munich Malt
.75 lbs. German Dark Munich
0.5 lbs. Weyermann Caramunich III
0.5 lbs. Weyermann dehusked Carafa III

Mash:
1T. 5.2Mash Stablizer
S. Rest: 150° F for 60 minutes
Mashout: 170° F for 10 minutes

Boil:
1 oz Pearle Hops 60 min
1 Tab Whirfloc 15 min
1/2 tsp yeast NUtrient 10 min

WYEAST #2206 BAVARIAN LAGER YEAST (46°-56°)
Ferment at 48° for 7-14 days
Lager 4 more weeks

Recipe based on Norther Brewer’s Schwarzbier kit.
Schwarzbier Milled Grain

Schwarzbier Milled Grain

Adding Grain to Mash tun

Brew Kettle

Brew Kettle

Adding wort to Kettle

Adding wort to Kettle

Sun behind the boiling brewpot

Sun behind the boiling brewpot

Pearle Hop Addition

Pearle Hop Addition

Spent Grain

Spent Grain

Transferring beer to Carboy

Transferring beer to Carboy

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  2. Billy Says:

    This looks great Peter. I love Schwarzbiers. Wynkoop has one that I drink on a regular basis. I love how deceiving they are – absolutely jet black but so light and easy drinking. If more brewers made them I could see them really catching on in the States.

    Thanks for posting this. Cheers to sharing ; )

  3. Simply Beer Says:

    Thank Billy! Totally with you, such an under appreciated style.

  4. Jeff Says:

    Hi, I would like to try this recipe. How did it turn out? Do you think the 1 oz Pearl as the only hop addition was enough?

    Thanks, I enjoy the blog.

  5. Simply Beer Says:

    Hi Jeff, This beer is about to be kegged, but the tastes I’ve had were very good. It is more traditional German then an American version of a schwarzbier. But, I do encourage people to tinker. The the recipe make it your own, experiment.


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