Schwarzbier is like MythBusters for the “all dark beers are thick and heavy” crowd. A well brewed classic example should taste almost exactly like a German Pils. Try this one out on your friends that don’t drink good beer!
Despite the name, the color isn’t exactly black – more of a very dark brown with some ruby highlights.
Be sure to use the de-husked Carafa special so that it has minimal impact on the flavor. The husked versions will add more roast flavors.
The Chocolate Malt isn’t really to style, but I kind of like it. There’s just a little chocolaty hit at the end of a sip.
Mt. Hood hops are supposed to be an American version of Hallertau. You can substitute any noble type you like.
The S-189 yeast can be hard to find. You can use Wyeast 2124 or White Labs WLP830 liquid yeasts instead. Be sure to make an appropriate starter!
Schwarzbier – All Grain
|Brew Type: All Grain|
|Style: Schwarzbier (Black Beer)||Brewer: Jimmy|
|Batch Size: 6.00 gal|
|Boil Volume: 8.53 gal||Boil Time: 90 min|
|Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %|
|Amount||Item||Type||% or IBU|
|9.00 lb||Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM)||Grain||83.26 %|
|1.00 lb||Munich Malt (9.0 SRM)||Grain||9.25 %|
|0.68 lb||Carafa II (412.0 SRM)||Grain||6.29 %|
|0.13 lb||Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)||Grain||1.20 %|
|42.00 gm (1.5 oz)||Mt. Hood [5.10 %] (60 min)||Hops||28.2 IBU|
|14.20 gm (0.5 oz)||Mt. Hood [5.10 %] (20 min)||Hops||3.2 IBU|
|14.20 gm (0.5 oz)||Mt. Hood [5.10 %] (0 min)||Hops||-|
|1 Pkgs||SafLager German Lager (DCL Yeast #S-189)||Yeast-Lager|
|Original Gravity: 1.048 SG|
|Final Gravity: 1.010 SG|
|Color: 25.0 SRM|
|Bitterness: 31.4 IBU|
|ABV: 4.95 %||Calories: 211 cal/pint|
|Mash||Description||Step Temp||Step Time|
|Mash In||Add 13.51 qt of water at 171.2 F||151.0 F||60 min|
|Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2)||Carbonation Volumes: 2.8|
|Estimated Pressure: 15.5 PSI||Kegging Temperature: 40.0 F|
|Pressure Used: -||Age for: 4.0 Weeks|
|Storage Temperature: 40.0 F|
11oz carafa special, 2oz chocolate malt
Schwarzbier – Extract