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Karbach Mother in Lager Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Karback Mother in Lager Dunkel Clone
Karback Mother in Lager Dunkel Clone
Karback Mother in Lager Dunkel Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: German Style Munich Dunkel
Target ABV: 5.8%
Target IBUs: 25
Recipe Type:
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Posted February 8, 2014 by


All Grain German Style Munich Dunkel (Dark Lager) Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a German Style Munich Dunkel, similar to Karbach Mother in Lager. Pours a rich brown color with a creamy head. Aromas of toasted malts with some mild roastiness. Medium-bodied with crisp flavors of chocolate and toasted malts. Smooth finish with moderate hop bitterness.



9 lbs Pale 2-row

1 lb Munich

1 lb Melanoidin Malt

8 oz Crystal 60

5 oz. Chocolate Malt

3 oz Carafa III

1 oz. Black Patent


1  oz. Hallertaur 5%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. German Spalt 4%a, 30 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP820 Oktoberfest or Wyeast 2308 Munich Lager


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Chill down to 50F and pitch yeast.

Ferment for about 10-14 days until primary fermentation just finishes.

Diacetyl Rest: Raise beer temp to 62-65F for 2-3 days.

Rack to keg or secondary and start cold-aging process. If possible taper temperature down 5-7 degrees per day from Diacetyl rest to 35F. Cold age at 35F for 4-6 weeks.

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