- Oct 17, 2018
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Sounds nice mateFirst brew in a little while! This time a Schwarzbier. Found the recipe from an American homebrewers website, can't remember the name.
100g Roast Barley
100g Carafa 2
Mashed in at 65c and held there for a couple of hours while I did some stuff in the garden. Brought to the boil
35g Hallertau @60
20g Hallertau @20
15g Hallertau @1
30g Hallertau whirlpool at 80c (letting temp drop for 20 mins)
OG 1054 IBU 29
Pitched CML Kolsch at 21c
My initial thoughts are that it's going to be possibly too roasty but we'll see.
I had been considering a Schwarzbier myself but decided on more of my Porter instead, just easing back on the dark malts a bit for summer to keep it lighter, less body.
FWIW I think dark beer can work well in the summer - when I've made Porter in the summer before (can't remember, 2020, 2021, maybe both!) I found the flavours worked really well with meats off the BBQ, and served cold it hit the spot in the summer sun