Munich Dunkel – All Grain



Added 5.2 Stabilizer in the mash. Whaddayaknow... PH was 5.2 when I checked. Boil PH was 5.4. All is good with the world.

Efficiency kinda sucked, especially for a decoction brew. Too little runoff from sparge - only netted 12 gallons of pre-boil. With my evaporation rate, it should be in the 13 gallon range. Ended up with 9 gallons at pitch.

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
18.00 pounds German Dark Munich Malt 98%
0.13 pounds German Carafa III De-Husked Malt 0.7%
0.25 pounds British Pale Chocolate 1.4%
18.38 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Hop Time AA
1.15 ounces Magnum 60 min 10.0%
1.15 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
Munich Lager Wyeast 2308 2000 ml

Equipment Profile 15 Gallon/57 Liter Brew Pot (15) and 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Mash Profile Single Decoction


Draw a part of the mash, let it rest for at least 10 minutes, and boil.

Mash Steps

# Name Time Temp. Description
1 Protein Rest 35 min. 122°F

Add water at 126 F

2 Saccharification 45 min. 155°F

Decoct 44% of mash, rest for at least 10 minutes, and boil

3 Mash Out 10 min. 168°F

Heat to 168° F / 75° C for at least 10 minutes

Water Profile Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Fermentation and Aging

14 days @ 50° F
3 days @ 60° F
28 days @ 34° F

Headlong Dunkel

Date Brewed: __________________________________
Brewer/Assistant: __________________________________

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Str Water Amt: 6.1                                                                                                                 
Str Water Temp:      
Mash Temp:      
Mash Time:      
Sp Water Amt: 11.3    
Sp Water Temp:      
Pre-Boil Grav:      
Pre-Boil Amt: 12.5    
Post-Boil Amt: 10    
Boil Time: 90    
Mash PH:      
Boil PH: