Source: Jason Stock
Recipe added: 03/04/00
A nice Dopple Bock...but it takes a while to shine. This stuff needs to bottle condition for about a month after lagering for at least a month. Even then it's a bit rough around the edges. I did a head to head comparison with Spaten's Optimator (which I was attempting to duplicate) and their's was much smoother. The alcohol is very apparent in this recipe, and it's a bit too sweet. But still a great beer. Drink 2 of these to understand why it's called Der Terminator. ;-)
Recipe type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: forgot
Finishing Gravity: 1.020
Time in Boil: 60 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 1 week, in plastic at 57 degrees
Secondary Fermentation: 1 month, in glass at 40 degrees
- 6 lbs. Cooper's light L.M.E.
- 2 lbs. Munton's light D.M.E.
- 2 lbs. DeWolf-Cosyn's Munich malt
- 1 lb Bamberg Dark Crystal Malt
- .25 lb DeWolf-Cosyn's Chocolate Malt
- 1 oz. Northern Brewer hops (6.7% alpha)
- 1 oz. Spalt hops (5.3% alpha)
- White Labs German Lager Yeast (WLP830)
Mixed grains with 1 gallon water and brought to 155 degrees. Held for 1 hour. Rinsed grains with 2 gallons 160 degree water. Added malt extracts and brought to a boil. Added Northern Brewer hops for full hour of boil. Added Spalt hops for last 30 minutes. Cooled. Pitched yeast.
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