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International Black Lager

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Something a little different for me -- I actually brewed this one already and had my first bottle tonight after just 3 weeks in the bottle.  This is another mostly grain recipe and features a fun grain bill, Nugget bittering, lager yeast, and turned out really nice. :)


International Black Lager


Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner Malt, 2 lbs.

Malting Co. of Ireland Lager malt, 1 lb.

Carafa Special II, 0.2 lbs.

CaraRed, 0.2 lbs.

Chocolate malt, 0.25 lbs.

Munich Type II, 0.25 lbs.

Mr. Beer booster, half-pack

BrewMax Robust LME

Nugget hops, 0.3 oz, 45 min.

Crystal hops, 0.5 oz, 15 min.

Spalter Select hops, 0.5 oz @ flame-out

Saflager S-23 lager yeast


OG 1.055

FG 1.015

ABV 5.2%

SRM 32

IBU 30+


Was hoping for something in the style of Guinness Black Lager or New Belgium 1554.




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