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I MADE A DUNKEL

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SO I have a buddy who loves Dunkel's so last week I put this in the LBK,
According to BJCP guidelines this was spot on:

1 3 Mr. Beer Octoberfest's Vienna Lager
1 3 Mr. Beer Creamy Brown UME
0 12 Mr Beer Booster
0 6 Muntons Plain Dark DME
0 4 Briess Carapils
0 2 Molasses

Batch size: 2.5 gallons
O. G.:1.056 measured
(1.055 estimated)
Final Gravity
1.013
Color
16° SRM
(14° SRM estimated)
hops
boil 35 mins 0.5 Tettnang
boil 20 mins 0.5 Tettnang
boil 10 mins 0.25 Tettnanger
boil 5 mins 0.25 Tettnanger
post-boil 1 min 1.0 MrBeerWCPA HME
22.4 IBU
BU:GU
0.41
yeast
Brewferm Lager Dry Yeast
5.6% ABV / 4% ABW

misc

secondary 11 days 1 tbsp Oak Chips info
secondary 11 days 2 ea. Vanilla Beans
Got it sitting in the cooler at around 46F and happily fermenting away.
Any suggestions since I haven't gotten to secondary yet.

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The only thing I would say is becareful with those vanilla beans! I split one down the middle and put half of it in a 2.5 gallon batch and could really taste the vanilla! If your just gonna soak them without opening them up you might be okay with 2, I just am one that likes to err on the side of caution. If you try one and there's not enough vanilla you can always add a little extract at bottling.

Of course if this is a tried and true recipe that has been brewed before then go for it.

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K9 Thank's for the advise I was a little concerned with two, so I will try one. I was originally going to use extract but my wife reminded me about the beans I got her last time I was in Dubai that are in the freezer.
Oh hey CONGRATS on making BOM!

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Something didn't seem right when I read through that so I plugged it into Qbrew and got an OG of 1.078 for 2.5G??

I wasn't sure about some of your quantities based on the way it was listed so I used:

1 can OVL
1 can Creamy Brown
1 can WCPA
.0812lb Booster (1 pack)
.375lb dark DME
.250lb carapils
.125lb molasses


Did I not read those right or is something else off somewhere?

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Been making some Dunkel Weiss myself.

3 cans OVL
1.5# Wheat LME
1 Booster

pitched over Weihenstaphen yeast and split between 2 LBKs

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@Kealia, I use Hopville, still haven't been able to get QBrew to work right for me so it's 1#3oz for a can of HME/ UME, and my O.G. came out just right. Which surprised me. In a good way.
@ Smoking Tony,
I was originally going to make a weiss, but his wife can't do wheat, but I have a Dunkelweiss waiting in the wings.

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Interesting. Qbrew uses 1.21lbs per can. It just seems that the gravity should be higher for 3 cans + Booster but if you got what you wanted then there's nothing to see here.

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I am bottling this today, I added 8oz. Cocoa to it as well, Next time I will add 6 oz. But very satisfied with the way it turned out.

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