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Make It: Fiction Alternate Present Schwarzbier

Here is an online-only recipe, perfect for autumn, with special thanks to Fiction Beer of Denver, Colorado.

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Here is an online-only recipe, perfect for autumn. This is a homebrew-scale version of the Great American Beer Festival silver-medal-winning Alternate Present from Fiction Beer of Denver, Colorado.

ALL-GRAIN

Batch size: 6 gallons (22.7 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.062
FG: 1.013
IBUs: 24
ABV: 6.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

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8 lb 2.6 oz (3.7 kg) Weyermann Pilsner
2 lb 11.5 oz (1.2 kg) Weyermann Munich II
1 lb 5.8 oz (618 g) Weyermann Caramunich III
1 lb 3.8 oz (561 g) rice hulls
11.9 oz (337 g) Weyermann Carafa Special III
10.9 oz (309 g) Weyermann Carafoam
4.6 oz (130 g) acidulated malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

2.5 oz (71 g) Hallertauer Mittelfrüh (3.2% AA) at 90 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) Hallertauer Mittelfrüh (3.2% AA) at 10 minutes

YEAST

Fermentis Saflager W-34/70 or White Labs WLP830

DIRECTIONS

Mill grains. Mash at 150.5°F (66°C) for 60 minutes. Lauter and sparge. Boil for 90 minutes, adding hops according to the schedule. Chill to 52°F (11°C) and pitch yeast. Slowly raise to 55°F (13°C) over the first two days. After one week, allow free rise to 58°F (14°C) and hold there for another one to two weeks. Optionally, allow free rise to 65°F (18°C) for diacetyl rest. Drop to 48°F (9°C) for two weeks, then 38°F (3°C) for another two to four weeks before serving.

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