I don’t know if you’ve been imagining it or not, but as you might imagine people ask me for that Illuminator Doppelbock recipe quite a lot. I tend to respond with, “It’s probably on the blog there somewhere,” or “I might have put it in the book,” but that’s turning out to be a fat lot of rubbish, though I wasn’t ever fibbing when I said those things. How could I not have shared that info at some point?
In any case, here’s a five-gallon rendition of the beer I fasted on during Lent last year:
- 10# Munich
- 6.5 # Vienna
- 1 # Caramunich
- .5 # Carapils
- 4 oz. Carafa III (at recirc)
- Zeus (or Columbus or Tomahawk) (.25 oz. for 75 min)
- Liberty (or Mt. Hood) (1.6 oz. for 20 min.)
- Wyeast 2308 Munich Lager
- Mash 60 minutes at 158F.
- Boil 90 minutes.
- Primary at 45-50F for 2 weeks; Secondary 2 weeks; D-rest 3 days. Lager 4 weeks.
- (OG: 1.081)
When we did the commercial rendition, we adjusted the color with Sinimar, but this recipe accounts for that. This year, we made a few changes, but I’m not feeling like math right now. This is yummy, so just go with the original!
Prost to the most!