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Nightingale DoppleBock

Classification: dopplebock, bock, extract

Source: Mark Nightingale ( Issue #741, 10/9/91

This brew is not quite as strong as a traditional dopplebock. However, the resulting beer was none less than excellent. It had a good shot of malt flavor (esp. the chocolate!). The head quite creamy. The hop ping was perfectly balanced. It is the smoothest homebrew I've ever had.



Mash crushed crystal and dextrin malts in a pan of water at 150F for 1 hour. Strain through collander into main kettle and sparge with 150F water until it runs clear. Add enough water to kettle to dissolve extracts (approx. 3 gallons). Dissolve extracts, salt and gypsum into kettle and bring to a ROLLING boil. Stir in 1/2 oz. Perle hops and boil 15 min. Stir in 1 oz. Perle Hops and boil 15 min. Stir in chocolate and black patent malts (UNCRUSHED!) and boil 15 min. Stir in 1/2 oz. Perle hops and boil 15 min. Add Hallertauer hops in the last minute of the boil. Strain though a nylon meshed colander into Primary fermentor. Top up to 5 gallons with cold water. Cool wort as fast as possible. (I cooled it to 80 degrees in 9 minutes.) At 80F add yeast. Ferment for 12 days at 40-48 degrees. Rack it into the secondary and let it sit and ferment VERY slowly for 1 month at 32-40 degrees. Bottle and let age for a full month at 34 degrees.