Tag Archives: German Beer

Batch 137 – Rauchbier (all-grain)

This was a re-do of the previous Rauchbier batch that I made in September 2014 as my first all-grain batch with my then new equipment.  This was the first batch I made in 2017. I purchased the ingredients at the … Continue reading

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Batch 134 – Barke Munich Dunkel Lager (all-grain)

This beer was a departure from the previous Dunkel Lager I had made.  Instead of using a combination of Pilsner, Munich, Crystal, CaraMunich and Chocolate malts, I exclusively used Weyermann Barke Munich malt.  I had never made a beer with … Continue reading

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Batch 132: Festbier (all-grain)

In preparation for a small Oktoberfest gathering, I embarked on the annual preparation of the Oktoberfest beer.  The first up was the Festbier, which I had previously made as an all-grain batch, and twice as extract and grain batches. The … Continue reading

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Batch 128 – Kölsch (All-Grain)

In preparation for summer, I thought I’d make a good “lawnmower” beer – something lighter and more refreshing to drink after doing yard work in the hot South Carolina sun. Originally, I mulled over making an Imperial Kölsch – something … Continue reading

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Ayinger Weizen Bock

It is no secret that I am a big fan of Ayinger beers.  This has to do in large part to my first visit to Munich.  During that trip, we attempted to make two visits to the Hofbrau Haus, just … Continue reading

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Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse

Described on the label as “a pale weissbock robustly dry-hopped with the Hallertauer Saphir variety…”, I have to admit I don’t taste much of the hefeweizen quality that I associate with Bavarian made wheat beers and not much of an … Continue reading

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Plank Bavarian Dunkler Weizenbock

Continuing on with my celebration, I opened the Plank Dunkel Weizenbock I had picked up a few weeks ago at the local beer store.  It was a darker than the Mönchshof Bockbier, and a bit stronger at 7.5% alcohol by … Continue reading

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