Monday, January 12, 2009

Johann Sebastian Bock

That's what I calling this one, Johann Sebastian Bock. And here's the recipe:

Batch size: 11.5 gallons


10 lbs vienna malt
10 lbs dark munich malt
2 lbs 2-row (just use 12 lbs vienna if you have it, I did not)
2 lbs caramel 10L
1 lb melanoidin malt
6 oz chocolate malt

1 oz galena 13.1% 60 minutes (use perle if you have it)
1 oz hallertau 3.9% 15 minutes
1.1 oz Saaz (mine was homegrown) 15 minutes

Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager
Make a 1.5 gallon starter with 3 lbs DME ahead of time

Mash type: decoction (a double infusion would work too)
30 minutes 144F
30 minutes 154F

O.G. of 10 gallons wort: 1.062
O.G. of 1.5 gallons starter: 1.084 (I fermented the starter cool, and used the liquid)
estimated total O.G. 1.065
primary fermentation: 2 weeks at 50F
secondary: lager at 33F for 7 weeks


  1. I think ol' Johann would approve, as anybody who had twenty kids would need a nice strong beer every once in a while!

  2. Looking good! Keep us posted on how it turns out.