A German Black Lager, Schwartbier is a great beer for anytime of the year. Because of it's dark color some might thing it is more of a winter beer, but it is actually very a very clean, refreshing tasting lager that is even enjoyable even on a warm day. It is excellent in the fall and a "dual weather beer". It is a malty beer, but it has just enough hops to balance out the flavor. A similar style would be a dark Czech lager. This beer is underappreciated as a style, but once you brew it, you will love it.
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Because this is a Lager you will have some additional instructions under "Brewing Notes". Just click on the Recipe Kit Instructions below.
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 150-152ºF for 60 minutes
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.047 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010-1.012 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 4.6-4.8%
- Bitterness: 27 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 23.2 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Light DME
- Munich LME
- Midnight Wheat Malt
- Magnum Hop Pellets
- Hallertau Mittelfrüh Hop Pellets