Style Profile
1.044 - 1.056
1.010 - 1.014
10 - 18
14 - 23 srm
Recipe Statistics
15 srm

This beer uses Rechtschreibfehler as its base and adds traditional Christmas/holiday spices. This is my first spiced beer and the actual amounts and ratios I found online and in recipes from published, successful brewers were all over the place so these are all just a bit of a guess. I want noticeable spice which is more than just in the background.

I used Ol' Yule Loggy from Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer's "Brewing Classic Styles" and Christmas Beer from Gordon Strong's "Modern Homebrew Recipes" as a reference for spices as well as random recipes on the web. The amounts and ratios of different spices was all over the place for roughly the same size batch. So as my first spiced beer the amount of every spice used is a bit of a guess and could be way too much or too little. I generally opted for something in between Ol' Yule Loggy, which was on the low end of amounts, and Christmas Beer.

The end product is not 100% what I had intended, but it is good. Some poor on the fly calculation adjustments were made resulting in an extra 0.25 gallons of wort in the fermenter. This means slightly lower gravities and ABV and more diluted and so less dark color. Rather than keeping this written recipe as intended, it has been updated to match reality and that is now the recipe for Holiday Beer 2020.

In the end, this is a fairly good flavor, although possibly a bit heavy on the orange peel resulting in a tangier beer which is unexpectedly similar to Roggenbiers I have brewed.

Dunkles Weissbier

TypeBoil VolumeVolume in FermenterBoil TimeEfficiency
All Grain 4.75 Gallons 3.00 Gallons 90 Minutes 75%
Name Amount Type Color
Pale Wheat 3.08 lb Grain 2 srm
Munich 1.21 lb Grain 7 srm
Vienna 14.19 oz Grain 4 srm
Caramel 80 2.85 oz Grain 80 srm
Special B 2.85 oz Grain 160 srm
Carafa II Special 0.99 oz Grain 425 srm
Name Amount Form Step Time
Hallertau 0.61 oz Pellet Boil 60
Name Amount Type
Lallemand Danstar Munich Classic 7.00 g Dry
Other Ingredients
Name Amount Type Step Time
Corriander, Ground 0.50 tsp Spice Boil 5
Cinnamon, Ground 0.50 tsp Spice Boil 5
Nutmeg 0.13 tsp Spice Boil 5
Orange Peel or Zest 1.00 tsp Spice Boil 5
Allspice, Crushed 0.13 tsp Spice Boil 5