Brew All the BJCP German Styles

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OK, so I had this idea ... someday I would like to take a brewing season and brew all the various BJCP recognized German beer styles.

In my mind, no matter what odd style might be the fashion of the day, in the end, the 'base' beer styles to me are the German beers. This may be due to living in a very German influenced community or it may be just the fact that I really like these styles. In any case, German style beers are very worthy of understanding how to brew and brew well.

So, in considering this challenge, I decided to find out just how much total grain, hops, and yeast I would need to accomplish this. To keep things simple, I used my copy of Brewing Classic Styles (80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew) by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer. I am listing the ingredients but not the individual recipes in the chart below - both because I do not want to plagiarize their recipes and because I want to encourage you to buy your own copy (trust me, you'll be glad you did.)

Some statistics involved in brewing all the styles:



Der Chart

LAGERS Munich Helles German Pils Bohemian Pils Oktoberfest Munich Dunkel Schwarzbier Mai/Helles Bock Bock Dopplebock Eisbock
GRAINS (lbs.)
Pilsner 10 11 12 5   4.6 10.5 4.5 4 11.6
Munich 0.75     4 12.2 6.1 5.5 10.25 14 8
Wheat                    
Vienna       3            
Rye                    
Aromatic                    
CaraMunich (60L)       1       0.5 2 1
CaraPils     0.75              
Carafa Special II (430L)         0.5 0.22        
Chocolate Malt           0.38        
Crystal (40L)           0.38        
Crystal (120L)               0.5    
Dark Wheat                    
Melanoidin 0.25             0.33    
Mussdorfer Rost               0.33    
Pale Chocolate                    
Roasted Barley           0.22        
Special B                    
totals 11 11 12.75 13 12.7 11.9 16 16.41 20 20.6
HOPS (oz)
Hallertau 1.1 1   2   2.65       0.5
Magnum             0.56 0.5 2 0.53
Saaz     5.65              
Tettnanger                    
Perle   1                
  1.1 2 5.65 2 0 2.65 0.56 0.5 2 1.03
YEAST
White Labs WLP838 WLP830 WLP800 WLP820 WLP833 WLP830 WLP833 WLP833 WLP833 WLP830
Wyeast WY2308 WY2124 WY2001 WY2206 WY2308 WY2124 WY2206 WY2206 WY2206 WY2124
ALES Kolsch N. German Alt Dusseldorf Alt Hefeweizen Dunkelweizen Weizenbock Roggenbier
GRAINS (lbs.)              
Pilsner 10.3 9.8 8 5.6 2 5 3
Munich   1 2   3 2 3.5
Wheat       5.6 6.9    
Vienna 0.5            
Rye             6.25
Aromatic     1        
CaraMunich (60L)   0.25 0.5       1
CaraPils              
Carafa Special II (430L)   0.25 0.25   0.125   0.125
Chocolate Malt              
Crystal (40L)         0.38 0.5  
Crystal (120L)              
Dark Wheat           10  
Melanoidin              
Mussdorfer Rost              
Pale Chocolate   0.25       0.25  
Roasted Barley              
Special B         0.38 0.5  
totals 10.8 11.55 11.75 11.2 12.785 18.25 13.875
HOPS (oz)              
Hallertau 1.5     0.8 1 1.6  
Magnum   0.6 0.8        
Saaz             0.25
Tettnanger     0.5       1
Perle              
  1.5 0.6 1.3 0.8 1 1.6 1.25
YEAST
White Labs WLP029 WLP036 WLP036 WLP300 WLP300 WLP300 WLP300
Wyeast WY2565 WY1007 WY1007 WY3068 WY3068 WY3068 WY3068

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