Schwarzbier, or black beer, is a dark lager made in Germany.[1] They tend to have an opaque, black colour with hints of chocolate or coffee flavours, and are generally around 5% abv.[2] They are similar to stout in that they are made from roasted malt, which gives them their dark colour.
Shwarzbier Characteristics
ABV range: 4.4% – 5.4%
IBU range: 20 – 30
Color: Brown
Malt: Carafa special ii, Crystal, Munich, Pilsner
Yeast: Lager

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 L 60 min 11.9 IBUs 61.8 EBC 1.050 1.010 5.3 %
Actuals 1.046 1.01 4.7 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Schwarzbier 8 B 1.046 - 1.052 1.01 - 1.016 20 - 30 33.5 - 59.1 2.5 - 3 4.4 - 5.4 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Munich Dark (BestMälz) 1.173 kg 95.69
Black (Crisp) 52.9 g 4.31

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Hallertau Magnum 1.7 g 60 min Boil Pellet 11.9

Miscs

Name Amount Time Use Type
Whirlfloc Tablet 0.20 Items 15 min Boil Fining
Yeast Nutrient 0.40 g 15 min Boil Other

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Saflager Lager (W-34/70) DCL/Fermentis 75% 8.89°C - 15°C

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Mash 65°C 90 min

Fermentation

Step Time Temperature
Primary 14 days 12.22°C
Aging 30 days 15.56°C