Classic Schwarzbier (German Dark Lager)

A dark lager from Germany. A glorious black colour with hints of chocolate and/or coffee flavours.

Stout or Porter Fresh Wort
15g Tettnanger hops (steeped)
Bohemian Lager (WY2124) or 2x Saflager W34/70 lager yeast

1. Well in advance of preparing recipe, place 5 litres of water in a fridge and chill
2. Place 15g of Tettnanger hops (ideally in a hop sock) in a bowl and cover with 250ml (approx.) of boiling water. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
3. Remove hop sock and pour hop tea into the fermenter.
4. Pour the Stout or Porter Fresh Wort into the fermenter and top up with chilled water to 20L at 15-18°C and stir vigorously for 5 minutes.
5. Add Bohemian Lager yeast (WY2124) or 2x Saflager W34/70 lager yeast, seal fermenter and store in cool conditions, ideally 12°C