The sticke bock nuts has been brewed and looks promising. I collected 9.5 gallons of 1092 wort and pitched the 2206 this morning. Deep ruby in color. Sample exhibits strong maltiness with very mild bittereness. The final recipe:
28.00 lb Munich Malt, Dark (12.0 SRM) Grain
2.00 lb Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain
1.00 lb Carstan (37.0 SRM)
3 oz Willamette FWH
2 oz Hallertauer 60 minutes
I am going to ferment in the garage using the temp controller, a water bath, and an aquarium heater. The target temp is 50 degrees.
The grain bill may be a bit non-traditional, as wheat is not typical in the style. Ive added it in this case to try an aid in some head retention. Id love to see this beer finish in the around 1020, however that will probably take some real coaxing. I will be adding Fermaid K towards the end of the week (pitch + 5days). This beer is more of a Doppel Sticke rather than a dopelbock, however given that I am fermenting as a lager it will probably exibit more lager characteristics.