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Old 02-20-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Too soon to plan an Oktoberfest? Recipe request.

This is the first year I have the time/oppertunity to brew an Oktoberfest in March. I am pretty siked, but was hoping to get some good all grain suggestions for a tried and true recipe.

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Old 02-20-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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It's never too early to plan and gather ingredients.

I might do an Oktoberfest Ale since I don't have lagering capabilities yet.

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Old 02-20-2007, 02:02 PM   #3
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I just started drinking my Marzen and I don't care if I'm way out of season. This stuff is delicious. Are you looking for an AG or extract recipe?

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AG, pref for a 5 gallon batch.

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:14 PM   #5
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Here's the first one I've tried, and while it was a good golden lager, it didn't evoke thoughts of Oktoberfest in my head. My next pass will use more Munich, both 6L and 10L. It shows ~6L in Promash, but mine was slightly darker probably due to the decoctions I did on it:

Oliviafest

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 11.00
Anticipated OG: 1.056 Plato: 13.91
Anticipated SRM: 6.1
Anticipated IBU: 29.4
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar
% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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63.6 7.00 lbs. Pilsener Germany 1.038 2
36.4 4.00 lbs. Munich Malt Germany 1.037 8

Hops
Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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44.00 g. Hallertau Hersbrucker Whole 4.00 20.7 60 min.
24.00 g. Hallertau Hersbrucker Whole 4.00 8.7 30 min.

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WYeast 2124 Bohemian Lager

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Old 02-20-2007, 11:27 PM   #6
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We brewed 2 different Marzens in Jan.,6 gals ea.These are my first lagers.I went
2 wks primary and i'm planning 1 month secondary and it's almost 3 weeks so far.I'm lagering in buckets in my garage where temps have been between 30 and 40.I have no idea what they'll taste like yet but i'll let you know.Here's the recipes if you want em.

Alstadt Marzen
6#Munich
6#2-row
.5#Dark german crystal(i used a half Moravian black malt and half crystal 40 mix in place of this)
1.2ozCascade 6.4 60min.
1 oz Willamette 4.1 30min.
.5oz Willamette 4.1 3min.
Saflager S-23(2 packs)
My OG was 1.060
This was from the book The Brewmaster's Bible


Marvins Martian Marzen
7#2-row
2.5#Munich
1.75#Crystal 40
1#Toasted 2-row
1.5oz Cascade 75min
.5oz Cascade 30mins
.5oz Cascade 3mins
Saflager S-23
My OG was 1.060 again
This was from the book The Homebrewers Recipe Guide

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PS-these are 6gal batches

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Definitely not too early. Traditionally these beers are brewed in march (hench the name Marzen), conditioned through the summer, them consumed in Mid-September for O'Fest.

Brewed this twice. First time it turned out great...second I got an infection, so its not really tried and true. Great malt flavor though. I thought it tasted a bit more malty than some other German O'fests (Paulener, Spaten, and the like) but all my "taste testers" like it.


Silverwood Oktoberfest

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BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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03-B European Amber Lager, Oktoberfest/Maerzen

Min OG: 1.050 Max OG: 1.056
Min IBU: 20 Max IBU: 28
Min Clr: 7 Max Clr: 14 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 10.00
Anticipated OG: 1.050 Plato: 12.46
Anticipated SRM: 11.8
Anticipated IBU: 22.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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30.0 3.00 lbs. Pilsener Germany 38.00 2
30.0 3.00 lbs. Munich Malt Germany 37.00 8
30.0 3.00 lbs. Vienna Malt Germany 37.00 3
10.0 1.00 lbs. CaraMunich Malt Belgium 33.00 75

Potential represented as Points per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.90 oz. Tettnanger Tettnang Pellet 4.50 18.1 60 min.
1.00 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfruh Pellet 3.80 4.5 15 min.


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WYeast 2633 Oktoberfest Blend

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