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Old 12-06-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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i brewed up the below recipe, id like opinions on what style this fits into.


BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Lager
Brewer: Josh
Asst Brewer:
Style: Oktoberfest/Marzen
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 8.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 8.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 25.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 64.00 %
2.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 16.00 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
1.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4.00 %
1.50 oz Tettnang [3.20 %] (60 min) Hops 17.9 IBU
1.00 oz Tettnang [3.20 %] (30 min) Hops 6.1 IBU
0.50 oz Tettnang [3.20 %] (15 min) Hops 1.6 IBU
2 Pkgs SafLager West European Lager (DCL Yeast #SYeast-Lager

Mashed at 155* OG was closer to 1060.

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I would suggest going by your tastes, rather than the recipe. Taste it and, using the BJCP descriptions, see which category you think it best fits. You might ask someone else to help you, if you're unsure of your own taste buds or think you might bring biases to it.

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