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BierMuncher 09-17-2007 05:51 PM

BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)
 
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Oktoberfest Recipe
Octoberfest Recipe

Let’s face it. Anyone who knows my brewing habits know that patience is not one of my stronger qualities. Brew something in March and wait until October to drink it? Not likely. I just finally got around to tasting a commercial (Sam Adams) Oktoberfest last week. Unfortunately I shared with some friends and family and they loved it. Now I’m on the hook to produce something in time for Halloween. That gives me a little over 6 weeks to come up with a fast…tastes like…Oktoberfest beer using an ale yeast.

Lots of malt. Lots of sweet. Little to no hops aroma. Right at 5% ABV.

If I can mash this at around 156-158 and use a lower attenuating ale yeast, I can probably get this beer to finish around 1.017-18 from a 1.051 starting point. After one full week in the primary, I’ll still have 4 weeks to secondary and then a week to chill/carb in the keg.

Wish me luck.

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Batch Size: 11.25 gal
Boil Size: 13.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 12.7 SRM
Attachment 2645
Estimated IBU: 20.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 67.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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8.50 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM
5.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
4.00 lb Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)
2.00 oz Tettnang [3.20%] (60 min)
1.00 oz Tettnang [3.20%] (45 min)
1.00 oz Tettnang [3.20%] (30 min)

Will likely use a dry Safale-04 since it won't ferment as dry and I'm tryin to preserve some malt profile.

BierMuncher 09-17-2007 05:51 PM

BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)
 
2 Attachment(s)
Oktoberfest Recipe
Octoberfest Recipe

Let’s face it. Anyone who knows my brewing habits know that patience is not one of my stronger qualities. Brew something in March and wait until October to drink it? Not likely. I just finally got around to tasting a commercial (Sam Adams) Oktoberfest last week. Unfortunately I shared with some friends and family and they loved it. Now I’m on the hook to produce something in time for Halloween. That gives me a little over 6 weeks to come up with a fast…tastes like…Oktoberfest beer using an ale yeast.

Lots of malt. Lots of sweet. Little to no hops aroma. Right at 5% ABV.

If I can mash this at around 156-158 and use a lower attenuating ale yeast, I can probably get this beer to finish around 1.017-18 from a 1.051 starting point. After one full week in the primary, I’ll still have 4 weeks to secondary and then a week to chill/carb in the keg.

Wish me luck.

Attachment 2646


Batch Size: 11.25 gal
Boil Size: 13.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 12.7 SRM
Attachment 2645
Estimated IBU: 20.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 67.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
------------
8.50 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM
5.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
4.00 lb Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)
2.00 oz Tettnang [3.20%] (60 min)
1.00 oz Tettnang [3.20%] (45 min)
1.00 oz Tettnang [3.20%] (30 min)

Will likely use a dry Safale-04 since it won't ferment as dry and I'm tryin to preserve some malt profile.

BierMuncher 09-24-2009 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by brrman View Post
OMFG - This tastes amazing!!!! I used San Fran Lager yeast and it tastes like a genuine Oktoberfest. Fantastic!

The beer was so clear I didn't even secondary it - went straight to keg... Now I wish I had brewed a 10 gallon batch...
Excellent

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toolboxdiver 08-22-2011 12:24 AM

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Brewed this today and my efficiency was great 1.060 preboil if it finishes up as good as the wort tasted its a Winner for sure Thanks BierMuncher your Recipies


toolboxdiver 08-22-2011 12:24 AM

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Brewed this today and my efficiency was great 1.060 preboil if it finishes up as good as the wort tasted its a Winner for sure Thanks BierMuncher your Recipies


toolboxdiver 10-02-2011 05:41 AM

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just sampled a pint and this one is a winner Thanks Biermuncher your recipies Rock


TRainH2o 09-01-2012 10:01 PM

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I just wanted to thank Biermuncher for this recipe and to show off my brew. I have lagered before, but this recipe with S-04 and a 62˚F fermentation temp, has me wondering why I would EVER want to for an O'fest. I will be making this again with pumpkin in the secondary.


lonepalm 09-06-2012 02:15 PM

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Just wanted to share the first pull from the keg


Squad1Guy 03-30-2013 01:20 AM

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I just checked my gravity. It has been in the primary for 2.5 weeks. OG was 1.049 and FG came in (today) at 1.014 so I think it is done. I tasted the hydro sample (of course!) and it was not as malty (or maybe I was expecting sweet) as I thought it would be. It had a malty aftertaste but not the sweetness I was expecting. Am I just confusing the two? I mashed at 156F and dropped maybe a degree over the hour. Thanks!
Oh yeah...here is a picture of the hydro sample...it looks beautiful!

Squad1Guy 05-14-2013 06:55 PM

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Here it is after 3 weeks (or so) in the bottle. The taste is out of this world! Malty with some buscuit-y (that's what I'm tasting anyway) undertones and just delicious. This will definitely be made again!!


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