Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > European Amber Lager > All-Grain - Oktoberfest Bier Tent Lager

Thread Tools
Old 08-04-2010, 02:22 AM   #1
Brewpub coming soon!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
azscoob's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 7,553
Liked 247 Times on 195 Posts
Likes Given: 243

Default All-Grain - Oktoberfest Bier Tent Lager

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 2206
Yeast Starter: 2L stirplate starter
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: no
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.0
Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: 27.3
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 7.6 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days at 50
Additional Fermentation: 48hr D-rest at 64
Tasting Notes: Malty, creamy mouthfeel and nice bitterness initially, slight sweet finish overall.

Oktoberfest Beer Tent Beer:

8.00 lbs. Pilsener
2.00 lbs. Dark Munich Malt
0.25 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt
0.19 lbs. Melanoidin Malt

2.00 oz. Hallertauer, Whole leaf, 3.50AA , First wort hop addition


Mash Type: Single Step

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.35

Saccharification Rest Temp : 150 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp: 212 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 10

Sorry about the condensation on the glass:

This was my first attempt at cheating a decoction mash by using melanoidin malt, I feel it turned out pretty damned well and kept the brew day within reason. There may be a few tweaks next batch, but it is pretty solid in my opinion and is well recieved by all who tasted the samples. the head is a crisp white color and rather thick, with a nice steady stream of bubbles, excellent lacing, a nice bitterness initially with the malty aroma and flavor keeping pace as the beer warms.

This beer was racked off the yeast after the D-rest into a secondary and was then cooled 2-3 per day to lagering temps, transferred to a keg and carbed to 2.4 volumes and lagered for a minimum of 6 weeks. this batch (minus a few samples) will lager the full 6 months until Oktoberfest.

Although a little low on the OG, this is an attempt at an easy drinking simple festbier to enjoy with friends and family, since I was more concerned with those aspects it is a bit shy of the style.

Note: the recipe is for a 5.0 gallon batch, my OG numbers however are for 5.5 gallons with 80% efficency. The values for 5.0 gallons should be 1.057 OG based on 75% eff.
Shirts n Steins: Grain Reaper Brewing
azscoob is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 03:26 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 435
Liked 31 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 9


Mine's still lagering until the end of Sept.
9.5 lbs pils
2.5 lbs of light munich (both Weyermann)

6 gallon batch.

1 oz Hallertauer at 60
1 ounce at 30.

30 minute rest at 140 and 30 mins at 156.

Beer went from 1.058 to 1.012 so it dried out nicely which I think is key for this type of beer. Color was perfect from what I remember at the tents. Man, I can't wait, samples were great. I'll take a pic and post it in a month or so when I pull it back out.
StoneHands is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All-Grain - Marzen/Oktoberfest Yooper European Amber Lager 93 09-21-2015 10:57 PM
All-Grain - World's Best Oktoberfest KingBrianI European Amber Lager 150 08-01-2015 09:10 PM
Partial - Can't Lager Oktoberfest uwmgdman European Amber Lager 15 09-29-2012 12:19 PM
All-Grain - WeddingFest (Oktoberfest/Marzen) Rhoobarb European Amber Lager 2 11-13-2009 07:19 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads