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Old 02-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Oktoberfest - Light or Dark Munich?

Making this today and putting together my grain bill, but not sure if I should use 5lbs of light or dark Munich grain.

German Oktoberfest - BIAB

6lbs German Vienna
5lbs German Munich Malt

60 min 1 ½ German Hallertau
20 min ½ German Hallertau
10 min ½ Tettnang

Saflager 34/70 (Weihenstephan)
10 min 1 tsp Irish Moss

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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From Weyermann? I really like their lighter Munich.
A particular love for ancient, obsolete, or lesser-known style from both the US and abroad.
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Very similar to my first oktoberfest I did last year. 80:20 Vienna to Dark Munich. Single decoction with a 40 minute boil of 1/3rd mash. Lagered in March until September...great malty beer! If you aren't up for decoction, you can try a single infusion mash of 150-152, perhaps. With your grain bill, it might end up low on conversion so perhaps a little pilsner malt (for enzymes) may help or you could extend mash time.
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