Never made that one but here are some opinionated suggestions on improving it:Here's the recipe. I was wondering if anybody has made this one. It's an Oktoberfest recipe in tasty brew.. I'd like to make this one tomorrow...
6lb-British 2 Row
1lb-German Dark Caramel
1.50 Hallertau (Pellet)
.50 Tettnanger (Hop plug)
.50 Saaz ( Hop Plug)
.50 Tettnanger ( Hop Plug)
The batch size is 5.5gallons. You got the OG target right. This will be my first Oktoberfest recipe. Thanks for you help..Never made that one but here are some opinionated suggestions on improving it:
Lose the crystal & caramel malts, drop the pale malt down (better yet also replace it with pilsner malt) and up the Vienna and Munich.
7 lbs Vienna
5 lbs Munich
3 lbs Pilsner
The hops look OK. What is the batch size and estimated OG here? An OG of 1.055-1.060 with an IBU in the mid 20s would be a good target.
15 pounds seems like a lot. Assuming an average 75% conversion efficiency 11 pounds of malt would get you very close to an OG of 1.060, with 15 pounds your OG would be over 1.080. Using that 75% figure for a five gallon batch would break it down to approximately 5 lbs Vienna, 3.75 lbs Munich and 2.25 lbs Pilsner.Is that grain bill too large for a 5 gallon batch?