Brew #15

This is a modified Oktoberfest/Marzen recipe found on the internet to scale from 5 to 8 gallons. I substituted Liberty hops and didn’t bother with a german malt like carapils that wasn’t available at my LHBS. (I think for head retention.)

       Recipe creation in BeerSmith

Style History

Märzen, the historical designation, was made in the cool of spring; Oktoberfest, the more recent appellation, was brewed to savor during the changing season. Before refrigeration, beer was often made only from autumn into spring, as summer conditions were risky for lager fermentation. Märzen means March in German. Made in March, stored for beyond.

Average Style ABV

Average Stye Color Range:
5.8 – 6.3%
 8888888 7 – 14 SRM

This Bier Information

This recipe relies on Munich Malt and PIlsner Malt to give the traditional malty taste. Caramunich Malt has been added for color. Liberty hops used for bittering as I couldn’t find any Tradition or Hallertau at the moment. Lowers the IBU to a nice low 21 though.

Beer ABV
Beer Color Calories

5.3% ABV

 7.5 SRM

151.6 kcal/12oz

 Bier Taste Notes

Goldshell Rating (Overall Personal Impressions): NOT RATED



My Recipe

Jonktoberfest v1

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 8.00 gal
Boil Size: 8.82 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 8.32 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 8.00 gal
Fermentation: Lager, Two Stage
Date: 27 Jan 2015
Brewer: Jon Kelley
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: Keggle Startup
Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Taste Rating: 30.0
Taste Notes:





7 lbs 8.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 1 46.9 %
7 lbs 8.0 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 46.9 %
1 lbs Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 3 6.2 %
2.00 oz Liberty [4.50 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 21 IBUs
0.8 pkg Octoberfest Lager Blend (Wyeast Labs #2633) [50.28 ml] Yeast 5

Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color

Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.3 %
Bitterness: 21 IBUs
Est Color: 10.5 SRM
Measured Original Gravity: xxxxxxx
Measured Final Gravity: xx
Actual Alcohol by Vol:  xxxx
Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body
Sparge Water: 2.54 gal
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE
Total Grain Weight: 16 lbs
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Steps



Step Temperature

Step Time
Mash In Add 20.00 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F 60 min
Mash Out Add 12.80 qt of water at 202.2 F 170.0 F 10 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 2.54 gal water at 168.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Keg
Pressure/Weight: 12.54 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 45.0 F
Fermentation: Lager, Two Stage
Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Carbonation Used: Keg with 12.54 PSI
Age for: 30.00 days
Storage Temperature: 60.0 F