Oktoberfast (Biermuncher) (2 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: njswalker (Shared)
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Brewer: Biermuncher
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: ( 3B)
Boil Size: 9.19 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 13.0 SRMEquipment: Pot (18.5 Gal/70 L) and Cooler (9.5 Gal/40 L) - All Grain
Bitterness: 21.6 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.059 (14.5° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.6° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.9%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
4 lbs 6.64 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
2 lbs 9.46 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 2
2 lbs 6.58 oz Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 3
1 lbs 3.29 oz Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 4
1 lbs 3.29 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 5
9.64 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 6
8.25 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 7
1.00 oz Tettnang [3.9%] - Boil 60 min Hops 8
0.40 oz Tettnang [3.9%] - Boil 45 min Hops 9
0.40 oz Tettnang [3.9%] - Boil 30 min Hops 10
0.6 pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast 11


Excellent Recipe - suggest Lager Yeast

by jfmorris

I started from the original Biermuncher recipe, and just cut everything in half for a 5 gallon batch - 4.25# pllsner, 2.5# Munich, 2# Vienna, 1# aromatic, 1# crystal 20, 0.5# carapils, 0.5# crystal 40, and hop additions of 0.75oz, 0.5oz, 0.5oz. I used S-23 and fermented at 54F for 10 days, ramped to 64F for 3 days for a diacetyl rest, transferred to a keg as secondary, and then ramped down 4F per day until I reached 32F. I layered at that temp for 3 weeks, and just served at a Halloween party where the BMC crowd wipe out about 4 gallons of this beer.

Excellent recipe, without the effort of doing a decoction mash, and I think an excellent gateway beer for your BMC friends. I liked the results with S-23 so much I doubt I will trying with S-04 ale yeast.

Great fast octoberfest

by scatterbrn

Made this in the summer when I couldn’t lager due to temps. Tasted great after a few weeks, even better after it aged a bit. Made a beer cheese dip with it as well as cooking a few other things (in addition to drinking). Definitely will be a staple each fall.

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