NB Oktoberfest

From the BrewBlog of Stoopsitters Brewing – Hastings, Minnesota USA
Printed July 19, 2018

Style: Oktoberfest/Marzen
Contributor: Dustin Zastera
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 8.1/16
Bitterness (Calc): 19.2 IBU (Tinseth)
BU/GU: 0.33
Calories: 184 (12 ounces)
ABV: 7.5%
ABW: 5.8%
OG: 1.058
OG (Plato): 14.27° P
FG: 1.002
FG (Plato): 0.52° P
Real Extract: 3° P
App. Atten.: 96.4%
Real Atten.: 79%
BJCP Style Info: Oktoberfest/Marzen
O.G.: 1.050 - 1.057
F.G.: 1.012 - 1.016
ABV: 4.8 - 5.7%
Bitterness: 20 - 28 IBUs
Color: 7 - 14 SRM
Info: Smooth, clean, and rather rich, with a depth of malt character. This is one of the classic malty styles, with a maltiness that is often described as soft, complex, and elegant but never cloying.

Commercial Examples: Paulaner Oktoberfest, Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen, Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest, Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Victory Festbier, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest, Capital Oktoberfest, Gordon Biersch Märzen, Goose Island Oktoberfest, Samuel Adams Oktoberfest.

General Information
Method: All Grain
Malts and Grains
5.00 pounds German Pilsen Malt (2-Row) 43.5% of grist
5.00 pounds German Light Munich Malt 43.5% of grist
1.00 pounds German Dark Munich Malt 8.7% of grist
0.50 pounds Weyermann CaraMunich Malt II 4.3% of grist
11.50 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
1.00 ounces Tradition 6% Pellets @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
6 AAUs
1.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 6 AAUs
Total Boil Time: 75 minutes
Name: German lager
Manufacturer: Fermentis
Product ID: Saflager W-34/70
Type: Lager
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 80%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium
Temperature Range: 53–59°F
Amount: 12 gr

Mash in with 3.5 gallons of water at 167F for a sacc rest at 152F (1.22 qt/lb).  Mash out with an infusion of 7 quarts of boiling water (1.83 qt/lb).  Drain the tun and sparge with an additional 3.5 gallons at 170F. to collect 7 gallons.

NB Oktoberfest
Date Brewed:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Strike Water Amount: 3.8  
Strike Water Temperature:    
Mash Temperature:    
Mash Time:    
Sparge Water Amount: 5.3  
Sparge Water Temperature:    
Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 6.2  
Post-Boil Amount: 5  
Boil Time: 75  
Original Gravity: 1.058 / 14.3° P  
Brew Day Notes

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