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Oktoberfest Ale

From the BrewBlog of Mile High – Centennial, Colorado USA
Printed August 19, 2018

Specifics
Style: Oktoberfest/Marzen
Contributor: Jon G
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 12.3/24.2
Bitterness (Calc): 31.5 IBU (Tinseth)
BU/GU: 0.67
Calories: 155 (12 ounces)
ABV: 4.7%
ABW: 3.6%
OG: 1.047
OG (Plato): 11.67° P
FG: 1.012
FG (Plato): 3.07° P
Real Extract: 4.62° P
App. Atten.: 73.7%
Real Atten.: 60.4%
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: Extract
Source: Goldberg Grey Matter
Extract
7.00 pounds LME - Light 77.8% of grist
7.00 pounds Total Extract Weight 77.8% of grist
Malts and Grains
0.75 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 8.3% of grist
1.00 pounds Crystal Malt 20L 11.1% of grist
0.25 pounds German Carafa I 2.8% of grist
2.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 22.2% of grist
Hops
1.00 ounces Hallertauer Gold 5% Pellets @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
5 AAUs
1.00 ounces Hallertauer Gold 5% Pellets @ 20 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
5 AAUs
1.00 ounces Saaz 4.3% Pellets @ 5 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Aroma
4.3 AAUs
3.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 14.3 AAUs
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Yeast
Name: Belgian Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1214
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 74%
Temperature Range: 58–68°F
Amount: 125 ml
Fermentation
Primary: 7 days @ 68° F
Secondary: 21 days @ 68° F
Age: 49 days @ 68° F
Oktoberfest Ale
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Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Boil Time: 6060  
Original Gravity: 1.047 / 11.7° P  
     
     
     
     
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