vienna, maerzen, octoberfest, amber lager, lager, all-grain
Source: Nick Franke (email@example.com),
r.c.b., September 23, 1995
It wouldn't take much to make a better beer than Samuel
Adam's Oktoberfest. That stuff is awful and a real disappointment from
the Boston Beer Company, whose products are usually very good. I also
just bought a six-pack of their WinterFest and am wondering whether I'll
be able to finish it. It has a real strong hop bite and is fairly awful.
I've got a recipe for a Marzen that turned out pretty
- 9.5 # German Vienna malt
- 1 # German Munich malt
- .75# Belgian Aromatic malt
- .75# German Caramel malt (10L)
- .75# German Wheat malt
- .75# Cara-Pils
- .5# Flaked Oats
- 1 oz. Hallertau Herrsbrucker (3.8% A)--45 mins.
- .6 oz. Northern Brewer (8.8% A)--15 mins.
- Wyeast Bavarian Lager (#2206)
Double decoction mash
45 min. boil
Primary Fermentation: 7 days at 48 F
Secondary Fermentation: 14 days at 48 F
Lagering: 63 days at 34 F
Carbonated at 2.6 vols.