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Big Malty Oktoberfest HomeBrew Recipe

Malty Oktoberfest Lager
Malty Oktoberfest Lager
Malty Oktoberfest Lager


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Oktoberfest
Target ABV: 7.6%
Target IBUs: 26
Recipe Type:
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Posted July 9, 2013 by


All Grain HomeBrew Oktoberfest Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a German Style Oktoberfest, similar to Rahr’s Oktoberfest. Orange-amber colored, medium- (almost full) bodied, with toasted malt aromas and clean crisp sweet malty flavors. Moderately low hop bitterness.



9 lbs Pale 2-row

6 lbs Vienna

12 oz. CaraMunich

8 oz. Melanoidin Malt

2 oz. Carafa III (for coloring)


3/4  oz. German Magnum 13%a, 60 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP820 Oktoberfest or Wyeast 2308 Munich Lager


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Chill down to 50F and pitch yeast.

Ferment for about 10-14 days until primary fermentation just finishes.

Diacetyl Rest: Raise beer temp to 62-65F for 2-3 days.

Rack to keg or secondary and start cold-aging process. If possible taper temperature down 5-7 degrees per day from Diacetyl rest to 35F. Cold age at 35F for 4-6 weeks.

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