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Heavy Seas AARGHtoberfest Oktoberfest Clone HomeBrew Recipe

heavy seas oktoberfest clone
heavy seas oktoberfest clone
heavy seas oktoberfest clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Oktoberfest
Target ABV: 6%
Target IBUs: 33
4.5/ 5

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Posted August 7, 2013 by


All Grain Oktoberfest Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a German Style Oktoberfest, similar to Heavy Seas AARGHtoberfest. Amber-orange colored with toasted malt and caramel flavors. Crisp and clean finish with moderate hop bitterness.



9.5 lbs Pale 2-row

2 lbs Vienna Malt

10 oz. Dark Munich Malt

8 oz. Crystal 60

3 oz. Crystal 120


1/2 oz. Warrior 5%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz. German Hallertau 5%a, 15 minutes

1 oz. Strisselspalt 3%a, 15 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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