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192 calories 19.5 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Märzen
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 18.25 gallons (ending kettle volume)
Pre Boil Size: 19 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.056 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 80% (ending kettle)
Calories: 192 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 19.5 g (Per 12oz)
Created Friday August 21st 2020
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
12.48 lb German - Pilsner12.48 lb Pilsner 38 1.6 35%
13.20 lb Munich13.2 lb Munich 37 6 37%
8.22 lb German - Vienna8.22 lb Vienna 37 4 23%
1.41 lb German - CaraMunich I1.41 lb CaraMunich I 34 39 3.9%
0.39 lb American - Midnight Wheat Malt0.39 lb Midnight Wheat Malt 33 550 1.1%
35.70 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
4.55 oz Tettnanger4.55 oz Tettnanger Hops Leaf/Whole 3 Boil 60 min 12.25 57.2%
3.40 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh3.4 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops Leaf/Whole 3.1 Boil 20 min 5.73 42.8%
7.95 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
12.25 gal Infusion 164 °F 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.35 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 68 °F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
46 - 58 °F
Fermentation Temp:
50 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.5 (M cells / ml / ° P) 1479 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: co2       CO2 Level: 2.65 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
56 14 14 66 99 34
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

This came out pretty good. While I thought it was good, I think I was too focused on the color that I was trying to achieve and did not achieve my ideal Octoberfest. This came out almost like a Bock style beer. The caramunich III was a bit much I think. If I were to make this again, I think I'd go with caramunich I or maybe even a lighter crystal.

A Marzen should finish crisp and clean, leaving you wanting another sip. This definitely had some lingering sweetness to it and a little bit of toasted flavor.

Overall a good beer.


Revision 1 (7/16/2021)

Swapped Munich 10L for Munich 6L.

Swapped Caramunich III for Caramunich I.

Reduced amount of Caramunich from 6.5% to 4%.

Update 10/06/2021: The changes made above were not drastic enough to get where I wanted it. It's still a solid Oktoberfest, but still a touch too dark. Was hoping the changes in the grains would have lightened it up more. Definitely tastes good and it cleared up MUCH better than last time, but still needs a few tweaks. Next year I may drop the Midnight Wheat altoghether. The sideways pictures are the 2021 example.

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  • Last Updated: 2021-10-06 15:12 UTC
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