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A Beverage People recipe for a fine all-grain Octoberfest Festbier.


"Here Be Dragons" Octoberfest

 A 5 gallon all-grain beer recipe for an Octoberfest Festbier. The base of Two-Row malt supplemented with toasty Munich and crystal malts provides a moderate level of richness and the genuine German lager yeasts give the complexity you want in a German-style homebrew.

 8 lbs. Two-Row Lager Malt
2 lbs. Munich Malt (6.5 SRM)
1 1/2 lbs. Cara-Pils Malt
1 lb. Dark Munich Malt (11 SRM)
8 oz. Crystal Malt (60 SRM)
1 oz. Acidulated Malt
2/3 tsp. Gypsum
2/3 tsp. Chalk
1/3 tsp. Calcium Chloride
1 tsp Irish Moss
1 oz. Mt. Hood Hop Pellets (60 min.) 20.4 IBU
3/4 cup Corn Sugar for priming
1 pack #2206 or WLP830 Lager Yeast
Starting S.G. 55
IBU 20
Mash: 90 minute infusion at 154° F. Sparge with 5 gallons 170° water.  

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