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Oktoberfest in Hell

3-A European Amber Lager- Oktoberfest

Min OG: 1.050 Max OG: 1.057   
Min IBU: 20 Max IBU: 28   
Min Clr: 7 Max Clr: 14 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
Batch Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 12.5
Anticipated OG: 1.058
Anticipated SRM: 9.2
Anticipated IBU: 24.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 67%
Wort Boil Time: 60 min

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
48.0 6.0 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) UK 1.038 3
48.0 6.0 lbs. Munich Malt GER 1.037 8
4.0 .50 lbs. Aromatic Malt BEL 1.036 25

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.00 oz. Hallertauer Tradition Pellet 6.0 24.6 50 min

Amount Name Type Time
0.10 Oz Irish Moss Fining 10 Min.(boil)

WYeast 2633 Octoberfest Lager Blend™ - A blend of lager strains designed to produce a rich, malty, complex and full bodied Octoberfest style beer. Attenuates well while still leaving plenty of malt character and mouthfeel. Low in sulfur production. Flocculation: medium-low
Attenuation: 73-77%
Temperature Range: 48-58° F (9-14° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 9% ABV

Oktoberfest - the origin is credited to Gabriel Sedlmayr, based on an adaptation of the Vienna style developed by Anton Dreher around 1840, shortly after lager yeast was first isolated. Typically brewed in the spring, signaling the end of the traditional brewing season and stored in cold caves or cellars during the warm summer months. Served in autumn amidst traditional celebrations.

Rich German malt aroma (of Vienna and/or Munich malt). A light to moderate toasted malt aroma is often present. Clean lager aroma with no fruity esters or diacetyl.

Smooth, clean, and rather rich, with a depth of malt character. This is one of the classic malty styles, with a maltiness that is often described as soft, complex, and elegant but never cloying.

The Brewers

Brewing Date:  9/5/2009
Head Brewer:   Kevin Cotter
Asst Brewer:    Séamus Cotter
Recipe:            Oktoberfest in Hell


Water heating music: 107.9 FM
Mash music: 107.9 FM
Sparge music: Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie
Boil music: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
Cleanup music: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell