BrewBlog: Oktoberfest Lager
Specifics
General Information
Method: All Grain
Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
 gallons  
Extract
1.50 pounds Amber Dry Extract 13.6% of grist
1.50 pounds Total Extract Weight 13.6% of grist
Reference
Malts and Grains
Non-Fermentables
0.25 Whirlfloc Tablet @ 15 minutes  
0 Yeast Nutrient @ 15 minutes  
Reference
Hops
0.18 ounces 4.00% @ 60 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
0.7 AAUs
1.06 ounces
Tettnang
4.50% @ 60 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
4.8 AAUs
1.27 ounces
Mt. Hood
3.50% @ 15 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
4.4 AAUs
2.51 ounces Total Hop Weight 9.9 AAUs
Boil
Total Boil Time: 90 minutes
Equipment Profile

Brew Pot (15 Gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (10 Gal)

Batch Size: 10 gallons Boil Volume: 15 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 9% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: .8 gallons
Efficiency: 75% Mash Tun Weight: 9 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 10 gallons
Loss: 1 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: 0.300 Cal/gram per °C
Notes:

15 gallon setup for all grain brewing.  Uses a 10 gallon water cooler as mash tun for single infusion mashes and a 15 gallon brew pot for full size boil of the 12+ gallons of wort.

Mash Profile

Double Decoction

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
Notes:

Draw some of the mash, rest, and boil. Add back to main mash.

Steps

# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Protein Rest Infusion 35 min. 122°F

Add water at 126° F / 52° C

2 Saccharification Decoction 20 min. 147°F

Decoct 30% of mash, rest for at least 10 minutes, and boil

3 Saccharification Decoction 20 min. 158°F

Decoct 15% of mash, rest for at least 10 minutes, and boil

4 Mash Out Infusion 10 min. 168°F

Heat to 168° F / 75° C for at least 10 minutes

Water Profile

Munich, Germany

Calicum: 75.0 ppm
Bicarbonate: 200.0 ppm
Sulfate: 10.0 ppm
Chloride: 2.0 ppm
Sodium: 10.0 ppm
Magnesium: 20.0 ppm
PH: 8.0%
Fermentation
Primary: 21 days @ 50° F
Secondary: 45 days @ 36° F
Tertiary: 0 days @ ° F
Age: 14 days @ 36° F
Tasting Reviews
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Awards & Competitions
Entry Name: Red Oktober
Competition: 2012 Schooner Homebrew Competition
Date: Sep 16, 2012
Style: Oktoberfest/Marzen
Place: 3rd (Bronze)
Entry Name: Red Oktober
Competition: 2013 Great Northern BrewHaha
Date: Feb 9, 2013
Style: Oktoberfest/Marzen
Place: 3rd (Bronze)
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