Oktoberfest Lager Deluxe Refill

Oktoberfest Lager Deluxe Refill is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 123.
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  • If you enjoy drinking Spaten Oktoberfest, Left Hand Oktoberfest, or Yuengling Oktoberfest then this is the Refill for you!
  • Our Refills come with everything that is needed to brew your next batch of great tasting beer. 
  • All of our Refills are done brewing within 10-14 days and designed for brewing 2-gallon batches. 
  • Mr. Beer's brewing extract is formulated and produced by master brewers at Coopers Brewery in Australia using the highest quality, all-natural barley and hops.. 
  • Every Mr. Beer Refill comes with Coopers proprietary brewing yeast that performs well in a wide range of temperatures. 
  • With this Refill, you will get our Oktoberfest Lager HME, 2 Pouches of BrewMax LME Smooth, 1 packet of No-Rinse Cleanser, and 1 packet of brewing yeast.
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    STEP 1: Sanitizing

    Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

    1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

    2. Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

    3. To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

    4. Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

    5. After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


    Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

    1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of brewing extract, then remove the label from the can. Place the unopened can in hot tap water

    2. Using the clean measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your 4-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, and then remove pot from heat.

    3. Open packet of BrewMax LME and the can of brewing extract and pour it into the pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture is the wort.

    4. Fill the keg with cold water to line mark 1 on the back. The water must be cold (ideally from the refrigerator) with a temperature of 40-55°F/4-12°C. For the best results, we recommend using bottled spring water or filtered tap water. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

    5. Pour the wort into the keg and then bring the volume of the keg up to line mark 2 by adding more cold water. Mix vigorously with the plastic spoon/ whisk. Be careful to not scratch the inside of the keg, which could create small spaces for bacteria to grow. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

    6. Sprinkle the entire yeast packet into the keg and then screw on the lid.Do not stir.

    7. Allow your fermenter to sit for 10-14 days.

    Store the fermenter in a cool, dark place between 68-78°F/20-26°C for the yeast to work properly. The ideal temperature range is 70-72°F / 21-22°C. After a few days the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. However, the yeast is still at work, slowly finishing the fermentation process.

    STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

    After 10 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 4 more days (14 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

    1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

    2. Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

    3. Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

    4. Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

    5. Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

    6. Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 

    Tip from our Brewmasters

    After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

    This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Bohnzye from Fall Classic ale Greetings all , I've been batching coopers for years now. With a camping trip coming up fast Labor day weekend I decided back in August to make this Octoberfest for me and my buddies. Wow! Followed fermentation and carbonation times to the letter. As a matter of fact this batch finished carbonating the day we bugged out for the woods . Great stout flavor you would expect at a Hofbrau House. Not too heavy and smooth going down so it is a delite to the palatte. The apv is well represented . We found out after consuming the first 20 oz bottle it is advisable to pace yourself with this Octoberfest. ) Bravo Coopers. Excellent beer. Thank you
    Date published: 2018-09-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Ryles from I like this beer I've had my Mr. Beer kit for bout a year and a half now....and have always had at least one batch in progress since. "Real" beer brewers seem to put it down a lot, but I'll tell you this: I've probably made 30 or so batches, started out with Stouts and Porters (which I like!) but kind of gravitated to the Amber and Oktoberfest. Last night we went to a pizza joint and I had a Sam Adams Octoberfest..... it was like a "watered down" version of what I make with this kit....No comparison, color was weak, taste was weak. This Oktoberfest is a really good beer in my opinion.
    Date published: 2015-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by The Munch from Great beer for a beginner This was the third beer I made in my Mr Beer LBK. The first two were standard refills that came with my kit. They were fine but I was ready to step it up just a little bit. I decided to get the deluxe kit with the LME soft pack. What a difference that made. I don't think I'll ever do another batch without at least a LME. I currently have a batch gong that used an LME, honey, and hop pellets but that is another review for another time. I let the beer hang out in the fementer for 3 weeks then conditioned in bottles for four weeks before drinking Will definitely Bree this one again
    Date published: 2016-04-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by gr62063 from Great Oktoberfest brew I used the Golden LME and one booster pak. Fermented for 3 weeks, bottle carbonated and conditioned for 7 weeks. Excellent results, and as usual, the brew only gets better as it ages even longer. I compared this to Leinie and SA Oktoberfests and it stacks up very well, maybe better. Color is darker than the commercial products. Carbonization is higher than either. I'm beginning to think that table sugar does not translate to 2 tsp = 2 carbonization drops and will try cutting back to maybe 1 3/4 tsp/ Anyone else find that to be true?
    Date published: 2017-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by jfleag61 from great brew! This will be one of my "always on hand" beers. You can't go wrong with this one!
    Date published: 2016-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Malcolm from Dark, rich and very clean This was my first attempt at the one, Found it to be really rich, with a nice head and good after taste. I let it ferment for 3 weeks instead of 2 and the longer its in the bottle the better it gets. I will do this one again.
    Date published: 2015-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by cyberpip from Wonderful Brew so far First time I have made this one. Still fermenting, but the smell....is to die for. It is a sweet, rich malty, nutty odor. Yeasty too right now, but to be expected. I had some overflow, but only about a half cup of foam. Very light flow and I expected it with the LME in it. Passed the peak and still bubbling away. Will leave it for 3 weeks I think to give it a good working. Cant wait to taste it at bottling time. I plan in conditioning this one at least 3 months. Don't know that I actually needs that long but I just want to improve the flavor as much as I can.
    Date published: 2016-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by BrewLlama from Favorite Mr Beer EVER This was my second Mr Beer experience and it did not disappoint! This kit was easy to brew, quick to ferment and the results were stellar. This beer has an awesome flavor profile with the perfect amount of bitterness and dark roasted malt highlights. I loved it so much I bought 2 more kits while the sale was running. I have given this to several friends who have done nothing but rave over it. Do yourself a favor and pick this up as soon as it is back in stock!!!
    Date published: 2020-09-30
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    What’s added to the “deluxe” kits

    Asked by: Msigh66
    The Deluxe kits come with more malt (LME packs) instead of the Boosters. Deluxe kits are better for those beer drinkers who like more malt character in their brews. See our Blog post: https://www.mrbeer.com/blog/post/booster-vs-lme for more info. Cheers!
    Answered by: Mr Beer
    Date published: 2024-02-07

    What's the differnce between deluxe and standard October fest? I see differnt packets. Does deluxe taste better or is it a better quality. Thanks.

    Asked by: Case
    Our Deluxe refills come with malt-based boosters (like the malt in the can, just without hops) and the Standard comes with a corn-based granulated booster that mimics malt sugars. I find that the maltier and darker brews taste better with the Deluxe and the lighter, crisper beers do better with Standard, but everyone's different so if you have a favorite, I recommend a side-by-side test to see which you like best.
    Answered by: Mr Beer
    Date published: 2023-10-16

    Do I need to buy carbonation drops in addition to the Deluxe Oktoberfest refill kit?

    Asked by: Frankie
    You can purchase them separately OR you can use table sugar instead with the chart found here: https://www.mrbeer.com/media/wysiwyg/Misc/sugar.png Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2022-10-26

    Thank you for the quick response.  If carb drops are not added at the time of bottling, will the brew still become carbonated as is usual?

    Asked by: MattofNJ
    You must add either carb drops or table table sugar at the time of bottling or your beer will not carbonate. Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2022-07-18

    For Octoberfest Lager, deluxe refill, when do you add the LME?, do you add both LMEs at that time?, and do you add sugar drops at the bottling stage (no drops are provided)?  By the way, technically this is not really a lager beer is it?  

    Asked by: MattofNJ
    This is a lager grain bill, with an ale yeast, so you are correct. Lme's are both added at the same time as the extract can for a deluxe refill. Carb drops are not included but can be purchased separately or sugar can be used instead. Yes, they are added at the time of bottling. https://www.mrbeer.com/media/wysiwyg/Misc/sugar.png Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2022-07-18
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