Oktoberfestivus

We took the always-popular base of Oktoberfest Lager and spiced it up a bit with the addition of Hallertau hops and Smooth DME. These additions add a delicious complexity to this German mainstay, and Oktoberrfest lovers will appreciate Oktoberfestivus’ complex amber malt flavors and balanced hop bitterness. This is a beer so good and easy to drink, we won’t blame you if you don’t want to share with the rest of us!

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    PROFILE:

    We took the always-popular base of Oktoberfest Lager and spiced it up a bit with the addition of Hallertau hops and Smooth DME. This beer adds a little more complexity with its dark amber color and caramel flavors. The addition of floral Hallertau hops brings some extra balance, while highlighting the German influence.

    FOR FANS OF:

    Oktoberfest - Beck’s Brewery
    Stiegl Goldbräu - Stieglbrauerei

    RECIPE INCLUDES:

    • 1 Can Oktoberfest Brewing Extract
    • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
    • 1 BrewMax DME Softpack - Smooth
    • 1 Packet Hallertau Hop Pellets (1/2 oz.)
    • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
    • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

    Additional Information


    • OG: 1.042(approx.) -- FG: 1.011 (approx.)
    • Flavor: Balanced
    • ABV (alc/vol): 4.2%
    • SRM (Color): 14
    • IBU (Bitterness): 21
    • BJCP Style: 6. Amber Malty European Lager - 6C. Dunkles Bock

    Ferme­ntation

    Carbo­nation

    Bottle Condi­tioning

    Total Brew&shying Time

    3 Weeks 3 Weeks 3 - 6 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

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    Oktoberfestivus Instructions

    RECIPE INCLUDES:

    • 1 Can Oktoberfest Brewing Extract
    • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
    • 1 BrewMax DME Softpack - Smooth
    • 1 Packet Hallertau Hop Pellets (1/2 oz.)
    • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
    • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

    Additional Information


    • OG: 1.042(approx.) -- FG: 1.011 (approx.)
    • Flavor: Balanced
    • ABV (alc/vol): 4.2%
    • SRM (Color): 14
    • IBU (Bitterness): 21
    • BJCP Style: 6. Amber Malty European Lager - 6C. Dunkles Bock

    Ferme­ntation

    Carbo­nation

    Bottle Condi­tioning

    Total Brew&shying Time

    3 Weeks 3 Weeks 3 - 6 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

     

    STEP 1: SANITIZING

    Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

    NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

    STEP 2: 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 (needed for this recipe) from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
        2. Place pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
        3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot, then open the DME, and SLOWLY sprinkle the packet into the mixture, stirring briskly to prevent clumping. Bring mixture to a boil, but do not leave the pot until the mixture has reached a calm rolling boil. The mixture has a high risk of boiling over while coming to a boil. Remove from heat if the mixture begins to foam rapidly, and return to a lower heat setting to resume boil. Add in your hop sack, allow this mixture to boil for 5 minutes stirring constantly, then remove from heat
        4. Open the Brewing Extract and pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
        5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
        6. Pour the wort, including the hop sack, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. You'll leave the hop sack in the wort for the duration of fermentation. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk. 
        7. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir. 
        8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 75° F (18.3°-23.8° C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
        9. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.

    Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

    Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

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