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Festbier Extract
Color
Stats
OG1.055
FG1.014
IBU28
ABV5.30 %
SRM8
BJCP Style
09A. German Amber Lager, Oktoberfest/Maerzen
Description
A substantial amber ale I brewed for an Oktoberfest party. Not an authentic take on any style, I used malt extracts to allow myself to make it quickly and it was very good very young. It is amazingly easy to drink.
Submitted by iota on 11-Dec-2006

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Sweet and malty but not cloyingly so, with very nice caramel notes in the taste and smell.
Awards
Boil Volume 3.00 gallons
Boil Time 45 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast WYeast European Ale #1338XL (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation 10
Secondary Fermentation
Other Fermentation
Procedure Made quickly, fermented briefly, drank happily. Make sure to top up the carboy to five gallon after the boil with some boiled water.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.050 1.055 1.064
FG 1.012 1.014 1.016
IBU 20 28 30
SRM 7 8 14
ABV 4.8 5.30 6.5
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
42.4 % 3.50 Amber Malt Extract Syrup Bierkeller Brand 18.9 9.0
42.4 % 3.50 Light Malt Extract Syrup Bierkeller Brand 17.9 2.0
9.1 % 0.75 German Munich 4.2 8.0
6.1 % 0.50 Belgian Caravienne 2.3 22.0
  8.25     43.2  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
50.0 % 1.00 Spalt Select Pellet 4.9 4.9 45 0.047 23.2
50.0 % 1.00 Spalt Select Pellet 4.9 4.9 5 0.009 4.5
  2.00               28.0