Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Recipe #33 - Octoberfest Vienna Lager

 With the colder weather just around the corner, and in keeping with my goals of using grains and  lager yeasts for fermentation, I came up with the following Octoberfest Vienna Lager recipe. All the ingredients used, except for the grains, are available to order on the Mr. Beer website.

I used qBrew's default 'Oktoberfest/Marzen' style guidelines to crunch the recipe's numbers.

Steep grains at 155F for 30 minutes in 1.5 quarts water
Boil hops in wort for 12 minutes, turn off flame and remove hops
Stir in HME, UME, honey and hops after flame out
Place in ice bath until wort temperature cools to 70F
Add 6 quarts cold filtered water to Mr. Beer fermenter
Pour cooled wort into fermenter keg, including finishing hops and pitch yeast
Ferment at constant 55F temperature for 21 days

Recipe: Size 2.13 gallons: Estimated IBU=26, SRU=12, OG=1.053, FG=1.015, ABV=5.1%

1/2 pound Crystal 10L steeped at 155F for 30 minutes

1 Can Octoberfest Vienna Lager (HME)
1 Can Pale Export (UME)

1/4 ounce Hallerteur pellet hops boiled for 12 minutes
1/4 ounce Hallerteur pellet hops finishing
1/2 lb. Golden Blossom Pure Honey

11.5 grams Fermentis Saflager WB-34/70 dry lager yeast
Pitched at 55F and fermented at 55F

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