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Kriegster Fest 3

Kriegster Fest 3

Oktoberfest/Märzen • All Grain • 10 gal


2013 Version of my Octoberfest. Different yeast and hops.

September 3, 2013 at 01:55pm

3.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain10 gal)

  • 17 lbs Premium 2-Row Malt; Great Western

    Premium 2-Row Malt; Great Western

    Our most popular base malt, perfect for all beer styles, especially American ales and lagers. With moderate protein and enzyme levels and a very clean, smooth finish, our Premium 2-Row Malt is ideal for all-malt beers and for mashes containing moderate levels of adjunct.

  • 1 lbs American Caramel 120°L

    American Caramel 120°L

    Provides color, a unique flavor, body, and contribures to foam retention and beer stability. Gives a pronounced to sharp caramel flavor and a deep red color.

  • 1 lbs Aromatic Malt; Briess

    Aromatic Malt; Briess

    Golden rich color and a smooth malty flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Munich-style malt that will contribute an intensely malty flavor and aroma. • Use in any beer style for additional maltiness. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1 lbs German Dark Crystal

    German Dark Crystal

  • 1 oz Tettnanger - 5.9 AA% whole; boiled 90 min


    Mild, slightly spicy. 'Noble'.

  • .7 oz Mt. Hood - 5.3 AA% whole; boiled 90 min

    Mt. Hood

    Used mainly for aroma and flavor in American and German style ales and lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant, light, and clean.

  • 1 oz Hallertau - 3.5 AA% pellets; boiled 20 min


    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager™

    Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager™

    A pilsner yeast from the Weihenstephen. Ferments clean and malty, with rich residual maltiness in full gravity pilsners.


German Dark is actually Extra Special German Malt. Mashed 1hr @67C

Style (BJCP)

Category: 3 - European Amber Lager

Subcategory: B - Oktoberfest/Märzen

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.052 1.050 - 1.057
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.012 - 1.016
Color: 15.2 SRM 7 - 14
Alcohol: 5.1% ABV 4.8% - 5.7%
Bitterness: 25.5 IBU 20 - 28



Just too thin. Needs more body

2013-10-31 12:43am

Good general drinking beer, but lacks quite a bit. Not enough hop and the body of the beer is just too thin. Need to mash with more nonfermentables from grains. Higher mash temp and more complex blend of grains along with a yeast with a malty flavor is required. Color was ok even though it appears too dark by style guidelines.

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