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  • Concocted Mӓrzen

    Layers of malt flavor are showcased in this Mӓrzen via three distinctive malts and a lager strain that promotes their flavor nuances.

    Type: Lager

    Style: Vienna / Oktoberfest / Marzen

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    6.0 lbs Goldpils® Vienna Malt Mash Grain Specialty base malt
    4.0 lbs Bonlander® Munich Malt Mash Grain Munich Malt
    0.75 lb American Honey Malt Mash Grain Melanoidin
    0.75 lb Perle Hops (8% AAU) Boil 60 minutes
    2 packs WLP820 Oktoberfest/Mӓrzen Lager Yeast (plus 1/4 pack for bottle conditioning) Fermenter


    1. Mash crushed grains in 4 gallons of water at 153-155°F for 60 minutes
    2. Sparge grain with 170°F water to obtain desired pre-boil kettle volume
    3. Bring to boil
    4. Add 0.75 oz Perle hops
    5. Boil for 60 minutes
    6. Turn off heat and cool wort to 50°F
    7. Transfer to fermenter
    8. Pitch two packs of WLP820 Oktoberfest/Mӓrzen Lager Yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 2-3 weeks at 48-52°F. Raise temperature to 60°F near end of fermentation

    Secondary Fermentation: 3-4 weeks at 34-40°F

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate, or bottle condition with dissolved priming sugar and ¼ pack of WLP820 Oktoberfest/Mӓrzen Lager Yeast for 2-3 weeks

    Original Gravity: 1.058

    Final Gravity: 1.017

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 5.4

    IBU: 20

    Color: 14 SRM