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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


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