I am getting ready for my first lager (voice trembles slightly with excitement) and I am thinking that an marzen/fest might be just the thing.
I have a little over half a sack of munich and some pilsner and two row on hand. a little hallertaur, some saphir, then nelson, goldings, challenger, pacific gem.
I can get more hops if need be.
The yeast is what ever the local brewery uses as I will be grabbing a quart of that (they brew a decent o-fest themselves)
I was looking at the recipe wiki and as always I am drawn to the simplest recipe up there which is the rocktoberfest from VPB which is 100% munich and then several varieties of hallertauer.
Good reasons to add some crystal or caramunich or melanoiden?