Marzen

ABV: 4.80%

OG: 1.051

FG: 1.014

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Marzen

Traditionally Marzens were lagered over the Winter months and were one of the first brews to be enjoyed during the new brewing season. Known for its light amber color and utilization of Noble Hops varieties this beer is truly a classic.

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Traditionally Marzens were lagered over the Winter months and were one of the first brews to be enjoyed during the new brewing season. Known for its light amber color and utilization of Noble Hops varieties this beer is truly a classic.

Ingredients:

  • 10.0 lb (4.88 kg) Belgian pale malt
  • 1.5 lb (0.68 kg) TF Munich malt
  • 0.75 lb (340 g) caramel Munich malt
  • 0.25 oz (7 g) Horizon pellet hops, 12% alpha acid (60 min.)
  • 1.0 oz (28 g) Hersbrucker pellet hops, 4% alpha acid (30 min.)
  • 1.0 oz (28 g) Hallertauer pellet hops, 4% alpha acid (15 min.)
  • White Labs WLP 830 German lager yeast
  • Forced CO2 to carbonate (2.5 vol.)

Specifications:

Yield: 6 gallons (22.7 L)

Original Gravity: 1.051

Final Gravity: 1.014

ABV: 4.80%

Boil Time: 90 minutes

Directions:

  • Mash grains at 152° F (67° C) for 60 minutes.
  • Primary Fermentation: 30 days at 52° F (11° C) in glass
  • Secondary Fermentation: 180 days at 34° F (1° C) in steel

Judges' Comments

  • "Initial sweetness that fades to a dry finish."
  • "I would pay money for this beer."

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