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Jekyll Brewing Seven Bridges Oktoberfest

Celebrate Oktoberfest year-round with this Seven Bridges clone recipe from Jekyll Brewing of Alpharetta, Ga. Malty sweetness is nicely balanced by German Tettnang hops.

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Jekyll Brewing Seven Bridges Oktoberfest | Oktoberfest/Märzen

Ingredients

  • For 10 gallons
    • 9.75 lb Wetermann Munich Type 1
    • 4.9 lb Weyermann Vienna malt
    • 4 lb Weyermann Pilsner malt
    • 1 lb Weyermann Melanoidin malt
    • 2.9 oz Weyermann Acidulated malt (optional: depends on pH)
    • 2.2 oz Tettnang hops, 4.5% a.a. (60 min)
    • 1.85 oz Tettnang hops, 4.5% a.a. (10 min)
    • Whirlfloc (10 min)
    • Yeast Nutrient (10 min)
    • White Labs WLP830 German Lager yeast
     

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.054
    • Final Gravity: 1.012
    • IBU: 23.2
    • SRM: 8.9
    • Boil Time: 90 minutes

    Directions

    Prepare a yeast starter 24 hours before pitching.

    Mash in at 153° F. (Optional: after the saccharification rest, raise temperature for mash out by heating during vorlauf or use infusion step mash technique by adding 168° F water).

    Conduct a 90 minute boil, following the additions as listed in the ingredients. Chill to 65° F, oxygenate the wort, and pitch the yeast. After active fermentation has started, slowly drop the temperature to 54° F over 24 hours. When just shy of terminal gravity, start raising the temeprature 2-4° F a day to reach 68° F diacetyl rest. Hold at 68° F for 48 hours. After this rest, drop the temperature to 55° F and rack beer into a secondary vessel. Proceed to drop the temperature to lagering temperatures and hold for 1-2 weeks.

    After the beer has been resting at low temperatures for 1-2 weeks, it’s time to package!

     
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