Mar 2019 - Märzenbier - BeerCo Brewing News...🍻 📡📻 📺

Mar 2019 - Märzenbier - BeerCo Brewing News...🍻 📡📻 📺

Dermott DowlingMar 10, '19

Hop this finds all your home and pro-brewers and distillers out there fit and well and Marchin' onwards and upwards in your Brewing and Distilling adventures.  Why are we talking about Oktoberfest in March? Well as you read is the time to brew your Märzenbier (in the month of March) so you can "lager" it through the winter and let those soft and delicate malt flavours shine through with a brewers best friend - Time! Unlike Oxygen and Heat the enemies of every great brewer, Time can literally heal all ills.  It will clear your beer, let your flavours mellow and settle out and if your chasing a Malt Driven Lager to perfection time truly is your best friend.

Time waits for no man or woman and it's time we kicked off our Mar 19 - Märzenbier - BeerCo Brewing without further adue...pull up a chair, pour yourself a beer or single malt whisky, read, think, drink and then brew and/or distil happy our brewing brothers and sisters...

Malt of the Month - Crisp Light Munich Malt - Hop of the Month - Hallertau Tradition - Yeast of the Month - GY045 German Lager GigaYeast - Adjunct of the Month - Crisp Rye Malt - Equipment of the Month - Hanna - pHep®4 pH/Temperature Tester - HI98127 - but wait! there's more...BeerCo All Grain Recipe of the Month - Oktoberfest | Märzenbier  and let's not forget another great How to Brew like a Pro! video from our great mate Andrew at Stass Brewing on Introduction to Water pH and phew...that will do it for now...go and brew and/or distil happy!

Oh, yeah! Least we forget, More Fresh Crop 2018 US Hops have dropped into the Shop! including Mosaic®, Ekuanot™, El Dorado® and Cashmere  along with fresh Crop 2018 GR Hops and CZ Saaz.  We still have some great SPECIALS on to clear out Crop 2017 US and GR Hops which are selling out FAST! Hop on over to the Shop Specials page and Shop Happy and SAVE!

How to Brew like a Pro! Introduction to Water pH

Crisp Light Munich Malt
Crisp Light Munich Malt
$18.95/5Kg - $74.95/25Kg (SAVE 21%) - $1,550/MT + GST (SAVE 55%)

Adrian I. Verified Buyer 4 star rating 25/02/19
Solid Munich Malt
I used about 7% in a Munich Helles and it provided very nice melanoidin/ toasted bread notes. Seems lighter on the colour scale than other light Munich I've used, perfect to add some complexity to lighter ales and lagers!

Crisp Light Munich Malt colour ranges from 15 to 25 EBC (IoB) and Crisp Dark Munich Malt colour ranges from 40 to 50 EBC (IoB).

Munich Malt has its origins in Germany where traditional beers gained their rich malty character from the addition of specialist malts with enhanced colour and flavour. These products are made on a conventional malt kiln using processes that promote higher levels of soluble protein and simple sugars which interact when heat is applied to produce a product rich in melanoidins and other colour and flavour compounds.

The malty flavours associated with Munich Malt contrast with the caramel-like flavours associated with crystal malts and the golden to reddish hues to the colour is popular in some beer styles.

Beer Styles:

  • Altbier
  • Amber Ales
  • Bavarian Dunkels
  • Bocks
  • Doppelbocks
  • Helles
  • IPA
  • Märzens
  • Pale Ale
  • Schwarzbier

In addition to Crisp Light Munich Malt you might also like to try...

Insist on Crisp Light Munich Malt- Buy NOW!
Hallertauer Tradition GR T90 Hop Pellets
Hallertauer Tradition GR T90 Hop Pellets
AU$8.95/100g - AU$313.25 / 5 Kg SAVE 30% OFF 100g Price
Kelvin B.  Verified Buyer  5 star rating  23/02/19
Nice flavour and what more could you want for a traditional German hop in a German beer.

Hallertauer Tradition GR Hops were bred as a successor to Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and was licensed in 1993. Comparable to Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Hallertauer Tradition is distinguished by its good yields. The predominant aromas in the raw hops are those of citrus and lime, accompanied by vegetal notes. In a cold infusion, sweet fruits such as apricots contribute to its fine flavour profile.

BeerCo Recipes featuring Hallertauer Tradition:

You might also like to try some other GR Hops available in 100g, 250g, 500g, 1Kg and 5Kg sizes:
Try a NEW! GR Noble Hop! Buy Hallertau Tradition NOW!
GY045 German Lager GigaYeast
GY045 German Lager GigaYeast


Jay C.           Verified Reviewer     5 star rating   28/08/18
My new go to lager yeast
...This is, without a doubt, the best lager I have ever made. Perfect ABV to make it super drinkable, with a really pronounced sweet malt flavour, little bitterness and minimal hop flavour, so you won't be distracted from the delicious malts shining through... 
This is EXACTLY what I remember beer tasting like while I was in Germany.

GY045 is a bottom fermenting German Lager GigaYeast used in commercial breweries around the world. GY045 German Lager GigaYeast produces a slightly sweeter but clean beer with a malty finish. Perfect for Pilsners, Märzen, Fest bier etc. GY045 GigaYeast may require a diacetyl rest after fermentation.

Attenuation Medium Gravity*

  • 74% – 78%

Attenuation High Gravity*

  • 58% – 61% (7.6% – 8.3% ABV)

Temperature Range†:

  • 10°C - 15°(50˚F – 60˚F)


  • Medium/Low

Representative Styles:

  • Lagers
  • Keller Bier
  • Märzen
  • Schwarz Bier
  • Bock
  • Pilsners
Get Your Giga On with GY045 German Lager GigaYeast!
Hanna - pHep®4 pH/Temperature Tester - HI98127
Hanna - pHep®4 pH/Temperature Tester - HI98127

Hanna's pHep®4 waterproof tester is an advanced meter has many features that can be found in portable and benchtop meters.  This ergonomic meter measures from -2.0 to 16.0 pH with an accuracy of ±0.1 pH. pHep®4 features automatic one or two-point calibration and automatic temperature compensation. The large multi level LCD display shows both pH and temperature readings simultaneously, while a stability indicator is displayed to alert the user when a stable reading has been obtained. The pHep®4 tester also features a replaceable pH probe that has a unique extendable cloth junction to clear any clogging that occurs.

  • Waterproof
  • Replaceable pH Electrode 
  • Automatic Two-Point pH Calibration
Other pH meters you may be interested in:
Measure pH like a Pro! BUY ONE NOW!
Crisp Rye Malt
Crisp Rye Malt
$5.95/1Kg - $23.80/5Kg (SAVE 20%) - $89.25/25Kg (SAVE 40%) - $1,600/MT+GST

In brewing, when mixed with barley malt, rye malt can improve head retention, improve mouthfeel and introduce flavour changes of a toffee/caramel note at lower inclusion rates and a spicy after-palate at higher inclusion rates. Most notably, rye malt will also impart a reddish hue to beers.

Usage and Styles

  • 10% to 20% for grainy, slightly spicy flavour, mouthfeel and head retention 
  • Roggenbier
  • Rye IPA
  • Rye Lager
  • Rye Whisky
Insist on Crisp Rye Malt in your next Brew! BUY NOW!
Oktoberfest - Märzenbier - BeerCo All Grain Recipe Kit
Oktoberfest - Märzenbier - BeerCo All Grain Recipe Kit
AU$49.95 - AU$55.00

Time to reach for the lederhosen, knee high socks, put your hair in piggy tails or try on some skin tight skivvies and amp up some strange German techno or trance music and drink a traditional Märzenbier or Oktoberfest bier! For this BeerCo Recipe Kit we use a layered malt bill for depth and flavour and a moderate hopping regime with traditional noble Hallertau hop. We trust this will help you celebrate the change of seasons in style with a brew to style - Prost!

Brew Your Märzenbier in March! BUY ONE NOW!!!

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