Time to reach for the leaderhosen, funny pants, knee high socks, put the hair in piggy tails or try on some skin tight skivvies and put on some strange German techno and put down a traditional Marzen or Octoberfest bier! Using all Gladfield Malt and a moderate hopping regime for me with just under 40g of Hallertau Mittelfruh and a dash of Warrior at the 60 mins boil mark to hit target 28IBU. In place of a traditional Weyermann Caramunich III I have substiuted 10% of the grain bill with Gladfield toffee malt.
Read on for Brewers Friend recipe and brew day notes - Sat 10 Aug 2013. Will be targetting a 1 month extended cold lagering post racking after primary and secondary fermentation and pre-bottling which should hit its straps right on time for octoberfest - umpha umpha :-)
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 23 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 28 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.045 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Michael Wallace