Recipe: Martin Keen’s Oktoberfest/Märzen

The original Oktoberfest beer, Märzen was often brewed in March – hence the name – and would be lagered in cool caves for months until the fall celebrations. Source: Martin Keen via Homebrew Academy Beer Specifications Beer Name: Oktoberfest/Märzen Beer Style: Lager Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume: 6.5 gallons / 24.61 litres Batch Size:…

Recipe: Martin Keen’s Homebrew Festbier

Looking for something different, yet traditional for your next Oktoberfest party? Look no further than to the German Festbier. Even though many think the darker, more malt forward Märzen style is what is served, the Festbier has been the main focus of current Munich Oktoberfest parties. Source: Martin Keen via Homebrew Academy Beer Specifications Beer…

Homebrewing a Centennial Blonde Lager

It was almost a year ago when I first brewed the, at this point, classic Centennial Blonde Ale homebrew recipe. At the time I thought it was a good beer but nothing overly special. However since writing that original post I’ve gained more and more of an appreciation for the beer and so when I…

Homebrewing a Vienna Lager

Time for another brew post! This time I decided to try out the “award winning?” Vienna Lager from Barley and the Hops. Recipe Source: Barley and the Hops Beer Specifications Beer Name: Vienna Lager Beer Style: Vienna Lager Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume: 4.5 gallons / 17 litres Batch Size: 3.5 gallons / 13.2…

Brew Terminology: Lagering

Lagering comes from the German language for storage and refers to allowing the beer to ferment, settle and mature over the course of several weeks or months. This is usually done at low temperatures which allow the yeast and various byproducts to drop out leaving behind a clear product.