Batch 142 – Festbier (all-grain)

After our return from vacation in Europe, it was time to turn my attention back to brewing for our upcoming Oktoberwe-en party.  I went with the tried and true recipes for Festbier that I have made the last few years.

The ingredients, which – except for the Honey Malt – were purchased from Rebel Brewer, include:

  • 9.5 pounds of Barke Pilsner Malt
  • 1.0 pound Cara-Pils Malt
  • 1.0 pound Munich Malt (10°)
  • 0.5 pounds Honey Malt
  • 2.0 ounces Mittelfruh Hops (3.8%)
  • 1.0 ounce Saaz Hops (3.2% alpha acid)
  • 2 pack SafLager 34/70 Dry Lager Yeast
Festbier Ingredients

Festbier Ingredients, including Honey Malt from inventory


The brew day was uneventful aside from a small boilover a the start of the boil.  The beer spend about a month in primary before being transferred to secondary.  I did a color check when transferring to secondary – it seems to have come out a little lighter his time around.

Batch 142 - Festbier

Color of Festbier during transfer to secondary

I lagered the beer for six weeks before filtering, kegging, and force carbonating at 25 psi for 2:30.


Festbier in time for the Oktoberwe'en Party

Festbier after one day in the keg


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