Oktoberfest | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Oktoberfest | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Copper-colored Festbier with a strong emphasis on German malt flavor
  • Includes Hallertau and Saaz hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5.6%
  • Estimated IBUs: 10-11
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

This Oktoberfest beer recipe makes, in our slightly biased opinion, one of the best Oktoberfest beers out there! With a strong emphasis on the German malt flavor, it's sure to please anyone looking for a classic Oktoberfest beer.  It is a copper-colored Lager that achieves that malt flavor with lots of Pilsner malt extract. The use of Caravienne and Caramunich malts contribute the copper color and a unique, subdued toffee/malt flavor. First-addition hops are Hallertauer, while finishing-hops are Czech Saaz.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.056-60
  • SRM (Color Range): 10-11
  • IBUs: 21-25
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.6%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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Why did you choose this?
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good reviews
Richard H on Sep 29, 2022
Loved it
Ed H on Jul 26, 2022
good reviews
Richard H on Sep 29, 2022
I plan to use this as a base to make a dark Mexican Christmas lager.
Paul T on Aug 25, 2022
Loved it
Ed H on Jul 26, 2022
great product
Sheila H on Jun 24, 2022
Always liked this beer
William L on Jan 4, 2022
looks good
James T on Nov 18, 2021
Brew w friends
James E W on Nov 13, 2021
My first time to make at home!
Matthew on Oct 8, 2021
Looked fun to make possibly good
OAK M W on Aug 13, 2021
october is coming!
BRIAN C. on Jul 30, 2021
I like Oktoberfest type beers
Gerald C W on Apr 1, 2021
Im creating a brew challenge fo my friends to each make a Marzen for sept
Kenneth C on Feb 19, 2021
used before
Larry Akers on Dec 5, 2020
It's the best kit of beer I've ever made.
Nick on Nov 20, 2020
Wanted something that would do well in a chilly basement and a refreshing beer.
Kevin C on Nov 3, 2020
It's October
Robin G on Oct 29, 2020
Roll out the barrel
ken a on Aug 7, 2020
I brew this one every year, it is solid.
Mike M on Aug 4, 2020
I grew up in alpine Bavaria, far from Munich. This is the closest to a country-style Festbier I have found, which is slightly darker/more robust than the standard Oktoberfest-style. I use Wyeast (Weihenstephan Weizenâ„¢) - 3068 for added flavor.
JW D on May 29, 2020
Brewed it before and it was great. Flavorfull!
Al G on Apr 15, 2020
I like Pilsners
Joseph O on Apr 11, 2020
troy s on Dec 31, 2019
It's delicious.
James Hart on Oct 17, 2019
One of my favorite sytyles of beer
STEVE WATSON on Sep 5, 2019
'tis the season
Lawrence W on Aug 31, 2019
Wanted to brew this to drink in time for Halloween time.
Rachael C on Aug 29, 2019
Brew it now so it’s ready in the fall!
Bryce E on Jul 23, 2019
Getting ready for fall brewing, Great kits from More Beer!
William Flynn on Jul 8, 2019
My husband likes darker beers
Christina J S on Jun 13, 2019
just wanted to make a beer
jake a on May 21, 2019
Always been one of my favorites
Joseph N on May 13, 2019
brewed before, very good
Larry Akers on Mar 2, 2019
It looked good.
Paul F. Curley J on Feb 21, 2019
Wanted to find a different beer
David Goracke on Jan 7, 2019
I love German Beer
Ryan A. W on Nov 17, 2018
really like this beer
Larry Akers on Nov 17, 2018
It is October and my friends like malty unhopped lagers. Go figure.
Rick on Oct 23, 2018
Tis the season
Grant E on Sep 10, 2018
That time of the year!
Kawal T on Aug 24, 2018
Great beer for our Oktoberfest event.
Cindy C on Aug 23, 2018
Reorder-Good Stuff
William N on Jul 25, 2018
Looks Good
Gordon C on Mar 3, 2018
I plan to use this as a base to make a dark Mexican Christmas lager.
Paul T on Aug 25, 2022
great product
Sheila H on Jun 24, 2022
How many Yeast packets do you recommend for this recipe? Is one enough?
STEVE WATSON on Feb 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I used two packets of Fermintis S-23 Lager yeast and was happy with the results. It may have fermented adequately with 1 packet, but I have found using 2 packets is best with Extract because it helps minimize the potential for Extract beers to end up too sweet.
Good luck!

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Rated 5 out of 5
Brewed a couple different o fest this one is by far the best, will order again
February 8, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
So far looks good
The brew is still in the carboy, I didn’t receive corn sugar in recipe pack! I want to transfer to a take that will have co 2 to dispense! Do I need the corn sugar to carbonate?
March 8, 2019
over 5 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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March 11, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Rated 4 out of 5
Good First Lager
This was my first attempt at a lager and it tasted pretty good. The beer was pretty true to style. My only problem was that my beer was much darker than a typical Oktoberfest but it is an extract kit so I didn’t think much of it.
October 6, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Not for the beginner
This is a time consuming and knowledge based product, I did a lot of studying about how to do a lager and thought I could. Tasted ok, waited longer it tasted ok, put a couple in the fridge and waited longer tasted better but still ok.
Going back to ales
February 19, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
good brew
octoberfest is some of the best I ever tasted
January 22, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My first lager, best beer I have made yet!
I didn't know what to think about this beer at first. So glad I made it! smooth, flavorful, crisp, not hoppy. I brewed this as an all grain, and paired it with wlp820 yeast. Kegged 5 gallons and it wasn't enough.... My friends and family made it disappear withing days! even a few people that don't drink our "real beer" loved it!

I'm making a 10 gallon batch for my second run. I'm gonna have to wrap the kezer with an electric fence!!!!
December 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Big hit
Brewed this beer for an Oktobefest party last year. Same as another reviewer... I brewed it the first week of August and let it lager until I kegged it the week before the party.

Everyone really liked this one. It was the first keg kicked. It's definitely nothing crazy, just a solid representation of the style. Will be making this again next year.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Crowd favorite
Always brew this for our annual Octoberfest party, start the first week of August and let it lager until kegging. Just fantastic. 15 moochers and never a complaint.
May 2, 2013