Oktoberfest | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Oktoberfest | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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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 fest beer, historically brewed in spring and aged in cold caves over the summer, is a copper colored Lager with an emphasis on that German malt flavor. Our recipe achieves that malt flavor with lots of Munich malt. The use of Caravienne and Caramunich malts contribute the copper color and a unique subdued toffee/malt flavor.

  • 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 grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
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I mill my own grains
John S on Jan 11, 2023
Try it out
Wayne W on Sep 15, 2022
I mill my own grains
John S on Jan 11, 2023
Robert V on Oct 10, 2022
Try it out
Wayne W on Sep 15, 2022
because I like it
Audra A on Sep 5, 2022
Something different to brew and it sounds great
Jerry on Jun 23, 2022
annual brew for 10 years
derek n on Jun 4, 2022
Kenneth D on May 25, 2022
Gift that was requested
Valued C on Nov 2, 2021
October is too short of a month!
Chris Dornbach on Oct 22, 2021
Trying a new type
Glen K on Sep 29, 2021
Tis the season
Christian F on Jul 31, 2021
Timothy L S on Jul 31, 2021
My "Go-to" beer.
STEVE WATSON on Jul 20, 2021
Favorite lager and it is the time of year
STEVE WATSON on Apr 27, 2021
Because it's time!
Joseph Gibbens on Sep 1, 2020
October is coming.
Daniel C on Aug 26, 2020
It goes great with pretzels :)
Valued C on Aug 1, 2020
A great beer for Fall!
Gregory W on Jul 28, 2020
Brew it every year
chip w on Jul 3, 2020
Want to make it in time forr October
Ronald P on Jun 16, 2020
My wife loves October fest / Bavarian style beers.
Daniel D on Apr 16, 2020
My wife loves it so much that she won't let me drink it.
John on Apr 14, 2020
Many years ago, I went to Oktoberfest Munich. Liked the beer.
STEVE WATSON on Feb 5, 2020
beer good
Jay M on Dec 10, 2019
Because it's almost October
Aaron H on Sep 2, 2019
Tastes great and it is the season
Hermann E on Aug 30, 2019
Good reviews
Brian Sullivan on Jul 22, 2019
Getting ready for fall!
Gregory W on Jul 18, 2019
that time of year
Don H on May 30, 2019
Because it is delicious
Valued C on Apr 15, 2019
Right kit for the right season
Joann B on Mar 14, 2019
Just like Oktoberfest
Have to brew this weekend no time to write recipes
Timothy M on Feb 7, 2019
Fall is coming
Isaac F on Sep 10, 2018
Tasty beer, light, but lots of character
Hermann E on Jun 26, 2018
Fall festivities
Barry T on May 7, 2018
Preping for october
Joe s on Apr 6, 2018
time to brew it
michael b on Mar 20, 2018
Robert V on Oct 10, 2022
because I like it
Audra A on Sep 5, 2022
Does the kits include hops?
Tom Culpepper on May 20, 2023
BEST ANSWER: Yes! The More Beer team does a fantastic job with these kits--I sometimes buy them just to get an idea about what a beer I haven't yet brewed should be like. Take a look at their online listings for beer kits and check mid-way down on the Oktoberfest page for a Recipe Sheet. All you need to add to the kit is the yeast you like to use.
Would NovaLager yeast under pressure at 72F be acceptable for this kit?
Mark Trahan on Aug 24, 2023
Oktoberfest | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain
Oktoberfest | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain
Lallemand | LalBrew® NovaLager™ Modern Hybrid Lager Yeast | Dry Beer Yeast
Lallemand | LalBrew® NovaLager™ Modern Hybrid Lager Yeast | Dry Beer Yeast
BEST ANSWER: 72 is a bit warm 63 to 68 best but it will work
are the grains weyerman?
Gilberto Narez on Dec 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Gilberto, the base malts are currently Weyerman.

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Rated 5 out of 5
What a beautiful amber gold!
I used Wyeast 2206 & Tettnager instead of Saaz. I came out with a beautiful amber gold color. Best looking dark lager I've ever brewed.
September 13, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
Crowd pleaser!
I brewed this beer as a "mock"-Toberfest. Under pressure with ale yeast at room temp. Very drinkable beer.
January 26, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Easy Brew - Keeper
Easy brew day - Fermented under pressure, cold crashed & kegged after 7 days; cleared up nicely after 1-2 weeks. 6.5%
October 10, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Oktoberfest kit
Second time brewing this recipe. Taste is great and spot on however mine comes out an amber color, not sure if it’s me or the picture is wrong. Either way it’s a great recipe
October 13, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great Oktoberfest
I fermented with first gen WLP820 for about 3 weeks with a two stage starter, followed by a 7 day D-rest. Racked to secondary, fined with Gelatin then cold crashed. Used BeerSmith 3 for calcs and water profile (amber full). OG 1.057, FG 1.014, Eff 86.2%. Fermentation temp at 50 deg f, d-rest at 65. Started d-rest at gravity of 1.019. Cold crashed at 35 for 7 days, then conditioned in keg at 33 deg f for about 3 months. Carbed at 2.4 vols for 3 weeks, serving temp 41 deg F. Overall profile is very smooth and is almost as easy to drink as water. Has a subtile yet interesting unsweet tea like profile. Mild sweetness on the pallet which is very inviting, although it leaves a minor soft silky mouth fill. Wish it were a bit more malty. Overall a great recipe, better than any store bought! It is the best "packaged" recipe I have found. Gave it 4 starts because it is top notch. Still looking for a goto recipe that is over the top delicious. For an O-fest, this has become my new baseline to compare others against. Cheers!
August 21, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Gonna brew 2 batches next year
GREAT fest beer. .. gets me excited about fall. Tasted it against a few commercial version of oktoberfest beers, and it's close to a dead ringer for Sam Adams octoberfest. A little lighter in color and a bit heavier in mouthfeel and a better head and lacing and mine didn't quite come out quite as clear... thinking I got some chill haze. Not slowing down the consumption tho. ??
Pic doesn't seem to cooperation about being posted ..sorry.
September 7, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
This is my go to base kit. I have found that it makes a great starter base for a wide variety of styles. Stay tune for beir lichen!
November 3, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
This can be a nice lager!
This is the first Octoberfest Brew that I've been satisfied with. If you have incomplete fermentation, I think this would disappoint. I really wanted this to work out so I double pitched the white labs Octoberfest yeast (2 packs) and made a starter, and gave the wort pure O2 for oxygenation. Long, steady fermentation at 55-58. Also, (per instructions I think) I pitched at 70 on purpose and then put in fridge to bring it down to 55 after about 6 hours. This got the fermentation started faster than it would have otherwise. Mine lagered in secondary for 3 months and then was kegged, so I didn't have to worry about carbonation. If you bottle it, I don't see how you can let it clear out and sit for so long and then get CO2 conditioning in bottle without adding some dry yeast at bottling.

Overall I was surprised at the simplicity of this kit, and the lighter-side clean (and good Marzen/Octoberfestbier) not like the heavier-on-malt Octoberfest that you might find now. I would let those steeping grains sit at 170 longer than usual to get as much red color as possible.
October 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Spot On
This beer turned out fantastic. The comment I received most was, "Wow, this tastes just like an Octoberfest." That was what I was looking to produce so it confirmed the recipe was spot on for the style. The only adjustment I made was to the water profile. I start with RO water and add salts per the style of beer I am looking to create. The rest was all More Beer. I anticipate entering this into the National Homebrewers Competition.
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
A big hit at the Christmas party!
I brewed this beer in late September, let it lager for the month of October. put in the keg, carbonated it and just let it rest thru November. (OK I had a few glasses of it so, I'm weak). I brought this keg along with a Porter to my daughters Christmas party. We had folks there who were craft beer drinkers and some who were not. All I can say is folks raved about it and the keg(5 gallons) was all but empty when I brought it home. I set the kegs up in the garage so they would stay cool and figured that no one would make the effort to traverse from the basement (where the bar was) to the garage to get beer when all the action was in the basement....wrong! the line went from the garage and into the living room so they could pour themselves another lager! I will be brewing this again for next Christmas for sure as it was the talk & hit of the party!
December 28, 2013