My Oktoberfest home-brew recipe using Morgan’s kits

Over the weekend I brewed an “Oktoberfest” beer.  The recipe I used was adapted from one I found on the Coopers DIY Website.  I mostly used supplies from BrewForAfrica and some lager yeast from Beerlab.

The kit I used was the Morgan’s Blue mountain Lager kit.

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I also used 200g medium Crystal Malt, 500g Dry Malt Extract (DME) and a packet of Saflager w-34/70 yeast as well as the kit’s yeast.

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I crushed the Crystal malt using a bag and rolling pin and then brought it to the boil slowly using 2L of water.

 

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While waiting for the malt to boil, I re-hidrated the 2 packets of yeast using 250ml tepid water and cover with some plastic wrap.

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The 500g dry malt was added to my fermenter.

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I strained the malt into the fermenter and mixed it good to make sure there are no lumps.

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I then added the contents of the kit and topped up the fermenter with cold water to the 20L mark.  I then added the yeast mixed and stirred for about 20 seconds.

I then took a sample for my gravity reading. img_0526

This batch will be in the fermenter for between 2 and 3 weeks before begging it.

Click here for: Kegging and carbonating the Oktoberfest lager

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