As homebrewers, we have the ability to create our own beer styles. Although there isn’t much new under the sun, a few sources of inspiration can allow us to craft a beer that doesn’t quite fit a “standard” style. Watch as we talk about the plan behind this beer and how you can craft your own Miketoberfest!
Let’s get into what this new style is all about with the recipe. Maybe you can brew your own version at home?
Distilled water with addition to match this profile.
75 PPM of calcium.
5 PPM of magnesium.
20 PPM of sodium.
65 PPM of sulfate.
133 PPM of chloride.
Sulfate to chloride ratio of 0.5 (2 to 1 chloride to sulfate) to favor maltiness.
German Pilsner malt – 74%
Aromatic Munich malt – 18%
Crystal Malt 120°L – 3.7%
Chocolate Rye Malt – 3.7%
First wort hopping with 2 ounces (56 g) of Styrian Goldings hops (3.1% AA)
1 packet of LalBrew NovaLager
Mash 60 minutes at 152°F
Mash out at 168°F
Boil for 60 minutes
Ferment for 2 weeks at temperature in the range of 62 to 65°F
Original Gravity: 1.048
Final Gravity: 1.014
Our Review Of This New Beer Style
We love copper colored beers in Fall and this beer looks the part. It is a beautiful looking beer that entices one to dive in.
Because this beer has never been brewed before, we tried to understand its unique flavor profile. It has great malt punch that is balanced with earthy hop bitterness.
The beer has an intriguing dry aftertaste, making it perfect for the fall season. We feel that the use of specific malts, hops, and yeast, along with careful attention to water chemistry and fermentation temperature, contributes to the distinctive character of this beer.
So get out there – make up your own style. If you’re not ready for that leap, you can always brew a Miketoberfest while you think up your contribution to beer history.
Cheers and BREW ON!