*Yes, I know a true Oktoberfest (or Marzen) is supposed to use lager yeast not ale yeast, sue me. It's also supposed to be brewed in a cave by Germans, and fermented by divine intervention.
Name of beer: Mary's Marzen
Type of beer: Oktoberfest ale
Quantity: 5 gallons
Homage Beer: Blizzard Wizzard Dunkelweizen (See pic below:
This recipe was copied almost exactly from here (except I forgot to get irish moss ...oops), so instead of trying to pretend like I came up with it I'll just save us all time and space and give a link.
Yep. That's a lot of grain.
Anyway, we're going to transfer this one to a secondary next week and then bottle it up about 10 days later. It'll then sit in a cool dark spot all summer, and be taken out in Oktober to be drunk.
More updates to come