Hoptoberfest All Grain Recipe

This recipe is the first non-kit recipe I did since I started all grain brewing and myself as well as others thought it turned out fairly good.   The concept was to have a grain bill in the Oktoberfest style but then hop it up with not necessarily hops that are in the style. I am still working on getting my efficiency higher, so I compensated with a little more grain to get the 7.5% ABV I got with this one.  This is for a 5 Gallon Batch, 60 minute boil, Mashed at 152.  If you brew this let me know your thoughts.


  • 5 lb Pilsen
  • 3 lb Vienna
  • 2 lb Munich
  • 1 lb Aromatic
  • 1 lb CaraPils
  • 1.5 lb Crystal 20
  • 1.5 lb Crystal 40


  • 1 oz Centennial 60 min
  • 1 oz Simcoe 30 min
  • 1 oz Centennial 15 min
  • 1 oz Cascade 15 min
  • 1 oz Amarillo 15 min
  • 1 oz Cascade 5 min
  • 1 oz Amarillo 5 min


  • Danstar – Nottingham Ale (Dry Yeast)


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