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RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Oktoberfest Lager Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 BrewMax LME Softpack - Golden
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser


YOU PROVIDE:

  • 8 oz. Pumpkin Purée
  • 1 Tbsp. Mulling Spices


Additional Information

OG: 1.042 (approx.) -- FG: 1.006 (approx.)

Suggested conditioning time is 4 to 8 weeks.

Flavor: Fruity

ABV (alc/vol): 4.8%

SRM (Color): 11

IBU (Bitterness): 21

 



STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 


STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in our case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined the yeast eats the sugars in the starch, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

  1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of the Oktoberfest Lager Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can and LME softpack in hot tap water.
  2. Using the sanitized measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart pot.
  3. Bring this to a boil, and add 1 Tbsp. Mulling Spices tied within the hop sack with excess material removed. Remove from heat. Pour the Brewing Extract and LME into the hot water mixture and stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
  4. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back. Add 8 oz. Pumpkin Purée to the keg. 
  5. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously to mix well. 
  6. Sprinkle the Brewing Yeast into the keg. Screw the lid onto the keg.
  7. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 75° F (18.3°-23.8° C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
  8. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)