Motherhood Marzen

August 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

It was supremely unfair to my wife that I got to enjoy lovely beers during the nine months she was pregnant with our first child. So, I created this beer for her to enjoy after the delivery. True to the tradition of marzen it was brewed in March and ready for October’s fests.

Water:
3 gallons

Steeping Grains:
8 ozs German Pilsner
8 ozs Belgian Aromatic
10 ozs English Crystal 40L
1 ozs flaked barley

Malt:
4 lbs British light dry malt

Hops:
.5 ozs Liberty @ 60 minutes
.5 ozs Tettnanger @ 60 minutes
.25 ozs Liberty @ 10 minutes
.25 ozs Tettnanger @ 5 minutes

Yeast:
Wyeast Danish Lager 2042

Stats:
OG: 1.057
FG: 1.014
ABV: 5.6%
IBU:21
SRM: 12

This beer has a beautiful copper color and is probably a bit hoppier than the traditional marzen/Oktoberfest style. That’s because I’m a Northwest Hop Head. It can’t be helped.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. moodleyscraftbeer  |  August 26, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Brewing a beer for your wife is a really decent thing to do. My wife is expecting no.2 in Q1 2013. Owning a small microbrewery means I cannot give up beer either but this is in the name of R&D and quality control!

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