Aletoberfest Homebrew Recipe


This beer goes by many names: Aletoberfest, Mocktoberfest, Fauxtoberfest, ALToberfest. An ale version of a Marzen-style Oktoberfest as seen brewed by Ryan and Judi Schenian in Chop & Brew – Episode 13: Brewing Aletoberfest. Thanks to Ryan and Judi for sharing this recipe with the people! This is a quick-turning beer using ale yeast to ferment so there’s still time to get yours in before the fall festival season is over.

The Burgermeister Aletoberfest
All-grain / 5 gallon batch
OG 1.056
FG 1.013
IBUs: 27

5 lbs. Munich Malt
5 lbs. Vienna Malt
1 lb. Dark Munich Malt
0.5 lb. Caramunich Malt II

Mash @ 152 for 60 min.

Sparge and bring to boil.

1 oz. German Tradition @ 60 min
1 oz. German Hallertauer @15 min

Ferment at 62F with Wyeast 1007 German Ale



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  2. Dave Clark

    Can anyone suggest a good sub for the Tradition hops?

    • Per Chris Paynes:
      “If you’re sticking with German hops I would say, German Northern Brewer, German Perle or Hallertau Mittelfruh or even a blend of the
      three. If we’re going the U.S. route then maybe Vanguard or Liberty or a blend of the two. The most important part is to pick a variety low in Cohumulone, with an oil balance that favors Humulene instead of Myrcene and a balance that favors Caryophyllene instead of Farnesene.” #nerdlife

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