Danke schoen, Von Steuben! This drinkable German classic is a version of the famed tent beer served at the world famous Volksfest in Munich, Germany during Oktoberfest. We decided to name it after Von Steuben, the German-born hero of the American revolution who not only taught the Continental Army to fight, but also instructed the army cooks to keep some distance between the kitchens and latrines. His innovations in warfare and sanitation are certainly worth the hoisting of a liter stein! While a standard Oktoberfest beer is a bit bigger in body, has more alcohol and is maltier, with a shade darker color, this light and quaffable lager is something you can drink all day while singing German drinking songs! Well-balanced with a kiss of hops, the crew at Great Fermentations has been perfecting this recipe by brewing it in the store every year for the last few years, and we are now very proud to share it with you. Prost!
Yeast Guide: If you can and would like to do a traditional lager fermentation which requires cooler temperatures for fermentation of 54-58F, you can use one of the lager strains, such as White Lab WLP820 Oktoberfest or Imperial Organic L17 Harvest yeast. For warmer temperatures, the new Omega Yeast Labs OYL071 Lutra Kveik yeast is a great yeast that can create clean, lagerlike beers at higher temperatures, even up to 95F! This beer will also do just fine fermented with an ale yeast, such as Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale or the dry Safale-04 English Ale yeast, though it might be a bit fruitier.
Complete instructions are included with the beer kit. Our instructions include target gravity levels, hop addition times, suggested and required equipment lists, and all the important brewing steps! If you need any help, you can just call us!
All of our extract kits come with malt extract, hops, specialty grains (pre-crushed), grain bag, instructions, and yield 5 gallons of delicious homebrew. Yeast is not included but we've provided a selection of recommended yeast (liquid and dry) that you can add to your order in the drop downs above. Clarifying agents (i.e. Irish moss) and priming sugar can be purchased separately.
|Kit Yield: ||5 Gallons|
|Alcohol by Volume (ABV): ||4.5 - 5.3%|
|Intl. Bittering Units (IBUs): ||18 - 22|
|Standard Ref. Method (SRM - Color): ||5 - 7|
|Original Gravity: ||1.048 - 1.051|
|Final Gravity: ||1.011 - 1.014|
|Yeast Starter Suggested? ||No|
|Beer Kit Instructions: ||Click Here »|