Beer Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen (3B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons
A proper Oktoberfest takes several months lagering. But if you're attempting an "ale clone", then something like this should work
Steep crushed crystal malt in 1 gallon of hot (160F) water for at least 30 minutes, and strain into boiling kettle.
For a full-volume boil, use the hopping schedule shown. For a 1/2-volume boil, double the first two hop additions.
Use a neutral ale yeast (e.g. Wyeast 1056), make a starter and ferment cool (65-68F) to minimize esters.
After bottling and conditioning, keep it in the fridge near 32F for as long as you can before drinking.
Source: Spencer Thomas