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Old 09-20-2012, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default What's a good oktoberfest beer to brew?

Me and my roommates are throwing a small Oktoberfest party at the end of October and they asked me if I could brew an Oktoberfest for it. The thing is... I pretty much brew IPA's exclusively so I don't really know any good Oktoberfest recipes. Nothing too big, I need to have it done within a month. Anyone got any good ones?

EDIT: I can't brew lagers...

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Very late to brew an oktoberfest lager, but try this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f63/bee-...est-ale-38880/

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Since time is of the essence do a search for "oktoberFAST" recipe here.

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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Very late to brew an oktoberfest lager, but try this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f63/bee-...est-ale-38880/

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I forgot to mention, I can't brew lagers. That pretty much rules out most Oktoberfests right?
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Follow the link posted above, its an Oktoberfest ale

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+1 to the Octoberfast recipe from biermuncher. I've made it several times and it's always a huge hit

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I forgot to mention, I can't brew lagers. That pretty much rules out most Oktoberfests right?
An Oktoberfest is a lager. But you can make some "similar to Oktoberfests" ales. Use a very "clean" ale yeast and keep the temperature in the low 60s. Pacman yeast, if you can find it, at 60-62 degrees, will make a very clean ale that might be confused for a lager. Nottingham dry yeast works well at those temperatures also, and leaves a nice clear beer behind, with an almost-lagerlike finish.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:45 PM   #8
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Danstar has a new attenuative ale yeast that flocs quickly as well... Bry-97 ... That with some munich/vienna/pils, and maybe some c20 would make a solid alternative to a true okto

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Punk'toberfest! (with a kolsch yeast)
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