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Old 03-10-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Anyone brewing Octoberfest beers this month?

I'm brewing a Smoky Boktoberfest as soon as the grains arrive from AHS courtesy of patthebrewer here on HBT. Anyone else?

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:01 PM   #2
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I'm going to brew a Munich malt smash and save it for our local Oktoberfest next Fall. I hope I can hold off that long.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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I'm going to brew a Munich malt smash and save it for our local Oktoberfest next Fall. I hope I can hold off that long.
Nice, which hop are you using?

I'm kegging mine to lager it, and my kegerator just barely fits three kegs, so I almost didn't bother, because I like using that space to carb up a keg. So I compromised and said I would allow myself to try a pint or two once a month only.
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German Select hops. Haven't tried them yet but they're suppose to be a noble variety. Plan on just 1 boil addition and keeping it a more malt forward beer.

My spare fridge holds 4 kegs and I plan on doing the same as you. I like to use San Fran lager yeast in the lower 60's then lager in the fridge for a few months.

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German brewing is the bane of my existence. No.

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #6
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NOOOOOOO!!!!

Love german beers. Getting ready to get stocked up on lagers for the summer/fall. I have a Helles that is finishing right now.... gonna take the yeast from this and brew an Oktoberfest and Maibock(late I know) this weekend. Then, in about 3-4 weeks when my fermentation chamber is free from these two, I will brew up a Bo-pils and Dortmunder.
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Just finishing a D rest on my October fest brew right now. Decided to give Yoopers recipe a try.

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Just started the lagering phase on my Oktoberfest.

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i've got a small beer (1.029) fermenting with Wyeast 2035 (american lager). gonna make my first octoberfest with the yeast cake. i'm thinking 40% vienna, 45% pils, 10% munich, and 5% wheat and liberty hops. og in the 1.060s. thoughts?

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Had I managed to get my lagerator (fridge + temp controller) built, yep, I would. Sadly, it's been an expensive year and I can't justify the cost.

Swamp coolers, foam enclosures and the like have no appeal for me, so it looks like I'll be trying another Okty-ale recipe come August, or just sucking it up and saving my pennies for next year.

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