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Jrbetz 12-07-2012 11:18 PM

Octoberfest brew question
 
I was screwing around with my Mr beer kit while my 5 gal batch of irish stout is fermenting, and I just experimented with the Octoberfest hme, the robust lme and a pack of booster. I know it probably won't turn out to well but my question is what temperature do I ferment at? I've never done one so I was looking for some advice from the experienced folks here!

TheBeerist 12-07-2012 11:56 PM

Oktoberfest is a lager style. Do you have a lager yeast? If so, Primary at 50 degrees for 2-3 weeks. Then, just above freezing for another 3-4 weeks.

Jrbetz 12-08-2012 12:09 AM

I was burning up the stuff that came with the Mr beer, so I used the yeast under the lid... What would be a good temp for that stuff? "granite its not the best"

TheBeerist 12-08-2012 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jrbetz (Post 4661137)
I was burning up the stuff that came with the Mr beer, so I used the yeast under the lid... What would be a good temp for that stuff? "granite its not the best"

I'm not familiar with Mr. Beer kits, sorry. Someone else chime in please! :mug:

Yooper 12-08-2012 12:13 AM

It's more than likely an ale yeast- fermentation temperatures of 63-68 degrees.

Jrbetz 12-08-2012 12:20 AM

I'm guessing still treat it like a lager? Ferment for 2 weeks then bottles for 3 at lower temps?

Yooper 12-08-2012 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jrbetz (Post 4661171)
I'm guessing still treat it like a lager? Ferment for 2 weeks then bottles for 3 at lower temps?

No. If you're using an ale yeast, it would never ferment or carb up at below about 63 degrees.

GilSwillBasementBrews 12-08-2012 01:52 AM

The mr beer yeast is an ale yeast don't use lager temps with it.

Jrbetz 12-08-2012 02:33 AM

How should the temperature be for bottles? Keep it at my usual bottle temps?

Jrbetz 12-08-2012 02:34 AM

And do you think that the brew will turn out ok?


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