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Old 12-08-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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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!

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Old 12-08-2012, 12:56 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:09 AM   #3
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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"

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

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

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

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

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

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