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Old 02-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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So today I tapped my keg of oktoberfest, my "holy Grail" as far as oktoberfests are concerned. And it is Excellent! That is all.

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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Well?

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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well. . . It is excellent. To me

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Um, it's February.

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This is the recipe I found on the net originally but have since started using a bock yeast, pitch and ferment @ 50, and just primary for around a month, then keg
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Oktoberfest
5 Gallon All-Grain

7lbs German Pilsner malt
2lbs German Munich malt
1/2 lb CaraPils malt
1/4 lb Caravienne malt
1/4 lb Crystal 40L

1oz Tettnanger leaf @ 90 minutes
1/2 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker leaf @ 10 minutes
1/2 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker leaf @ 5 minutes
WLP 820 Oktoberfest (white labs)

Dortmund salts with 6 gallons distilled water


4 gallons mash @128 F for 15 minutes
148 F for 30 minutes
158 F for 60 minutes
Mash out @168 F for 10 minutes


Boil six gallon for 60 minutes

Pitch yeast starter at 65 degrees, fferment in primary at 55 degrees for 4-6 days. Transfer to secondary 50 degrees for one week, lager one week at 48 degrees. Bottle with DME and age 4-6 weeks.



It has been my favorite since the first batch. Does anyone recognize this recipe because if its yours I'd like to say a big THANK YOU. Probably from around 2007. don't remember the forum or website.
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Um, it's February.
Isn't that the beauty of it. You can have an oktoberfest or maibock any time you choose
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Isn't that the beauty of it. You can have an oktoberfest or maibock any time you choose
This, too many people get hung up on what season it is when brewing.


I could care less what month it is, I'll brew what I want to drink when I want to drink it.
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This, too many people get hung up on what season it is when brewing.

I could care less what month it is, I'll brew what I want to drink when I want to drink it.
It was a joke peeps. Although I do enjoy seasonal beer.
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