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Old 08-26-2011, 02:56 AM   #1
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Default I must brew a Sam Adams Octoberfest clone ASAP! Recipe Help!

Okay I searched but I'm mainly an extrAct partial mash brewer. Onl y been in the game 8 mths. I brewed an octy kit from a lhbs as a lager....good but not gooood.... I want SA octy awesome. Any recipe / advice is welcomed.

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Old 08-26-2011, 03:04 AM   #2
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October fest is overrated i had a few the otherday and wasnt impressed.

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Old 08-26-2011, 03:06 AM   #3
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Well I really liked it and will clone it. Determined.

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Old 08-26-2011, 03:16 AM   #4
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I don't have a clone recipe, just my own Oktoberfest recipe...but you are 5 months too late if you want an actual clone ready by fall

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Old 08-26-2011, 03:38 AM   #5
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Don't need it now just want to brew it ASAP.

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Old 08-26-2011, 04:15 AM   #6
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Are you going to lager or do an ale?

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I did a lager and it was not that great. So perfer an ale but can do a lager and can ferment at the lower temps.

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October fest is overrated i had a few the otherday and wasnt impressed.
To each their own. I don't like Sam Adams's 'Fest, but I think the Oktoberfest style is fantastic. Rich, malty, crisp -- so much flavor for a lager. Whether or not your personally like the style, the style is not "overrated." It's renown is well deserved -- it's a great style.
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I did a lager and it was not that great. So perfer an ale but can do a lager and can ferment at the lower temps.
A true Oktoberfest can only be a lager I do believe. You can try and replicate it somewhat as an ale but i don't think you will be able to create an Oktoberfest ale that will taste nearly like a SA.
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I did a lager and it was not that great. So perfer an ale but can do a lager and can ferment at the lower temps.
you wont be able to clone this beer without being able to do lagers well. The lager yeast is a big part of what makes this beer taste the way it does.
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