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lstrowge 02-17-2013 12:27 AM

Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)
 
Took 1st place in the 2012 Novembeerfest competition held at Larry's Brewing Supply, Kent Wa. This was my second competition entered (got two 2nd places out of three entries for the first comp), 1st entry for this beer.

Brewed it in early April 2012 and tapped it Mid Sept, bottled 3 12oz bottles after my 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Party. I actually had two versions of this beer, one with Bavarian Lager yeast and the second with the Octoberfest Lager Blend yeast.


Grain Bill (90 min mash @ 152 deg)

5.5 lbs Munich
5.5lbs Pilsner
1lbs, 4 oz. Caramunich
3 oz Hallertaur (2.5%) - Boil 6o min

I would have added the Beersmith file but not sure how to do so.

nitrousjunkie 03-08-2013 10:36 PM

Brewing this tonight. Going to see how it comes out once I get back from this next deployment.:rockin:

TahoeRy 03-08-2013 10:41 PM

I see you added the lager yeast, did you lager it? I am assuming so.

nitrousjunkie 03-27-2013 06:04 AM

Just had a sample from my hydro jar.....it's good. Going to be a lot better once I get back in about seven months.

musikguru6 06-12-2013 05:19 PM

Probably a dumb question. Are you doing the secondary fermentation after the 180 day lagering phase, or before?

Jokenring 06-18-2013 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by musikguru6 (Post 5269520)
Probably a dumb question. Are you doing the secondary fermentation after the 180 day lagering phase, or before?

He would do that before. The 2 days at 70 is a diacytel rest.

lstrowge 07-01-2013 06:41 PM

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He would do that before. The 2 days at 70 is a diacytel rest
Yep. 2 day Diacytel and up to 6 months in the fridge at Lagering temps. Made another batch in April (used the Ocotoberfest Lager yeast), it should be ready for my Oktoberfest Party in mid-Sept.

Kayakr1988 07-03-2013 03:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lstrowge
Took 1st place in the 2012 Novembeerfest competition held at Larry's Brewing Supply, Kent Wa. This was my second competition entered (got two 2nd places out of three entries for the first comp), 1st entry for this beer.

Brewed it in early April 2012 and tapped it Mid Sept, bottled 3 12oz bottles after my 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Party. I actually had two versions of this beer, one with Bavarian Lager yeast and the second with the Octoberfest Lager Blend yeast.

Grain Bill (90 min mash @ 152 deg)

5.5 lbs Munich
5.5lbs Pilsner
1lbs, 4 oz. Caramunich
3 oz Hallertaur (2.5%) - Boil 6o min

I would have added the Beersmith file but not sure how to do so.

I can't find any hallertaur hops with a alpha of 2.5. The only thing I have seen is at 4.8? Where did you get your hops?

homebrewdad 07-03-2013 03:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Kayakr1988 (Post 5321662)
I can't find any hallertaur hops with a alpha of 2.5. The only thing I have seen is at 4.8? Where did you get your hops?

Just adjust your hops accordingly - i.e. use about half the recipe amount.


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