Ocktoberfest Questions - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Ocktoberfest Questions
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2006, 02:52 AM   #1
PanzerOfDoom
Recipes 
 
Nov 2005
Posts: 95


Planning on doing an AG Ocktoberfest on Tuesday and am a bit fuzzy on the whole step mash thing. I'll be using my keggle as a mashtun for this one and will transfer the wort back to it for the boil. My bill will be:
6#'s German pils
6#'s Munich
1oz Mt. Hood bittering
.5 Tettanang flavor
.5 Tettanang aroma
White Labs Ocktoberfest Yeast
and cold fermenting 50 for primary and about 32 for secondary for a month of so.

Could someone give me thje low down or direct me to a source

Thanks



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 04:43 AM   #2
PT Ray
Recipes 
 
Aug 2005
Posts: 1,372
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


Just two malts, you are after my own heart. To me Munich more than any other malt really shines using a decoction mash. It will provide body, color and sweetness that something like crystal malt will never compare to. As a result my crystal has taken a back seat and sees minimal usage. No harm will be done using a single infusion but I still prefer at least a step mash. I will start with 130 degree 1qt water:1lb grain which will give me about a 122 degree mash when combined. Rest for 30 minutes and then add boiling .5qt water:1lb grain, resulting with about a 150 degree mash. Rest there for 45 minutes and then add heat for a 165 degree mash out. Sparge with 165 degree water at 2qt:1lb of grain. Top off kettle if needed with water to achieve desired preboiled volume. Did I mention a decoction mash?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 02:28 PM   #3
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,781
Liked 123 Times on 95 Posts


Do I know you from Cyberfret?
__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 03:08 PM   #4
clayof2day
 
clayof2day's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2005
Madison, WI
Posts: 566
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by PanzerOfDoom
I'll be using my keggle as a mashtun for this one and will transfer the wort back to it for the boil.
Does this mean you are planning on mashing, sparging, collecting the run-off in a second vessel, dumping the spent grains from your keggle, then transfering the wort back to the keggle and boiling? The way that is worded doesn't make sense to me? Sounds like uneeded work if thats the plan

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 03:29 PM   #5
G. Cretin
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Posts: 333
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Off topic: everyone here knows what CAGLE exersices are right?
Back to the thread.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 05:50 PM   #6
Baron von BeeGee
Beer Bully
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Baron von BeeGee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Barony of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Posts: 5,397
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts


I recently (relatively) did an Oktoberfest using a 40-60-70-76 (mashout) schedule. For the 40->60 step I just did a standard boiling water infusion. For 60-70 I did a thick decoction and for 70-76 I did a thin (just runoff) decoction. This was using well modified grains. I'm not sure of the results yet, but it is 'mostly' traditional.

The next lager I try I'm going to use some less modified pils and do something like a 40-50-65-76.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 07:27 PM   #7
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,781
Liked 123 Times on 95 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by G. Cretin
Off topic: everyone here knows what CAGLE exersices are right? Back to the thread.
Why? Feeling a bit too tight? You need to get back to yours?
__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 07:55 PM   #8
G. Cretin
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Posts: 333
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
Why? Feeling a bit too tight? You need to get back to yours?
Touchy touchy. no need to get butt hurt muffin. just a stupid joke

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 10:51 PM   #9
PanzerOfDoom
Recipes 
 
Nov 2005
Posts: 95

Quote:
Originally Posted by clayof2day
Does this mean you are planning on mashing, sparging, collecting the run-off in a second vessel, dumping the spent grains from your keggle, then transfering the wort back to the keggle and boiling? The way that is worded doesn't make sense to me? Sounds like uneeded work if thats the plan
Seems like it will be easier to control heat vice using the coolertun and infusing with more water. Just light the fire get the mash up to the next step then let it rest and repeat.

I've never done a step that's why I'm soliciting advice.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 11:05 PM   #10
Lou
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Chicago, IL
Posts: 620
Liked 15 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by G. Cretin
Off topic: everyone here knows what CAGLE exersices are right?
Back to the thread.

CAGLE exercises? no, never heard of that...

maybe you mean kegel exercises?



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keg questions quackkills Bottling/Kegging 5 07-10-2009 06:47 PM
Questions on getting a keg Col224 Bottling/Kegging 4 04-01-2009 05:59 PM
Doing my 2nd PM, few questions... comj49 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 06-20-2008 07:28 PM
a few questions newbrewr4fun Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 06-19-2008 03:58 PM
First AG is done... now some questions. 9/9 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 06-16-2008 02:26 PM


Forum Jump