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Old 08-10-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I am starting an ocktoberfest in the next week or so and I am torn between which yeast to use. WL862 Cry Havoc and WL830 a german lager yeast. This will be a full boil extract recipie with steeped grains. Any thoughts? Scott

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Old 08-10-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
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How about WLP833 German Bock? I believe that's what the Oktoberfest recipe in Brewing Classic Styles suggests.

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Old 08-10-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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+1 on WLP833. I just finished listening to the podcast of the oktoberfest show, they highly recommend that yeast... they say the others just don't finish as clean.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
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I'd use Saflager W-34/70 (2 packs) to avoid making the huge starter. It's the same strain as WLP830. My results with this yeast (in the same recipes I've used WLP830) are excellent.

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Old 08-10-2009, 04:39 PM   #5
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if you do not have the ability to properly ferment cold then i would go with the cry havoc as that is a very clean fermenting yeast in the upper 60s. if you can ferment in the midto upper 50s go with the lager yeasts mentioned above.
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