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Old 10-13-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
ronwelldobbs
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Jul 2010
Kansas
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So i bought an oktoberfest recipe kit from my local HBS. the only problem was that i didn't have the capability of keeping my fermenter cold enough to use a lager yeast, so i substituted it with an ale yeast, White Labs' WLP013 London Ale Yeast. i bottled it the other day and it tasted GREAT for a non-carbonated brew. i'm still eagerly waiting to taste the finished product, but i have no idea what to call this. it's not an oktoberfest because it's an ale, right? WHAT IS THIS?

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
BlackBearForge
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Jun 2010
Tallahassee, Florida
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Lot's of people do this since they don't have lagering capabilities. They are simply Oktoberfest style ales. I intend to brew one soon too!

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:06 PM   #3
NortheasternPJ
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Sep 2010
Beverly
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I have WLP011 in my fridge now that my LHBS recommended for an Oktoberfest, should be brewed on Friday.

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:36 PM   #4
ejearn
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Sep 2010
Amherst, MA, Massachusetts
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I hear that the WYeast Kolsh 2 strain is great for making psuedo lagers with an ale yeast.

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:47 PM   #5
DrawTap88
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Jan 2010
Joliet, IL
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Oktoberfest Ale.
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Fermenting: Nothing
Secondary: Nothing
Bottled: Oatmeal Porter, Double Chocolate Chipotle Porter
Kegged: IPA, Red Rye

 
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