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Old 01-05-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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I would like to do an Oktoberfest in advance of my visit to Oktoberfest this coming September/October yet I lack lagering ability to ferment at 50F as jamil's recipe calls for. I've seen a lot of ppl doing Oktoberfest "ales" using kolsch yeasts. I know it's not a true Octoberfest but I thought it might still be good. Any thoughts from the board? Anyone done anything like this? Any yeasts to recommend?


Recipe:
Pilsner LME 4.4 lbs
Munich LME 4.4 lbs

CaraMunich steeping grains 1 lb

Hops:
Hallertau 4% AA 60 min. 1.5 oz
Hallertau 4% AA 20 min. .5 oz

 
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:46 AM   #2
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Here is an 18 page thread of EdWort's Octoberfest Ale that uses this very same yeast. It's in the recipe section under Amber Hybrid beer.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f63/bee-...est-ale-38880/
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:45 AM   #3
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If you can control your fermentation temp pretty well, I highly recommend the WLP029 Koelsch yeast fermented at 62F. You'll get a real nice beer with it.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:02 AM   #4
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Thanks I'll try that. EdWorts sounded real good but it's my 4th brew and I'm ok with a partial mash but not ready for all grain. I'll look into trying this.

 
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