Thanks for the recipe links guys! I think I mixed up what I was trying to say though lol
I *do* want an authentic oktoberfest that is therefore lagered. I wanted to see what good timing was for a proper lagered oktoberfest though to make sure that I could fit the timeline. I can probably rig up a ferm chamber for lagering if I need to get it started within a few weeks, otherwise I will likely have a freezer for lagering within 1.5-2 months.
I know I've seen people talk about reasonably quick turnarounds, like 2-3 months, just wasn't sure if longer ferm/lager time made for a *much* better beer.
However, I will definitely keep the ale recipes on hand in case something doesn't work out otherwise