New to the forum but have been home brewing/wine making off and on for the better part of a decade. For brews, typically I just do extract recipe kits and have been satisfied with them. Thinking about branching out a smidgen. This is the recipe from Ritebrew's oktoberfest kit:
3.3lbs Munich LME 60 minute boil
4lbs Pilsen Light DME 60 minute boil
1oz Hallertau hops 60 minute boil
Saflager W34/70 dry yeast Ferment at 54F, then lager
Love the simplicity of it minus the fact I can't lager right now. So thinking of buying the ingredients and using an ale yeast and fermenting in a water bath w/ ice bottles to keep temps down to around 60 or so for primary fermentation (ale pail). Then rack to secondary glass at 66 F for a couple weeks. Typically do a 5.5 gallon boil, then top off with minimal water to get to desired SG.
What yeast though? Usually only do dry yeasts and have never done a starter. Would like to maintain this for simplicity at this time.
S-04 (called for in this this oktoberfast