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Old 04-01-2008, 03:49 AM   #1
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Chicago, IL
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Does anybody have any recommendations on a good extract Octoberfest? I hear you should brew these beers in March, traditionally, so I better get on my horse
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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I too am looking for an extract/specialty grain Oktoberfest recipe.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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I think the problem with brewing an "extract" O-fest is that a lot of the grains needed to get that malty bill are grains that require mashing (a la Munich, etc). Even an AG brewer might improve his O-fests by doings things like decoction mashes, etc.

So, I'm not saying its impossible, I'm just saying don't expect a great O-fest without at the very least doing a large partial mash...
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