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Old 11-07-2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default Any thoughts on Brewers Best German Oktoberfest kit?

So I keep trying to make my own recipes with my home brews and they keep coming out kind of blah. So i bought this brewers best German Oktoberfest. Anyone made this one? It's like 6.6lbs LME (Light it says) 12oz of some crystal malt cracked grain and the hops and all that.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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I made the German Oktoberfest as my first brew from True Brew ingredient kit. It had pretty much the same ingredients you described. It came out pretty darn good too I must say. Everyone that tried it really liked it. And it really reinforced this new hobby too.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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yep -- good stuff. I brewed one of the BB Oktoberfests back in early June. Other than a 12-pack set aside to age a little more, I'm down to little more than a 6-pack and trying to make it last until my next batch of this is ready. This probably won't quite work out though as I just brewed the 2nd batch of this last week and it's still in primary. I think this is actually the first recipe kit I've repeated other than some American light clones I did when I first started brewing.
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:44 AM   #4
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I've got the exact kit sitting in secondary right now. Even though it's green, it tasted promising when taking my FG.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:13 AM   #5
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i brewed this beer. it was quite active during the primary ferment. I had to switch to a blow off tube due to the airlock kept clogging up with krausen. I let this beer sit in the primary for 2 weeks, 2 weeks in the secondary and just bottled it up. Its june now so I plan to drink a few when they are carbed and save the rest for October.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:02 PM   #6
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Its only been a week since I bottled this batch up and they already have a decent carb to them. Still tastes really green though. Of course I normally let me beers age at least 4 weeks til i bring them out into circulation, but im just amazed that this beer tasted pretty good only after a week in a bottle. I will for sure brew this again. good luck to you
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:26 PM   #7
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I brewed this a few times it went over very well every time I tried it
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:19 PM   #8
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I've made it and it's very good. My LHBS says it's the most popular kit that he sells.
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I have this beer fermenting right now. This Saturday I will be moving it to Secondary and starting the Lagering. It may take longer than any of my BB kits to date, but reading what was posted 3+ years ago makes me fill good.

It should be ready at the perfect time too.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:24 AM   #10
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Hello,

I am gonna try making this Brewers Best Oktoberfest, although I am going to use the lager yeast provided in the kit but ferment it as an ale. This is actually going to be my first attempt at brewing, maybe a bit ambitious I dunno.
-Any suggestions on temperatures and duration/time period to ferment?
-Also, I do not have a secondary fermenter. Should I purchase the carboy and secondary ferment, or forgo the secondary fermentation altogether?
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