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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Great to hear it worked out for you. I'm still trying to crak the NHC with this one. Last year was the closest by far.
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Marzen, I've won 3 more golds as a Marzen since the switch.
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    I transfer from Primary to another Carboy (5Gal) and it goes in my Upright Keezer for the bulk of the lagering time. I will usually then transfer to a keg and let it sit another week or so before I carbonate it. Timing really depends on wether I did it erly in the year or like this year waited...
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    New post a picture of your pint

    Freshly carbed Festbier. Starting to feel like Fall around here so perfect timing!
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Mine has to be ready for my annual Oktoberfest party the end of Sept. Normally the longer lagering helps accentuate the malt character but with a shortened time frame I adjust the ibu's to try and account for the shorter lagering time. Think I got lucky and nailed it. We'll see when everyone...
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Just brewed this again 4weeks ago and sampled it lagering. Almost kegged it last night but decided to wait 2 more weeks. Super clear and tasty now but a little more time and it’ll be just right!
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    It was Regular Munic (9 srm) and Caramunich I, I did use Munich Lager the first version and it was maltier, the Oktoberfest blend was by far the best for me and won the most awards. This years version is with Bavarian Lager WY2206. Started it very late this year and couldn't get the 2206 quick...
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Born and raised in Fort Worth up to highschool then to Lorena, graduated in 1980 joined the Navy and moved around since.
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Right on! Nice job.
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Round up the Munich and Caramunich. Sucha small amount won't have an impact. Prost!
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    I need some help uploading a .bsmx file I keep getting an error that it is not an alowwed extension. I really need to update this post, it actually is a Marzen under the 2015 BJCP guidelines. The latest iteration of this recipe took a 1st in the 2017 Novembeerfest and a Gold medal at the...
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    I have never bottled this one, always kegged it.
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