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  1. lstrowge

    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.
  2. lstrowge

    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Marzen, I've won 3 more golds as a Marzen since the switch.
  3. lstrowge

    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...
  4. lstrowge

    New post a picture of your pint

    Freshly carbed Festbier. Starting to feel like Fall around here so perfect timing!
  5. lstrowge

    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...
  6. lstrowge

    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!
  7. lstrowge

    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...
  8. lstrowge

    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.
  9. lstrowge

    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Right on! Nice job.
  10. lstrowge

    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Round up the Munich and Caramunich. Sucha small amount won't have an impact. Prost!
  11. lstrowge

    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...
  12. lstrowge

    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    I have never bottled this one, always kegged it.
  13. lstrowge

    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Other than adjusting the Hops based on the AA's to get to 24 ibu. It's been a solid recipe for me, in fact I took 1st again in the 2017 Novembeerfest. I have a keg on hond now to bottle entries for the NHC Comp. PROST!
  14. lstrowge

    Spike Brewing Giveaway - New CF10 Conical Fermenter!!

    This would look great with my Spike eBK!
  15. lstrowge

    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Hope it works out for you. It's a staple for my Oktoberfest party. Actually on tap now, quality control after all.....
  16. lstrowge

    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    I have brewed it as early as April and as late as June. Both turned out great. If you use the Brulosophy Fast Lagering method you could get away with serving it in a couple of months. My go to schedule right now is brewing it early June.
  17. lstrowge

    The semi epic electric build. AKA mistakes not to make

    kcinpdx, to save space on the panel I am ordering the Auber SW16 lighted switches for both the pumps and 3 way HLT/MLT and I might go with the IND-2 compact led indicators for the Element select to save space as well. Ofcourse if you already have the kit switches buying more may not make sense...
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