Yet again, stunning beers! Hope to post some new pics soon and Can't wait until I finish my new brewery - haven't brewed since Memorial Day
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Drinking this now. Can't say I have ever had a festbier before. To me, this tastes like a slightly maltier pils with a strange tangy thing going on. I am literally picking up the tiniest amount of malt aroma and nothing else. I probably don't fully understand the style.Festbiers are stong Helles, not quit Bocks. Malty from Pils and a portion of Munich malt. The Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest uses the Record hop that is said to be spicy. I am giving up on finding it on draft locally, may get bottles soon.
There were so many good looking 'oktoberfest/marzens' that I wasn't sure what to choose. A little disappointed in my selection. Wish I would have chosen the Odell or Prost offerings...
Crystal hops is what I mean. I just expected something different, which was brewed with Mahrs Brau. Idk why but I expected different
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Not in what I perceive to be the style anyways. I have always associated festbier as maltsters showcase, not boozy.
I did have my first issue with keg hopping recently. I bag the hops in small muslin sacks and just knot it off to keep the hops in. I don't worry about cutting off the extra material above the knot and that happened to get caught in the dip tube after a couple of weeks. It took me a while to figure out that this was the problem.I've heard of that happening. Connect a length of thread to the muslin bag and let it come up and out of the main hatch so you can pull it out of the way (or out completely if you're done with them).
I have had issues sealing the keg this way. What kind of string? I will probably just start removing that extra material.
How the heck do you guys keg hop? My experience with whole and tea balls was good but messy/lots of loss.
On a homebrew scale I don't see a problem unless you have post-boil wort/beer exposed in the same place where milling is going on where grain dust is actively kicked up and will fall into the exposed wort/beer.