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Offline Wort-H.O.G.

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Oktoberfest in January
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:11:30 am »
Just 2 days of gelatin and this is after just a pint pour off. 1 gal starter(yep stir plate) and the brulosophy 22 day lager schedule.

This puppy is a clean lager ....tastes pretty dang good also.
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
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Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 11:19:06 am »
That's a pretty looking beer.  Great beer to have a liter (or 3) of !  I'm totally sold on that fermentation schedule - I do something pretty similar .  I think a lot more brewers will start making lagers with a process where they have results that good and fast.
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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 11:22:43 am »
That's a pretty looking beer.  Great beer to have a liter (or 3) of !  I'm totally sold on that fermentation schedule - I do something pretty similar .  I think a lot more brewers will start making lagers with a process where they have results that good and fast.

yep I agree 100%. I was skeptical, but this is my second lager doing that way, and I can say its sound practice.
This may be my best lager to date, and I have never entered competition but I'm going to look around and see whats coming up next....think I have a winner here.
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 12:02:39 pm »
O'fest is one of my top year-round favorites. I really need to try out the accelerated lager fermentation schedule. I've typically done something similar, but I think I wait a lot longer than needed before I start to ramp up my temps.
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Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 12:52:07 pm »
O'fest is one of my top year-round favorites. I really need to try out the accelerated lager fermentation schedule. I've typically done something similar, but I think I wait a lot longer than needed before I start to ramp up my temps.

It's really a great break through in home brew lagers. One thing for newer Brewers to lagering to keep in mind: good practices drive success. Proper amounts of healthy yeast Pitched, O2, pitching starter cold (most 46-48F) and holding around 50-52F for 5 days on average is key. If you ferment clean, this accelerated schedule really Works. I'm not sure it would have much success with warmer temps outside recommended lager practices  for Pitching and fermenting , as high levels of diacetyl or any off flavored derived from fermentation may impact results for this shortened schedule.
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 01:32:10 pm »
Happy Football day with Oktoberfest and friends.
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2015, 01:40:39 pm »
Looks awesome. Love the sight of full liters, with home brew to boot. !
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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2015, 01:45:47 pm »
Those brews look awesome Ken
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Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2015, 01:46:17 pm »
Yeah tastes even better in a liter jug... Or so my mind says :)

And thus jugs are from Munich !
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2015, 01:53:24 pm »
I ordered a half liter last time I was in Munich. The barmaid, old enough to be my grandma, informed me in broken English, "only women and children drink half liters." I changed my order to the full.

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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2015, 01:56:00 pm »

I ordered a half liter last time I was in Munich. The barmaid, old enough to be my grandma, informed me in broken English, "only women and children drink half liters." I changed my order to the full.
That's awesome!
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2015, 02:17:16 pm »
Pretty funny. Gotta love a culture that has that much reverence for liters of beer. Great beer.
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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2015, 03:50:25 pm »
I ordered a half liter last time I was in Munich. The barmaid, old enough to be my grandma, informed me in broken English, "only women and children drink half liters." I changed my order to the full.
That's classic Steve
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Fermenting: Nothing (ugh!)
Conditioning: Nothing (UGH!)
In keg: Nothing (Double UGH!)
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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2015, 07:35:09 pm »
If I owned a bar, I'd hire her.

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Re: Oktoberfest in January
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2015, 07:35:24 pm »
Also, great pics!