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Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« on: August 31, 2015, 04:17:02 PM »
I wasn't planning on brewing for Oktoberfest but now I think I will and use lager yeast for the first time.  What yeasts are recommended for oktoberfests?  Any dry yeasts?  How about the Wyeast 2633 Oktoberfest lager blend?

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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 04:20:26 PM »
I'm partial to 2308 and 2206
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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 04:49:48 PM »
You're a little late if you are brewing for this upcoming Oktoberfest.  ;)

Another vote for WY2308.

WY2278, the Czech pils yeast, also makes a nice dry but malty O'fest.

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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 05:45:36 PM »
I made an Oktoberfest with White Labs WLP838 Southern German Lager. It's a quick and strong fermenter that floccs out really well. The beer was already pretty clear before I started to lager. It also does a really good job of letting the malt character shine through.

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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 05:51:03 PM »
I have one with 34/70 going right now, but I won't be able to tell you how it is until November.  I've used Wyeast 2124/WLP830 with success in the past too.
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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 09:42:45 PM »
833.  Not sure I'll ever go back to any of the others

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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 10:52:17 PM »
Thanks, I'll see what the lbhs has.

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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 04:07:31 AM »
Wyeast 2633 (Oktoberfest blend) is my go-to yeast for malty lagers, especially Oktoberfests.
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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2015, 12:35:23 PM »
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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2015, 03:56:51 PM »
833.  Not sure I'll ever go back to any of the others

+1 to this strain too.  Easy to work with, fast fermenter, and produces very low sulfur (if any). 

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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2015, 04:32:51 PM »
833.  Not sure I'll ever go back to any of the others

+1 to this strain too.  Easy to work with, fast fermenter, and produces very low sulfur (if any). 

Yep. My favorite strain for malty lagers.
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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2015, 06:24:05 PM »
I really like 2206 and 2633 for Ofest.
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Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2015, 09:00:14 PM »
You're a little late if you are brewing for this upcoming Oktoberfest.  ;)

Another vote for WY2308.

WY2278, the Czech pils yeast, also makes a nice dry but malty O'fest.

if kegging just 21 days..plenty of time to get it done and served for end of september.

WLP833 is lovely IMO.
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