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Wyeast Oktoberfest (2633) - Suitable for a Doppelbock?
« on: August 12, 2010, 12:03:04 PM »
I've got an straight up Oktoberfest working its way now, but since I've been planning on brewing a Doppelbock, it got me thinking: why not reuse the Oktoberfest yeast for it?

According to Wyeast, their Oktoberfest strain is a "a blend of lager strains designed to produce a rich, malty, complex and full bodied Octoberfest style beer. Attenuates well while still leaving plenty of malt character and mouthfeel. Low in sulfur production."

Sounds like a great option to me for a darker-end Doppelbock (see the base recipe at

Can anyone think of a reason not to?

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Re: Wyeast Oktoberfest (2633) - Suitable for a Doppelbock?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 12:11:58 PM »
I haven't used that yeast, but repitching yeast from an oktoberfest batch in a doppelbock batch is no problem.

The description of the yeast sounds right for those styles, for what that's worth.
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Re: Wyeast Oktoberfest (2633) - Suitable for a Doppelbock?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 12:16:50 PM »

I did just that ~4 years ago (oktoberfest then doppelbock) with 2633.  I thought the doppel was great - it got runnerup BOS at an MCAB entry comp that year with it, so a few other folks agreed that it didn't suck  ;)

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