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(M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« on: September 28, 2018, 03:09:27 PM »
I can't ferment a lager but I can make an Oktoberfest inspired ale. I took a traditional Marzen recipe and used Wyeast German Ale 1007. It turned out great. Has anyone else tried doing this?

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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 04:18:04 PM »
Done it many times
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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 05:06:42 PM »
Looks good, but I think the yeast nutrient should be 0.5 tsp and not 5 tsp.
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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 05:50:11 PM »
Looks good, but I think the yeast nutrient should be 0.5 tsp and not 5 tsp.

Good catch!
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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 09:48:26 PM »
Tried it a long time ago with US-05 and it turned out great.
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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 01:14:15 AM »
Tried it a long time ago with US-05 and it turned out great.

So did I a few times, but unfortunately with not the same results
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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 01:36:12 AM »
I’ve used Nottingham at cooler temps for a clean lager-like effect with fairly good results. 


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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2018, 02:39:00 PM »
Tried it a long time ago with US-05 and it turned out great.

So did I a few times, but unfortunately with not the same results

I was expecting that response from you. Ha! I forgot how horrible US-05 is. Thanks for correcting me.  :o
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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2018, 02:51:01 PM »
Tried it a long time ago with US-05 and it turned out great.

So did I a few times, but unfortunately with not the same results

I was expecting that response from you. Ha! I forgot how horrible US-05 is. Thanks for correcting me.  :o

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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018, 04:17:52 PM »
Tried it a long time ago with US-05 and it turned out great.

So did I a few times, but unfortunately with not the same results

I was expecting that response from you. Ha! I forgot how horrible US-05 is. Thanks for correcting me.  :o

You have your tastes, I have mine.  It's about  preferences,  not who's right or wrong.

It's definitely about preference. I know you're right though so it's a good thing.
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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2018, 04:55:53 PM »
I’ve used Nottingham at cooler temps for a clean lager-like effect with fairly good results. 


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(M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2018, 08:40:30 PM »
I used 2 packs at 55*F for mine but the website says it will go down to 50*F.


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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2018, 09:12:37 PM »
Thanks.  If 55° does the trick, no need to go colder.  Also good to know only 1 extra pack is needed. 
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Re: (M)Oktoberfest – Brewing an Oktoberfest Ale with Wyeast 1007
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2018, 07:19:19 PM »
34/70 is the best choice for this type of beer, IMO. It is a lager yeast that will produce a clean beer that tastes like a lager at 55-60F. There's no need to use an ale strain when there's a lager strain that works just fine at those temps.
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