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Offline dbohn

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Octoberfest
« on: July 22, 2011, 11:14:26 PM »
Is it too late to do an Octoberfest style beer for the second weekend in October?
If it's not, any recipe ideas would be great! Thanks in advance!
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Re: Octoberfest
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 11:40:28 PM »
I would venture to say it's not too too late. It would be close. Of course you could also just do a stronger than normal  Helles, which is what the Germans do. Here's what I did this year:


Fermentables
Ingredient   Amount   %   MCU   When
German Munich Malt    8lb 0oz    81.5 %    7.7    In Mash/Steeped
German Pilsner Malt    1lb 0oz    10.2 %    0.2    In Mash/Steeped
Belgian Aromatic Malt    4.00 oz    2.5 %    0.8    In Mash/Steeped
German Sauer (Acidulated) Malt    4.00 oz    2.5 %    0.1    In Mash/Steeped
German CaraRed    4.00 oz    2.5 %    0.7    In Mash/Steeped
German Carafa III    1.00 oz    0.6 %    5.7    In Mash/Steeped


Hops
Variety   Alpha   Amount   IBU   Form   When
Hallertauer Mittlefruh (German)    4.4 %    24 g    12.0    Bagged Pellet Hops    60 Min From End
Tettnanger (German)    4.5 %    21 g    10.8    Bagged Pellet Hops    60 Min From End
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Re: Octoberfest
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 01:29:20 AM »
Go for it!

Here's a fine thread on this excellent beer style.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3006.0
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Re: Octoberfest
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 02:45:03 AM »
Oktoberfest, with a 'K'. Deutschland über alles!
In der Kürze liegt die Würze.

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Re: Octoberfest
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 04:03:50 AM »
Oktoberfest, with a 'K'. Deutschland über alles!

Deutschland?  ;)

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