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curious about octoberfest

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-  Booster will up the ABV without affecting the flavor.

-  Brown sugar when devoured by yeast will leave a bit of a molasses taste plus some ABV.  Molasses flavor in an Oktoberfest just doesn't sound appealing.

-  An LME will add about 1% ABV and will affect the final taste and color of the beer to varying degrees.  Any LME would complement the Oktoberfest with the exception (IMNSHO) the Robust.

 

Here's a list of all MRB Recipes that use LME (or DME) and the Oktoberfest HME.  Taking a look at them might give you some insight and inspiration in to what you might want to try and brew.

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On 2/3/2018 at 11:53 PM, Shrike said:

 

Here's a list of all MRB Recipes that use LME (or DME) and the Oktoberfest HME.  Taking a look at them might give you some insight and inspiration in to what you might want to try and brew.

How do you search recipes by refill? I cannot seem to do it. I put in Australian sparkle got nothing but the refill. 

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You might want to spend some time reading the stickies at the top of the forum, and reading through posts that discuss your questions.  Lots of good info to read.

 

A way to cheat on conditioning time is to look at the original gravity of a recipe.  Us the last digits, often a 4, 5, or 6, as the minimum number of weeks you should wait.  

 

But the reality is that everyone has different tastes.  Go 4 weeks, take ONE bottle and refrigerate for 3 days, then try it.  Do another bottle at 6 weeks, and another at 8.  See what YOU like for that recipe.

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