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First Oktoberfest- It's drinkable

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Tasting my first sample of Oktoberfest at 3weeks. Probably needs a few more weeks, but it's certainly drinkable, so that's something positive. Got wife to try it and she said, " That's not bad at all", hey I can live with that on first sample!

Carbonation seems fine while drinking but didn't produce much head when pouring.

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Don't use iced mug, just chilled.  Pour 1/2 down side, then rest straight in middle.

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20 minutes ago, RickBeer said:

Don't used iced mug, just chilled.  Pour 1/2 down side, then rest straight in middle.

Lol, I  knew that was coming Rickbeer! I'm not sure that's a habit I'll ever break away from at least for the first one, but who knows, if I can up my brewing game like you guys then maybe.

Now the pour, I guess I've always poured down the side to avoid the foam mustache. My next one I'll give it a try as you suggest.

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20 minutes ago, Timelordjason said:

Good To Know In Case I Ever Brew CRAPPY Tasting Beer ;)

 

No matter how crappy it is, it's always good for boiling some brats in.  :)

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19 minutes ago, Shrike said:

 

No matter how crappy it is, it's always good for boiling some brats in.  :)

 

Oh, and by "brats" I don't mean this:
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 :):)

 

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rick nailed it as usual.  another thing you can do is a steep of carapils (crushed grain) to add body and head retention.  foam is entirely for looks. i'm fine if the head collapses after only a couple minutes.

 

as for cold impacting taste, that's why i drink room temp beer.  every time i have chilled a beer it tastes muted and slightly acidic for lack of a better word. (largely due to more co2 in solution).  i think the only beer i would ever intentionally chill for me would be a kolsch.  i'm not a fan of that saddle blanket / straw taste that some kolsch yeast produces. (unless its the hops they used in it?) chilling it knocks it back a few notches.    i might chill a 'lawnmower beer' too. 

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Hehe, a few weeks ago if somebody told me to pitch my yeast , I'd have thought that meant throwing it in the trash!

Then I opened Pandora's box and found this little keg, cans of malt, bottles, and simple instructions for homebrew.

 

Curiosity is a killer! Hey, it was an Xmas present, as in free, low cost, no overhead, free beer, why not give it a try?

 

Now a month later, there's another, carton of PET bottles, case of long necks with bottle capper, beers in covered bins, another LBK mysteriously appeared. Wife opens the fridge and there's a keg in the fridge, LME, yeast packets, and little packets of rabbit turds (hops).

 

Now I've even got a wand, a little different from Harry Potter's, and my first spell produced "lawnmower beer" and second spell is a Bewitching one! Folks trouble is brewing here! I must be having fun.

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3 hours ago, Cato said:

Hehe, a few weeks ago if somebody told me to pitch my yeast , I'd have thought that meant throwing it in the trash!

Then I opened Pandora's box and found this little keg, cans of malt, bottles, and simple instructions for homebrew.

 

Curiosity is a killer! Hey, it was an Xmas present, as in free, low cost, no overhead, free beer, why not give it a try?

 

Now a month later, there's another, carton of PET bottles, case of long necks with bottle capper, beers in covered bins, another LBK mysteriously appeared. Wife opens the fridge and there's a keg in the fridge, LME, yeast packets, and little packets of rabbit turds (hops).

 

Now I've even got a wand, a little different from Harry Potter's, and my first spell produced "lawnmower beer" and second spell is a Bewitching one! Folks trouble is brewing here! I must be having fun.

 

Welcome to the obsession.  :)

 

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Ya it’s funny. I’m in Lubbock tx today visiting my college student.   The 1st thing I did today was google local breweries and home brew shops in Lubbock. #obsessed

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