Pumptoberfest " Punkin pie on top of an Oktoberfest "
Ok! First batch of Oktoberfest came out ok I guess. Wasn't as potent as I hoped but definitely drinkable. So, here's round 2! I'm using the same kit for Oktoberfest but adding some pumpkin spice and organic puree . This will be the first time I've modded a kit and I'm pretty excite about it.
I followed the directions but made a few changes this time. Boil duration was 80 minutes and below are the modifications I made.
I had two 1 oz packages of Liberty Hops, the directions say to add both at the beginning but I'm going to add the second 15 minutes before boil end. Hope to get more of a hoppy aroma out it. Why? I don't know.
I added 2 tsp at the beginning of the boil and a half tsp 15 minutes before the end.
I added one can of organic pumpkin puree at the very beginning. I was surprised because at first it was chunky but by the end of the boil it was mostly dissolved but a few smaller pieces.
I'm going to let the primary run a little longer than the one week like the kit says, probably more like 2 1/2 - 3 weeks. After that I'm bottling and letting it sit until September/October. If only I had a cave to put it in...
Hopefully there will be a fest in Oktober ;)