Alright, for the second year in a row, we've brewed an Oktoberfest that isn't really an Oktoberfest. It's a pretty bold recipe though, and it turned out great last year, so we went with the same thing again. We'll come up with a good name for it later.
I'll keep this short and sweet. It went really smoothly. We had great fun with the initial brewing. The O.G. was 1.054, which according to this recipe is exactly what it should have been. The initial tasting was great. We all agreed it was very sweet and had great hop character. The hops added at flameout were very noticeable.
For the sake of completeness, since this blog was updated we've done a couple different beers, but not as many as we would have liked. We've done a Chocolate-orange porter, which after a week of being delicious, we all decided had suddenly turned on us. It brought us down a bit, so we didn't touch it for months as it sat, refrigerated, in our kegerator. One day, we tried it again as a dare to see how bad it had gotten, and the beer had pulled a full resurrection and was delicious again.
We recently brewed our World Famous IPA again, for the third year in a row. It seems promising. We are waiting for us to finish the Chocolate-Orange porter so as to free up the kegerator, and then we'll be starting this immediately.