Dr. October

OH man I do love October Festes! I've always loved a malty amber ale that goes down smooth and is packed with flavor. A perfect pairing with wings, which if you were to give me one last meal as I a wait a be heading for shagging the kings lady I would have to go with some meaty BBQ wings and a picture of malty creamy amber ale. Buffalo Wild Wings actually paired up with Red Hook Brewing Company and made the perfect beer for wings called The Game Changer, a Octoberfest esc beer.

So what I did was go on More Beer and found a Octoberfest kit and downloaded their ingredients list. Since I already had some hops and yeast I just tried to buy the different types of grains and I bought some Mt. Hood hops and some Whirlfloc tablets. I couldn't get the exact grains, so I substituted with very similar grains like the carared and the crystal malt 40L.

Now the most ballsiest thing of done so far is say fuck it to something bad that happened. My thermoter I got from the orginal kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop popped in the mash around minute 70. LOL, the red seeped into the wort and I was freaking out! I called my dad and he was like, just chuck it it's not worth mercury posining. However, I did not waste all that grain and time, just becuase I "might" get sick from a little bit of mercury.

I continued with the mash and into the boil, I was so worried about weither to chuck it or not I totally forgot to take any gravity readings. I made up my mind that I would write the Broklyn Brew Shop and ask exactly what would happen if I contiued to brew the batch. They wrote back after a couple of days and assured me that it was just made of alchole and red dye, so I finally relaxed and called it good.

The Brew

  • Style

    Mailbock/Helles Bock (Octoberfest)

  • Starting Water

    9 gallons

    Just keeping record of the amount of water I've started with befroe each brew.
  • Pre Boil Gravity

    dun't know

    Taking the gravity before the boil, to make sure the boil went well.
  • Original Gravity

    Yeah I broke my thermometer

    The Original Gravity is the specific gravity measured before fermentation. Gravity is the ratio of the density of a sample to the density of water. Basically sugar vs water. OG - FG = ABV
  • Final Gravity

    Whats the point?

    The Final Gravity is the specific gravity measured at the completion of fermentation. Basically sugar vs water. OG - FG = ABV
  • ABV

    It had a punch!

    Alcohol By Volume. How much alcohol is in the beer, the higher the drunker you get! This one the math and gravities were a little off.
  • Pale Malt (2 Row) (2.0 SRM)


    Smooth, less grainy, moderate malt flavor. Basic malt for all beer styles.
  • Caramel/Crystal malt 40L (40.0 SRM)


    Adds body, color and improves head retention.
  • Caravienne Malt (22.0 SRM)


    A light crystal malt used by Belgian breweries to produce Abbey or Trappist style ales, and is appropriate for any recipe that calls for crystal malt. It is also known as Cara 20.
  • Carared (20.0 SRM)


    Provides fuller body and imparts a deep, saturated red color, particularly to red ales and lagers, Scottish ales, bocks and altbiers.
  • Galaxy Hops

    .5oz 60min.

    Highly sought after Australian aroma hop with limited supply. Huge oil content with pungent citrus and passionfruit flavors.
  • Mt. Hood

    1oz 10min.

    Sister hop to Liberty and Crystal, mildest flavor of the three. Mild, sweet and floral descendant of Hallertau. Aroma for German or US ales and craft lagers. Typical alpha: 4.0-7.0%.
  • Whirlfloc

    1 Tablet

    Used to clear up the beer.
  • Yeast

    Safe US-05 Dry Ale

    These microscopic fungi are the mojo in the juice when it comes to Alcohol. They consume sugar, then piss carbonation and shit alchole, then reproduce and do it again.
  • corn sugar


    Priming sugar, used finish off the fermination. It's used to self carbonate the beer during bottling.
  • IBU

    I would say about 18.

    International Bittering Units. The measurement of bitterness of the beer ranging from 0 to 100, where 100 is super hoppy.
  • SRM Color Scale


    Number guide to beer color, 0 - 40 Yellow into Black
    color guide
  • Finial Amount

    4ish Gallons

    The finial amount of beer I got at the end of the whole brewing process

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