I've been doing extract brews and wanted to know when the best time to do Oktoberfest is... was thinking I should do a batch at the beginning of July.
My recipe currently is:
3 lbs Briess Sparkling Amber DME (15 min)
3 lbs Briess Pilsen Light DME (60 min)
1 oz German Tradition hops (60 min)
1 oz German Mandarina hops (15 min, maybe overkill? do I need this?)
2 lbs Weyermann Caramunich Malt (I II or III though? Not sure... is there a better choice?)
I don't have a way to lager yet, so I needed help on the yeast strain, obviously Oktoberfest is usually lagered, but is there an ale strain that can produce similar results? Also, is there anything you would change about this recipe? Trying to keep costs low, but tasty.