I don’t really have a style for this beer. I simply had some German ingredients available and decided to put a quick brew together with what I had. I’ll let style follow function, in an artistic yet utilitarian Bauhaus sorta way. Grain bill is all Oktoberfest but with a Kolsch yeast
It was a Father’s Day brew that went extremely well. I bought a new Blichman Hellfire Burner that worked wonderfully
It was a zen brew day. Enjoyable, easy, relaxing, productive
15 gallon batch
- 10# Pilsner
- 9# Munich, DE
- 6# Vienna, DE
- 4# Wheat, DE
Hops- 7 oz Traditions pellet, same old pellets used in the Oktoberfest beer.
Yeast- White Labs Kolsch.
- Strike temp = 163F 10g
- Mash temp= 150F 1 hour
- Bump w/ 4g @ 180F to raise mash temp to 160F for 15′
- 1 hour boil w/ 7 oz Traditions
- 15′ left add Irish moss
- Starting Gravity = 1.050
Sample tasted spot on.
After 1 week I racked beer for secondary and racked it again 2 weeks later. Gravity measured 1.008. ABV is 5.5%. Sample tasted right, a little alcoholic, sweet from residual malts. I think it’ll age into a nice beer.