The last brew of 2016 will be a Kölsch and is my first attempt at lagering. It should be done in six weeks, just in time for groundhog day.
On December 17th, 2016 I brewed with Safy in Max’s backyard in Deanwood, Washington DC. We loosely followed DC’s own, the mad fermentationist’s fall kolsch recipe and purchased our ingredients from 3 Star Brewing Co.’s Homebrew Supply store.
EOTR or “East of the River” comes from a hashtag popular with DC resident living on the eastern bank of the Anacostia River. A bit of wishful thinking with the other brewers and I but we are assuming this is the first post-prohibition Kölsch brewed in the EOTR. Recipe is as follows:
12-17-2016 Brewed in EOTR @ Max’s With: Safy and Max and Audrey OG @ 1.055
5 gallons of DC Tap at 150°F for 75 minutes
Mashed out at 170 and spargared ~170
Boiled for 90 Minutes:
Started at 68°F but kept at 52°F
Started on 1/05/17 - Gravity Check @1.018 Hydrometer Temperature Adjustment to 1.017