March 03, 2019

Spring Kölsch

Having missed out on the DC Homebrewers Club Cherry Blossom Competition for the last three year, Safy and I decided to do a brew at around the last minute possible. On Safy’s suggestion we went with a Spring Kölsch and found inspiration from two sources: Trillium Brewing, and the Mad Fermenationsit’s Fall Kolsch (which we have made before).

Background

Brewed on Presidents day02-18-2019 in Beautiful Bloomingdale, Washington DC @ Rory’s With: Rory, Safy, Montana, Cricket, and Spoon. Bottled on ????

Ingredients

  • 8 lbs Pilsener
  • 2 lbs Rye
  • 0.5 lbs Carapils
  • 1 lbs Rice Hulls

Mash

6 gallons of DC Tap:

  • 75 min @ 160°F

Wort

Boiled for 60 Minutes:

  • Nelson Sauvin @ 60
  • Citra @ 15
  • Sterling @ 30
  • Nelson Sauvin @ 0

Primary Fermentation

  • Around 64 - 68°F with a cold crash before bottling
  • OG 1.058 with a check before moving to secondary at 1.020