Saturday, May 10, 2008

Batch 5 - Summer Blast Kolsch

Brewed today - Kolsch - recipe somewhat from one from the HBH.


5 lb Extra Light Malt Extract Syrup

1 1/2 Lb German Light Malt
1/2 Lb Light Crystal Malt (CaraFoam)

1 1/2 Oz. GR Select Hops (4.7%) - boiling only - no flavoring/aromatic

Specific Gravity: 1.050 - starting alcohol potential - 6.5% I believe by volume

Pitched with K-97 German Ale Yeast

Lots of firsts on this one - first time using my wort chiller instead of ice immersion - 30-45 minutes and ready to go in the carboy. First time with a grain bag - used the specialty grains on the heat-up - had to kill the flame at 160 degrees for an extra 20 minutes. Then used a hop sock for the hops.

Delicious summertime goodness ready for June...

The Kolsch is delicious :).

Bottled it May 25.

Ending Specific Gravity: 1.014 - 4.7% abv... decent and a nice refreshing brew :)

Straw color, not too overwhelming.

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