This weekend, I brewed my Rocktoberfest Lager. It is hard to believe that this is my 4th time brewing it as a lager. Time sure does fly. This is actually the closest that I've brewed it to the right time for it to be ready for an Oktoberfest-style celebration.
The beer was meant to be a pleasant malty fall beer to drink during the baseball playoffs, preferably watching the Rockies. Unfortunately, like last year, the Rockies are no where close to making the playoffs. It is ok, though, I can also drink it watching football or just sitting on my patio on a cool autumn day. Heck, I can drink it on a hot summer day if need be.
The brew-day started off before church on Sunday. I got the mash started about 20 minutes before we got in the minivan. I let the mash go through church and started draining the mash tun when we got home. The temperature maintained a consistent 154ish the whole time.
By the time I pitched, the wort was at about 52, which is perfect.
The OG was right at 1.058 (recipe planned for 1.057). The sample tasted very nice.
I am looking forward to drinking this beer in late September and all of October. Yummy.
Go Rockies! (as I type this, the Rockies have a .381 winning percentage. They are last in their division (again) and have the 2nd worst record in baseball. Pathetic.
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