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Has anyone ever tried to make a Kolsch type beer?
Looking for something like a Sunner Kolsch.
I was thinking of taking maybe the czech pilsner or pilothouse pilsner and adding the pale export ume.

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I have a delicious Kolsch recipe although its AG. Never had the Sunner one though. Mine was 5 gallons and 1 of the 2 cases is already gone and its only been bottled for 4 weeks!

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I made two 5 gallon batches of Kolsch and it is my favorite thus far.

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"D Rabbit" post=267483 said:

I have a delicious Kolsch recipe although its AG. Never had the Sunner one though. Mine was 5 gallons and 1 of the 2 cases is already gone and its only been bottled for 4 weeks!


Well, let's have it! :drinking:

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"D Rabbit" post=267483 said:

I have a delicious Kolsch recipe although its AG. Never had the Sunner one though. Mine was 5 gallons and 1 of the 2 cases is already gone and its only been bottled for 4 weeks!


Well, let's have it! :drinking:

Sorry for the double post. First it wasn't there at all, and then it posted twice without me doing anything. Crazy electronics.

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Recipe: Kryptic Kolsch
Brewer: Dan
Asst Brewer:
Style: Kölsch
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.52 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.047 SG
Estimated Color: 4.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 25.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.3 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
7 lbs 10.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 77.8 %
14.0 oz Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.9 %
12.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 3 7.7 %
8.8 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 5.6 %
1.38 oz Tettnang [3.70 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 18.2 IBUs
1.10 oz Tettnang [3.70 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 6 7.2 IBUs
1.0 pkg Kolsch Yeast (Wyeast Labs #2565) [124.21 Yeast 7 -


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 12.8 oz
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 12.25 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 3 steps (0.37gal, 2.26gal, 2.26gal) of 168.0 F water
Notes:
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Refractometer Reading: 10.7/10.8
OG: 1.042
FG: 1.006

5 Gallons Primed with 140 grams of Corn Sugar 5/18/12

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I was a little low on my OG, not really sure why, but it attenuated well and still came out really good. Especially to me since I'm not much on lighter brews.

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I'm gonna do a Kolsch recipe either on Tuesday or Thursday. I've never done a Kolsch before, but this is supposed to be similar to a Reisdorf Kolsch which is awesome. This is a 5 gal extract recipe, however you can scale it down to an LBK size if you like. I bought the ingredients from Brewmasters warehouse, which is great for buying custom made recipes. Also, I almost wish I had gone with White Labs yeast instead. All my recent brews have been great with White Labs.


Type: Extract Date: 5/29/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.13 gal Brewer:
Boil Size: 2.44 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Pot ( 3 Gal/11.4 L) - Extract
End of Boil Volume 2.22 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 4.88 gal Est Mash Efficiency 0.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Taste Notes:

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
12.0 oz Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 1 11.5 %
4 lbs 4.0 oz Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2 65.4 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 3 23.1 %
1.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 15.2 IBUs
0.25 oz Select Spalt [4.75 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 1.3 IBUs
1.03 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 6 -
0.25 oz Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 0.4 IBUs
0.25 oz Select Spalt [4.75 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 0.5 IBUs
1.0 pkg Kolsch Yeast (Wyeast Labs #2565) [124.21 ml] Yeast

Type: Extract Date: 5/29/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.13 gal Brewer:
Boil Size: 2.44 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Pot ( 3 Gal/11.4 L) - Extract
End of Boil Volume 2.22 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 4.88 gal Est Mash Efficiency 0.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0


Est Original Gravity: 1.050
Est Final Gravity: 1.012
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.0 %
Bitterness: 17.5 IBUs Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 5.3 SRM

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I finally did this particular recipe today, although my OG was 1.056. With the 1.6L starter, I already need to put the blow-off tube on 7 hours later.

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The Kolsch that was offered by MrB was great but now that it's gone I too am going to have to find a good Kolsch recipe because I find it a great late summer time beer.

T4G

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For those doing AG, this recipe is simple and I was very happy with the results.

3 gallon batch:

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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 94.1 %
4.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.9 %
0.50 oz Saaz [3.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 3 14.5 IBUs
0.25 oz Hallertauer [3.80 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 4 9.2 IBUs
1 pkg German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) [ Yeast 5 -

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Mashed at 150 for 60 minutes.
Boiled for 90 minutes.
Fermented at 65 for two weeks.
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"Kealia" post=269256 said:

For those doing AG, this recipe is simple and I was very happy with the results.

3 gallon batch:

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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 94.1 %
4.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.9 %
0.50 oz Saaz [3.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 3 14.5 IBUs
0.25 oz Hallertauer [3.80 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 4 9.2 IBUs
1 pkg German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) [ Yeast 5 -

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Mashed at 150 for 60 minutes.
Boiled for 90 minutes.
Fermented at 65 for two weeks.
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Simple is good.... Putting this one on my list, may use Wyeast 2565, since my LHBS doesn't have the White Labs yeasts.

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"Trying 4 Greatness" post=269062 said:

The Kolsch that was offered by MrB was great but now that it's gone I too am going to have to find a good Kolsch recipe because I find it a great late summer time beer.

T4G


That was probably my second favorite MrBeer brew that I did, after the seasonal Dubbel.

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"Rebel_B" post=269262 said:


Simple is good.... Putting this one on my list, may use Wyeast 2565, since my LHBS doesn't have the White Labs yeasts.

I read good things about both. I just used the one that my LHBS had in stock at the time so it was a toss up. I wouldn't hesitate to use the Wyeast either.

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"Kealia" post=269531 said:

"Rebel_B" post=269262 said:


Simple is good.... Putting this one on my list, may use Wyeast 2565, since my LHBS doesn't have the White Labs yeasts.

I read good things about both. I just used the one that my LHBS had in stock at the time so it was a toss up. I wouldn't hesitate to use the Wyeast either.

I used the wyeast in 2 beers recently, and was very pleased with the results.

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"Kealia" post=269256 said:

For those doing AG, this recipe is simple and I was very happy with the results.

3 gallon batch:

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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 94.1 %
4.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.9 %
0.50 oz Saaz [3.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 3 14.5 IBUs
0.25 oz Hallertauer [3.80 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 4 9.2 IBUs
1 pkg German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) [ Yeast 5 -

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Mashed at 150 for 60 minutes.
Boiled for 90 minutes.
Fermented at 65 for two weeks.
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Brewed this one today... Used 1/4 lb Munich 20L, but it looks super pale anyway; OG: 1.048.. I also used the Wyeast 2565 Kolsch yeast. I'll report results when drinking it when it's ready!

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Nice. I just checked my notes and my OG was 1.052 but I doubt those few points are going to make any difference.

I hope you like it - I'll be watching for pics.

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"Kealia" post=270757 said:

Nice. I just checked my notes and my OG was 1.052 but I doubt those few points are going to make any difference.

I hope you like it - I'll be watching for pics.

Wish I could post pics from my phone; puter is DOA right now. Firewalled at work, no MrB access there :smash:

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No worries, there's plenty of time for fermenting pics, first pour, etc.

I've been enjoying mine on the warmer nights since this is such a light, clean, crisp beer.

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"Kealia" post=270797 said:

No worries, there's plenty of time for fermenting pics, first pour, etc.

I've been enjoying mine on the warmer nights since this is such a light, clean, crisp beer.

Usually gets warm here in August & September. I'm curious how it'll turn out. Had my first Kolsch beer last week by Odin Brewing (Seattle, WA).

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The first time I had a kolsch was with a fresh-made pretzel and warm dipping cheese on a hot summer night on a brewery's patio. Mmmmmm..... That's how I associate them now.

It's fun to make up some homemade pretzels to go with them, too.

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"Kealia" post=270797 said:

No worries, there's plenty of time for fermenting pics, first pour, etc.

I've been enjoying mine on the warmer nights since this is such a light, clean, crisp beer.

This has been conditioning for 14 days, time to taste it! First pour; light, clean, refreshing drink after a warm day working. Continental flavor comes through.

[attachment=8558]Kolsch_Small.jpg[/attachment]

:chug:

Oh Yeah, details: OG: 1.048, FG 1.008 +/- 5.2% ABV

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It's hard to tell from the pic but it looks a bit darker than mine - not that its a bad thing, mind you.

After some time in the fridge it will be crystal clear, too.

Sounds like you brewed a good one sir.

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It does look darker in the picture... I'll take another picture (second pour) with better lighting. I used the darker Munich 20L in the recipe, but still only calculates out at 3.7L.

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