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Old 02-23-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default blonde / light ale recipe with pilsner malt

I was a bit too enthusiastic and bought a few items for my first batch of pilsner. But after i received my items i read that lager need a lot of time to ferment, and i really haven't got the equipment to keep the temp that low for that long.
so, the ingredients that i have are;

5 kg (11 pound) of pilsner malt
100g (3,5 oz) of hallertauer hop
100g (3,5 oz) of saaz hop
22g (0,77 oz) of saflager yeast

i would like to brew a light / blonde ale with these items, i read that these ales are the most similar to pilsners. I'm just looking for something a bit similar, i don't have a lot of experience with the taste of beer other than dutch pilsner.

obviously i need other yeast, but has anyone a recipe where i can reuse the hop & malt?



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Old 02-23-2014, 08:14 PM   #2
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Simply use Safale S-04 or US-05 instead. It'll be great.



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Dogstar is spot on. Those yeasts will do the job. The distinction there is that 04 should give you a little more yeast character.

I would also add that you have almost an ideal ingredient list for a Kolsch. Just get some Kolsch yeast. White Labs and Wyeast make them, and I think there is a dry version too. If you want something more like Pils or more continental I'd go that route.

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I'm planning to do a SMaSH German blonde ale with Bohemian Pilsner, Hallertau and US-05, so I will be interested to hear how yours turns out.

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply's!

I've read a bit about kolsch beers and it sounds great, and i can reuse almost everything.
If anyone has a recipe, please share. I found this one and if i use it with wyeast 2565 at room temp will it be okay?

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Depending on the size of the batch, you have the recipe written in the OP. Kolsch can be just pils. Use the Hallertau for bittering, and the Saaz for some late hop character (keep it subtle if brewing to style). You just need yeast. As for that, if you're doing this at room temperature, I'd go with the White Labs Kolsch WLP029. It seems less affected if you're at room temp. I like the low 60s, but it'll be ok up to around 68 F.

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If you use the 029 it can produce a sulfur taste that needs to be aged out, preferably by cold conditioning. I brewed one on November, fermented in the mid 60s that had a sulfury taste after bottling in December. I left it in my garage (around 40 or so this time of year) and it got alot better around the start of February.

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I've never had more than a hint of the sulfur. But, a hint is a hint. Your aging sounds about right though, as a Kolsch really should be lagered for around 2-4 weeks, strictly speaking.

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I do a Kolsch and an Alt with 029. Never noticed sulfur with the Alt, probably due to all the other stuff in there compared to the Kolsch. My Kolsch is a pretty spare recipe, pil, vienna and 2oz of nobles.



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