Originally Posted by BrianTheBrewer
So im trying to put togeather a nice Kolsch recipe and the recipe calls for Saaz and Spalter. I talked earlier with a friend in my home brew club and he said that those hops may not be around our area. Im trying to put togeather a nice hoppy Kolsch. What kind of hops should I try to get if those are out?
You could use any German noble hop or genetic derivative. Hallertau, Tettnanger and US Hallertau triploids like Mt. Hood, Liberty and Ultra. The aforementioned Vanguard and Sterling work too.