My dentist, who brews 3 beers at a time, was given a Northern Brewery Kolsch kit. It wasn't his style so he gave it to me. Here are the contents of the box:
- 1lb Pilsen dry malt extract (60min)
- 6lbs Pilsen malt syrup late addition (15min)
- 1oz Tradition (60min)
- 1oz Hersbrucker (30min)
It doesn't come with yeast so I'm going with liquid WL029
I was wondering if I could tweet this recipe with anything extra. Because it is an Altbeir, you wouldn't be caught dead adding any fruits or anything like that. You would upset a lot of people in Cologne. The only thing I can think of would be a partial grain mash to up the ABV, use a significantly different yeast, or to use something besides simple sugar for a primer. I know kolschs are simple beers and they're not on the top of my list but I was hoping someone would know of something different to make this plain recipe a little more interesting.