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Old 03-09-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default Conan in a Kolsch?

Any tried this or something similar or have any feedback on how well it would work?

I think the fruity esters could work nicely with a simple grainbill and minimal hops but this will be my 1st time using Conan.

I will def be using it in an IPA soon but was planning on brewing a kolsch next to allow it time to lager.

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:32 PM   #2
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Alright, I'll bite. What is Conan? Am I completely out of touch with the new hop strains?

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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I really liked using French Strisselspalt hops in mine. I don't know anything about Conan.

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Yeast strain from the alchemist/heady topper

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Isn't a kolsch by definition a beer that uses kolsch yeast strains? Is Conan a kolsch strain?

Based on the clean, hoppy character of a kolsch beer, I would think Conan would work. Do you have a source for Conan, or are you harvesting it from a can of HT?

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I know there had been some speculation that Conan was indeed at one point a kolsch strain. Personally I think it would be delicious.

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Harvested from a can, about to step it up again later today.

I know the style is essentially defined by the yeast but from what I've read I think Conan could work great if the esters aren't too upfront but I don't see many people using it in non hop forward beers

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Sounds like a fun beer to experiment on. Should be peachy if fermented low. Please post your recipe and results when you have them. Interested in what happens!

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Yea, it won't be a kolsch without a kolsch yeast, but it may be a clean, tasty ale.

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Yeast strain from the alchemist/heady topper
Clearly, I'm out of touch!
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