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Old 02-18-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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what do you guys think?


Style: Kölsch
---RECIPE SPECIFICATIONS-----------------------------------------------
SRM: 3.7 SRM SRM RANGE: 3.5-5.0 SRM
IBU: 23.4 IBUs Tinseth IBU RANGE: 20.0-30.0 IBUs
OG: 1.047 SG OG RANGE: 1.044-1.050 SG
FG: 1.008 SG FG RANGE: 1.007-1.011 SG
BU:GU: 0.501 Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz Est ABV: 5.1 %
EE%: 75.00 % Batch: 5.50 gal Boil: 7.00 gal BT: 60 Mins

---WATER CHEMISTRY ADDITIONS----------------


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 56.3 %
2 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 2 22.5 %
10.1 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 3 7.1 %
4.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.8 %

Total Grain Weight: 8 lbs 14.1 oz Total Hops: 1.50 oz oz.
---MASH PROCESS------MASH PH:5.20 ------
>>>>>>>>>>-ADD WATER CHEMICALS BEFORE GRAINS!!<<<<<<<
Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Saccharification Add 30.31 qt of water at 155.8 F 152.0 F 75 min
Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 7 min 168.0 F 10 min

---SPARGE PROCESS---
>>>>>>>>>>-RECYCLE FIRST RUNNINGS & VERIFY GRAIN/MLT TEMPS: 72.0 F/152.0 F
>>>>>>>>>>-ADD BOIL CHEMICALS BEFORE FWH
Remove grains, and prepare to boil wort

---BOIL PROCESS-----------------------------
Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.038 SG Est OG: 1.047 SG
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1.50 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 23.4 IBUs
2.00 g Seeds of Paradise (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 6 -
0.75 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 7 -
0.75 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 8 -
0.75 oz Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 9 -

WLP029 Kolsch yeast

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Old 02-20-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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updated with yeats

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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I tend not to mess too much with the classics. I like using just pilsner with a little bit of Munich, some German noble hops, and the yeast you're using.

Any reason you're adding the spices and oranges? That recipe with almost give you a wit/kolsch taste.

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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I tend not to mess too much with the classics. I like using just pilsner with a little bit of Munich, some German noble hops, and the yeast you're using.

Any reason you're adding the spices and oranges? That recipe with almost give you a wit/kolsch taste.
Thats kind of what I was going for.. I'm not a huge fan of belgian wit yeast, and thought i might get some more interesting flavors from the kolsch yeast over us-05. I know its not true to the guidelines but should make an interesting beer. I was also thinking of adding some flaked oat too.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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Fresh orange peal, coriander and paradise seed spice mix

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Thats kind of what I was going for.. I'm not a huge fan of belgian wit yeast, and thought i might get some more interesting flavors from the kolsch yeast over us-05. I know its not true to the guidelines but should make an interesting beer. I was also thinking of adding some flaked oat too.
If that's what you were hoping to achieve, I think you're spot on. Should be a very interesting beer, and pretty damn drinkable.
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I like seeing people push the envelope. The "kolsch" in the thread title made me think of the classic ale. Post a follow up to how this came out.

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Old 02-25-2012, 08:41 PM   #8
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5 days in the fermenter gravity seems stuck around 1.015 taste pretty good, a little heavy on the orange but should mellow during lagering. Does anyone have experience with this strain? Is it a slow finisher?

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