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Old 06-18-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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Brewing a Kölsch, and looking for input. Especially on the second hop addition. It buys me only 2 IBUs, but wondering if it will make the beer better. Trying to keep it simple, and all the grains I was looking to use required mashing, so no steeping grains here. thanks.

Briess Pilsen Extra Light Liquid Extract 2 lbs, 12 oz
Briess Munich Liquid Extract 1 lbs, 0 oz
Briess Bavarian Wheat Liquid Extract 0 lbs, 4 oz
Hallertau Pellets, German 1 oz @ 60 mins
Hallertau Pellets, German 1 oz @ 1 mins
White Labs German Ale/Kolsch 1 ea

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Old 06-18-2010, 02:10 AM   #2
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Is this for a 5 gallon batch?
If so, according to style, OG is low~1.029, IBU's low~21, SRM a little high~5.8.

If you want a nice light beer with low bitterness then go for it!

I'd push the boil hops to about 1.5oz and add another 2lbs of pils extract for ~28IBU's and ~1.043OG.

But that is me!

Looks good either way! Good luck and post results!

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Oh yeah, 3 gallon batch, sorry

Rather 3 boil, 2.5 to bottles.

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Also, at 15 min using irish moss, trying to make it really clear. Will also ice bath cold crash as well after ferm.

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Oh yeah, at 3 gallons it looks much better.

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