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Old 06-04-2009, 07:47 PM   #91
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I just kegged this sucker. Tastes fantastic out of the hydrometer tube. It spent 3 weeks at ferm temps then crashed to 34F for a week. OG 1.052 and FG 1.011. I mashed at 151 but used the Wyeast Kolsch. Curious why my FG didn't get lower. Doesn't really matter anyway because the flavor of this one is outstanding so far. I cant wait until carbed!!! This is a winner. Very simple and very tasty.

I used gelatin after forgetting kettle finings. Looks like its not crystal clear but not cloudy like a wheat. We'll see how clarity turns out after a few days settling in the keg.

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Old 06-04-2009, 07:54 PM   #92
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Bottled this one today. Finished at 1.008. Nice and dry but some maltiness is definitely present. My wife picked out a slight pear note to it and dang if she wasn't right.

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Old 06-17-2009, 02:39 PM   #93
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This Kolsch is now officially the fastest drained batch I've made. Everyone loves it. It really is very pilsner like. Probably the best beer I've made - literally everyone who tried it liked it, including the women who dont drink beer! Well Done Ed!!!

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Old 06-18-2009, 04:17 PM   #94
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The chicks dig Edwort's Kolsch.
SWMBO on left thinks its the best homebrew yet. 5.5 gallons lasted 3 days.

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:43 PM   #95
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I found 2 bottles in the brew shop on Sunday that I brewed on 5/18/2008. The two kegs are long gone, but I had a little over 10 gallons when I kegged it, so I had a few bottles. Opened one tonight and boy is it still good. I'm going to brew another kolsch soon, this is some good stuff.

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Old 06-26-2009, 05:38 PM   #96
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quick question. Just had my wife pick up the stuff for this recipe and I want to brew it tonight. I just got the yeast so I have not made a starter. Can I just pitch the vial with no problems.

by the way this will be my first all-grain.

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quick question. Just had my wife pick up the stuff for this recipe and I want to brew it tonight. I just got the yeast so I have not made a starter. Can I just pitch the vial with no problems.

by the way this will be my first all-grain.
You can, but it may have a lag time of up to 36 hours.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:04 PM   #98
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I had a really low O.G. (1.029). This was my first all-grain. I have a 5 gal round cooler but I haven't got the ball valve for it so I took a 5 gal paint strainer bag and put that in the cooler. I batch sparge.

I mashed with 3 gal of water and my mash temp was 154deg for 60 min

I then sparged with 1 1/2 gal of 170deg water for 10 min.

I got 3 gal of wort and added water to bring it up to 6 gal for my boil.

Any help would be great.
thanks craig

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You should have added more hot water to the grains to get your 6 or 7 gallons. You need to run all the water through the grains.

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Thanks ed, I will have to do that when I do your Oktoberfest and put it on the Kolsch yeast cake.

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