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Old 08-18-2009, 05:23 AM   #111
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This was my understanding also, but both the original recipe and the recipe on BMW explicitly state a 60 minute boil. Is there a reason for that?
I'd go ahead and boil for 90. It can't hurt anything.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:10 AM   #112
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Just finished this recipe. Did a 90 minute boil. Efficiency was pretty miserable - 5.25gals into the fermenter at 1.041 for 54%. First runnings were 1.069 and pre-boil 1.029.

I've been told that recipes with a high percentage of wheat malt can require enzymes for proper conversion. Does anyone else use this? I see a few others in this thread with the same problem, so I'm glad it's not just me

I'm expecting it to come out well regardless of the gravity though. I hit my mash temp right on at 151F and had a smooth brewday otherwise.

Thanks for the recipe!

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:05 AM   #113
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excellent brew

if i decide to make this a house recipe, and use 2row instead of pilsner grain, would it taste like a totaly different brew? i would buy in bulk and most of my other recipes use 2row

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:26 AM   #114
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Friends and I just drank up my Bee Cave last nite.

OUTSTANDING.

The one difference I had with my Kolsch is I rocked better efficiency than I usually do...almost ten percent higher, then boiled for ninety minutes and ended up with a higher gravity 1.O6O. I adjusted the bitterness accordingly.

She's big, but that Kolsch yeast taste is pretty unmistakable...especially if you ferment in the high sixties

Big Kolsch is a great beer.

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Old 08-24-2009, 04:07 AM   #115
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She's big, but that Kolsch yeast taste is pretty unmistakable...especially if you ferment in the high sixties
Really? I've always fermented a Kolsch on the really cold side, and I always liked how clean and lager-like it turned out. What kind of flavors come out on the higher side?
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:28 PM   #116
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After 2 weeks at 66-68F I racked to the keg. The beer is crystal clear - I could see all the way through the fermenter! OG was 1.041 but the FG was 1.006 for an ABV of 4.55%.

And it's delicious! Really looking forward to getting this one cold and carbed.

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Old 09-08-2009, 12:00 AM   #117
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Just got into brewing so I don't All-Grain quite yet.

Anyone have any opinion on that extract-based recipe from earlier in the thread?

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f62/bee-...48/index8.html

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Old 09-08-2009, 12:04 AM   #118
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It's wonderful, just brew it! Seriously, this brew is one of those you'll find yourself brewing over and over again...people LOVE it. I just brewed another 5g today, and it's probably my 4th batch this year. Total crowd pleaser, plus just a great beer to sit down at night with and catch some TV.

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Here's my shot at it. Head retention is amazing. Flavor is delicious. I predict this keg will disappear at my Oktoberfest party this weekend.



It's still a little cloudy, but it's the first pull from the keg. I expect it'll clear a lot in the following pints.

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Here's my shot at it. Head retention is amazing. Flavor is delicious. I predict this keg will disappear at my Oktoberfest party this weekend.
It was a huge hit at the party! One guest thought I had brought in a keg of commercial beer so people who didn't like homebrew would have something to drink. I'll take that as a compliment!

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