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Old 07-24-2011, 12:31 AM   #281
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Yep, I also stole a little bit of the wort so I could test some my washed Wyeast 1056 too.
I am hoping to be able to save WLP029 for the next few batches to save some $$

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Old 07-26-2011, 10:38 PM   #282
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EdWort, I just had a question about the IBU's of this recipe. Do you enjoy a little bit more bitterness than a traditional Kolsch? I know usually a Kolsch will have around 20-30 IBU's, just wondering what your opinion was on this matter.

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Old 07-26-2011, 10:40 PM   #283
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EdWort, I just had a question about the IBU's of this recipe. Do you enjoy a little bit more bitterness than a traditional Kolsch? I know usually a Kolsch will have around 20-30 IBU's, just wondering what your opinion was on this matter.

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Yeah, this comes in more like a nice German Pils instead of a Kolsch.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:22 AM   #284
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So I brewed this kolsch earlier tonight, and everything went just as expected. I did forget to add pH 5.2 stabilizer, but I hit 1.052, so I shouldn't really stress right? I have never been able to test my mash pH.

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Old 07-28-2011, 12:44 PM   #285
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So I brewed this kolsch earlier tonight, and everything went just as expected. I did forget to add pH 5.2 stabilizer, but I hit 1.052, so I shouldn't really stress right? I have never been able to test my mash pH.
You should be fine. Great job hitting you O.G.

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Old 07-28-2011, 02:06 PM   #286
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You should be fine. Great job hitting you O.G.

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Thanks! I was really happy about it . The beer smells so good right now as it ferments away in my closet. First time I've ever decanted a yeast starter as well.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:06 PM   #287
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It's been a week in the fermenter and I decided to take a gravity reading, almost more because I wanted to sneak a taste of the sample. I have a feeling this is going to be a GREAT one

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Old 08-01-2011, 02:12 AM   #288
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Just did a gravity reading after 1 week, and it is at 1.12, so I will give it 4 more days then rack to a secondary. (a 5 gallon bucket is all my fridge can handle)
How long can I keep it at 40*?
Also, I took a sneak taste.... It tasted great, especially for 7 days!

Thank you Edwort for this excellent recipe!

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:46 AM   #289
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Day 10, and the beer looks great, & tastes great! Now off the fridge to chill for a week...
I saved the yeast so I can do this one again.

Again Edwort, thanks for the recipe!

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Turned out really well, I was expecting more hop flavor from reading this thread. You can really taste the fruity kolsch ester in this one. I fermented around 66 and rose to 69-69 at the end of fermentation.

This is probably my most successful brew to date and my first time using lactic acid in the mash.
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