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Old 11-21-2009, 12:56 PM   #21
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Only made it to day 9 of cold conditioning before I couldn't resist and pulled off a pint. aperbag:
Haha, I did the same thing! What did you think of it up to this point? I thought the flavors really changed after the 4-5 week cold conditioning process. But, I thought it was pretty good after a week or so IIRC.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:06 PM   #22
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Haha, I did the same thing! What did you think of it up to this point? I thought the flavors really changed after the 4-5 week cold conditioning process. But, I thought it was pretty good after a week or so IIRC.
It was pretty tasty but the yeast hasn't flocc'd at all. Hoping some of the fruitiness will mellow once it does, but other than that I really liked it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:18 PM   #23
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Some fruitiness is appropriate for the style... but, it was a light fruitiness from what I remember. The 4-5 week conditioning really does change the beer IME.

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Old 11-23-2009, 07:24 PM   #24
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Some fruitiness is appropriate for the style... but, it was a light fruitiness from what I remember. The 4-5 week conditioning really does change the beer IME.
Yeah it was just a little stronger than I was expecting, but I'm wondering how much of it was from the yeast that will hopefully drop out. I've heard that WLP029 is the fruitiest of the kolsch yeasts and flocc's like ****, so I'll probably try a different yeast the next time.

I still think it's gonna be really tasty though, so thanks for the recipe!
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:15 AM   #25
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SWMBO found thins keg and there is not much chance it will make it through the conditioning time at this rate!

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:34 AM   #26
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Doh! Well, at least she likes it. I hope some of it lasts... because IME it really came into its own after the conditioning phase. If not, you know how to do it again, at you can try that other yeast you were wanting to!

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Old 11-30-2009, 03:00 AM   #27
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Doh! Well, at least she likes it. I hope some of it lasts... because IME it really came into its own after the conditioning phase. If not, you know how to do it again, at you can try that other yeast you were wanting to!
Yeah, as it slowly floccs the fruitiness is becoming more subdued all the time. This will definitely be something I'll try to keep on tap at all times (even if my wife didn't make me, haha). Thanks for a great recipe!
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:56 PM   #28
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great thread guys! although its not this recipe, ive had my kolsch in primary for 2 weeks and fermentation is still pretty active. anyway.. i was planning on racking to secondary and cold-lagering today, but im going to give it at least a few more days to see if the primary slows down. this has been the most active and crazy fermentation yet (only my 3rd batch).

i did have a quick question.. i presume you lager in secondary and bottle after that, correct? right now the beer is pretty bright and fruity/tangy.. from reading neals comments, this should fade over the cold-lagering phase. i used WLP029 also. i used a recipe i found on beersmiths blogs somewhere. it didnt give an OG, but i found elsewhere it should be in the 1.045-1.049 range and i started at 1.050. same thing goes for FG.. the recipe i used didnt give one, but im presently at 1.014 and im lookin to get down to at least 1.010.

thanks for the info!

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Old 01-01-2010, 12:40 AM   #29
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This is drinking so well now, 2 1/2 months since brew day. Thanks again for the recipe Neal!

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Old 01-01-2010, 01:06 PM   #30
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Mine started getting really good at around the 6 weeks at serving temp as well. I'm glad you are enjoying it!

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