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Old 12-03-2012, 12:12 AM   #11
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Still around and clearing, getting better with age too... which makes sense when using kolsch yeast if you can keep hands off it usually gets better and better.

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #12
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Still around and clearing, getting better with age too... which makes sense when using kolsch yeast if you can keep hands off it usually gets better and better.
That looks delicious... and very familiar. Cheers!
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:42 PM   #13
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I'll be brewing this soon with some minor changes for fun: replacing C15 with Honey malt and using WLP810 San Francisco Lager yeast rather than WLP029. I'll report back in about 7 weeks!

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:41 PM   #14
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The keg is carb'd, still could use another week or so of lagering, but this is already a damn tasty beer. I'm pleased.

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #15
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Please help me out sir. On saturday I'll be dropping some lime on the lawn and preparing fro spring and summer outdoor fun. That means I need beer on hand. I'm doing a double brew on sunday and doing 10 gallons of a witbier and want to brew 10 gallons of this tasty looking brew. I've never used a kolsch type yeast. Out of curiosity, is the FG puttered out entirely after the primary, or is there significantly more of a drop in gravity during the lagering process in the keg? Not familiar with kolsch yeasts.

Anything you would do diffeerent with this beer? Think a clarifying agent might help this out (irish moss, etc)?

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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Please help me out sir. On saturday I'll be dropping some lime on the lawn and preparing fro spring and summer outdoor fun. That means I need beer on hand. I'm doing a double brew on sunday and doing 10 gallons of a witbier and want to brew 10 gallons of this tasty looking brew. I've never used a kolsch type yeast. Out of curiosity, is the FG puttered out entirely after the primary, or is there significantly more of a drop in gravity during the lagering process in the keg? Not familiar with kolsch yeasts.

Anything you would do diffeerent with this beer? Think a clarifying agent might help this out (irish moss, etc)?
I can't speak for all Kolsch strains, as I've only ever used WLP029, which is apparently the more flocculant of the commercial strains. Just like with all other yeasts, once it's fully attenuated, you're not going to get any change in FG. My experience with this yeast is that, even fermented at 60F, it finishes up within about 5-7 days (that's soonest I've ever checked). The cold-conditioning/lager phase is primarily to give the beer time to clear. My process is 10 days in primary at fermentation temps, cold crash in primary for 2 days, rack to keg and put in my keezer for a week (on gas) before serving.

I've always used Irish Moss or Whirlfloc, though I always seem to forget that in my recipes . I've heard many people have great success adding some gelatin either to primary to keg... I've always got time, so I've never done that.

This is a great beer, I've actually got a version of it tapped right now... the recipe in this thread is better .

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sweet, thanks for the clarification. It looks so tasty! I'm gonna brew it. I have been averaging 72% efficiency. Is this recipe based on a 75%?

So substituting Crystal 15 with Honey Malt and the kolsch yeast with SF lager turned out better?

I'll post some pics in due time.

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #18
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sweet, thanks for the clarification. It looks so tasty! I'm gonna brew it. I have been averaging 72% efficiency. Is this recipe based on a 75%?

So substituting Crystal 15 with Honey Malt and the kolsch yeast with SF lager turned out better?

I'll post some pics in due time.
It's based on 70% eff, and I prefer the original recipe better, with the C15.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:42 AM   #19
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sweet, thanks for the clarification. It looks so tasty! I'm gonna brew it. I have been averaging 72% efficiency. Is this recipe based on a 75%?

So substituting Crystal 15 with Honey Malt and the kolsch yeast with SF lager turned out better?

I'll post some pics in due time.
Ever get around to making this? I'm curious how it's coming along!
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:04 AM   #20
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actually havent been able to yet. keep getting sidetracked

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