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Posted in thread: WLP029 Question on 09-18-2015 at 06:08 PM
Good advice above. I have been using 029 regularly to brew a Kottbusser as my house beer. I
have been ramping down after fermentation is done, 2-3 weeks, give or take, then holding it at
34F in the pr...
Posted in thread: Who Brews 5 Gal Batches in ~20 Gal Pot on 09-18-2015 at 05:51 PM
Would a 15 gal pot allow me to do high OG 10 gallon batches?The OG should not really be a
factor unless you are mashing in the kettle, like with brew in a bag. The biggest factors are
boil time and ta...
Posted in thread: Kottbusser - A style deserving of revival! on 08-31-2015 at 02:31 PM
Specifically, the yeast may've been stressed. I brewed this beer & fermented it starting
2/11/15. I made a starter for the WL029 kolsch yeast in 800ml spring water with .17lb pilsner
LME @ 85.1F. Deve...
Posted in thread: Kottbusser - A style deserving of revival! on 08-12-2015 at 03:22 PM
I checked it yesterday morning and all was good. The yeast blowoff was so thick, that it was
all contained on the top slope of the carboy. The carboy stopper was found in the exact
location as in the ...
Posted in thread: Kottbusser - A style deserving of revival! on 08-12-2015 at 01:15 AM
Kottbusser went boom!295871
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The first cousin of not checking valves: Not checking hose clamps.
Posted in thread: Kottbusser - A style deserving of revival! on 08-10-2015 at 03:00 PM
Batch 3 is in the fermentor. After going to the Great Taste of the Midwest Saturday (out of
1000+ beers, no Kotty), I was inspired to brew my third batch yesterday. That, and I kicked the
small, 2 gal...
Posted in thread: Kottbusser - A style deserving of revival! on 07-28-2015 at 05:01 PM
I am a bit late on this, but my second run at the Kottbusser was interesting. As I mentioned
before, I split my wort into two 5 gallon fermentors rather than a single 6 gallon after having
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