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Old 04-30-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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I just made a kolsch with 80% Premium Pilsner Malt. The color seems to be a little darker than I would expect. The recipe called for German (2row) Pilsner Malt. Is there any difference between the two? Can't find much info on the web about it.

 
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:07 PM   #2
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I never heard of the maltster Premium. In any case, what did you use for the other 20% of your grain bill?

 
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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10% munich, 10% pale wheat

 
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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I Think its made by rahr. AHS has premium pilsner but states its made by rahr

 
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:14 PM   #5
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Various pilsner malts do vary in color but the differences are very small. A 10% Munich addition is going to darken the color. It's your choice but a traditional Kolsch has no Munich malt and that alone would make it lighter in color.

 
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:29 AM   #6
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Yeah, the Munich will darken it a bit, especially if it's Dark Munich. Try reducing the amount next time or use Vienna instead.

 
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:48 PM   #7
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Awesome advice. Thanks

 
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