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Old 04-27-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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I have some washed Weizen yeast in my fridge, and I am thinking about brewing up a Kolsch this weekend. Has anyone used weizen yeast for a Kolsch and how did it turn out? Or should I just pony up the $10 for some Kolsch yeast?



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Old 04-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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It'd be more of a dampfbier. Still tasty, just different.

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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The only thing that really makes a Kolsch a Kolsch is, in fact, the yeast.

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Backporchbrewery View Post
The only thing that really makes a Kolsch a Kolsch is, in fact, the yeast.
+1. You really need either WY2565 or WLP029 to make a Kolsch. The yeast is very unique.
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