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Old 01-29-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Kolsch-ish Maris Otter / Northern Brewer SMaSH

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: S-33
Yeast Starter: Nah
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: Nah
Batch Size (Gallons): 5 (UK)
Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.016
IBU: 27
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 5.4
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 18C
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 30 @ 5C
Tasting Notes: Sessionable!!!

This is a very good, sessionable beer, devised from a load of ingredients I needed to use up. It's essentially a Maris Otter/Northern Brewer SMaSH, though I took inspiration from Kolsch methods. Tastes like a Kolsch but breadier and slightly fruity-sweet, with a nice kick of bitterness on the aftertaste. Also reminiscent of steam beer because of the hops.

Fermented at around 15-18C for two weeks, then lagered at around 5C for just under a month.

I have a pressure barrel which I normally use for lagering, but have been using it to serve this as an experiment in line with the bar-top barrels they have in Cologne, and the results are good. It would taste wicked out of a corny though.

It's called 'Claire's Kolsch' below as my wife is a big Kolsch fan - and she gave it a big thumbs up. I've been searching for a 'house' brew since I started brewing, and I think this could be a contender...



Claire's Kolsch (Kolsch)

Original Gravity (OG): 1.050 (P): 12.4
Final Gravity (FG): 1.013 (P): 3.3
Alcohol (ABV): 4.91 %
Colour (SRM): 5.4 (EBC): 10.6
Bitterness (IBU): 27.3 (Average)

100% Maris Otter Malt

0.9 g/L Northern Brewer (9.6% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
0.2 g/L Northern Brewer (9.6% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil)
0.2 g/L Northern Brewer (9.6% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil)


Single step Infusion at 67C for 90 Minutes. Boil for 60 Minutes

Fermented at 18C with Safbrew S-33


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Can you tell me a bit about this yeast? I have only tried s0-5 and s0-4 so far. What makes this one different from the ones I have tried?

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Can you tell me a bit about this yeast? I have only tried s0-5 and s0-4 so far. What makes this one different from the ones I have tried?

Cheers.
There is lots of contention over this yeast! If you search it's name online you'll see what I mean!

I fermented this particular beer cool, and there were some very subdued estery flavours. I have used it in a wit since, fermented higher, and it gave off more of an estery profile. It gave me a decent wit, actually, but opinion is very mixed on this one!
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