All Grain - Sonnenstrahl (Kölsch) - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Homebrew Ale Recipes > All Grain - Sonnenstrahl (Kölsch)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-30-2013, 02:53 AM   #1

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: WLP036   
Batch Size (Gallons): 3.5   
Original Gravity: 1.045   
Final Gravity: 1.010   
IBU: 30   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 75   
Color: 4.4 SRM   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days @ 62°F   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days @ 45°F   
Tasting Notes: perfect beer for a hot and humid summer day   

**note the non-conventional 3.5 gallon batch size **

Grist
3 lbs Pilsner malt - 51.4 %
2 lbs Pale Malt - 34.2 %
8.0 oz Munich Malt - 8.6 %
4.0 oz Wheat Malt, Pale - 4.3 %
1.5 oz Acidulated malt - 1.5 % (for mash pH)

Hops
8 g Magnum [13.10 %] - 60.0 min
10 g Opal [6.30 %] - 15.0 min

Yeast
Dusseldorf Alt Yeast (White Labs #WLP036) - reclaimed from altbier

Mash Schedule
Single Infusion, 151°F, Batch Sparge



__________________
My Hombrewing Blog

My Beer Cellar

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 02:40 AM   #2
jasonkeithscott
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Rochester, New York
Posts: 35


Thanks for this, hope to brew it in a week or so, I've been on a Kölsch style kick.

No Irish moss additions or anything special done to your water? That beer looks fantastically clear, I've not had a single Kölsch turn out that clear -- even after four weeks lagering.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 02:14 PM   #3

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonkeithscott View Post
Thanks for this, hope to brew it in a week or so, I've been on a Kölsch style kick.

No Irish moss additions or anything special done to your water? That beer looks fantastically clear, I've not had a single Kölsch turn out that clear -- even after four weeks lagering.
I use Irish moss in the boil and chill quickly to get a good cold break. I also make sure my calcium levels in the water are between 50-100ppm.

My beers still tend to have some chill haze, but extended refrigeration once bottled seems to help a lot. This photo was taken in July. The beer was brewed in the beginning of March. It was pseudo-lagered (down to the low-mid 40s only) for a few weeks then bottled, bottle-conditioned at room temp for a few weeks, and then stored cold.

Good luck with the brew. It is one the of the best beers I've made to date. Let me know how it turns out.
__________________
My Hombrewing Blog

My Beer Cellar

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kölsch Flike01 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 03-01-2012 09:08 AM
Brewer's Best Kölsch Kit...how does it compare to legit Kölsch? jtkratzer Recipes/Ingredients 14 11-09-2010 02:44 AM
Kölsch terrorent Homebrew Ale Recipes 0 07-06-2009 02:59 AM
An Inkönvenient Kölsch macabra11 Label Display & Discussion 1 04-25-2009 12:11 AM
To Kölsch or Not? TulsaStageHand Recipes/Ingredients 5 12-01-2008 02:42 AM


Forum Jump