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Old 01-30-2013, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default All Grain - Sonnenstrahl (Kölsch)

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 **

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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

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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.
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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.
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