AG Kolsch Fermentation. - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > AG Kolsch Fermentation.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-02-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
nhannath
Recipes 
 
May 2013
Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3


Hi,

First post. Just made my first AG batch a Kolsh,

Just a question re fermenting for best results.

1) Primary @ 65 for 1 week (or until 1st FG)
2) Secondary @65 for 2 weeks.

Then this is it gets a bit unclear for me. To lager or not??

Should I just bottle at this point and leave at 60 for 2/2 or take the whole secondary and lager for 4 weeks and then bottle. If so do I need to reyeast the lagered beer before bottling?

Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

Thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 02:42 AM   #2
issekremaaa
Recipes 
 
Feb 2013
Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 13
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Just tried my first batch of Kölsch yesterday, delish!


I would recommend primary for 2-3 weeks and then rack to secondary/bottling bucket and leave at colder temperatures for another 2-4 weeks. Worked for me and beer is tasty&clear

Primary for just 1 week seems too short to me

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 03:45 AM   #3
SpeedYellow
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Posts: 1,437
Liked 173 Times on 147 Posts


Part of the beauty of Kolsch IMHO is that it doesn't need any secondary or lagering. A few weeks to clear up is nice, but not needed. As fast as you can get it in a glass is all you need.
__________________
No one gives a doggy doo, about your stupid home brew.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kolsch Fermentation JohnK93 Fermentation & Yeast 6 04-25-2013 02:34 PM
Kolsch fermentation Mgodzilla Fermentation & Yeast 8 02-24-2013 02:45 AM
Kolsch fermentation cherrob123 Fermentation & Yeast 9 02-19-2013 01:11 PM
Kolsch fermentation thesink Fermentation & Yeast 7 03-25-2010 02:09 PM
Kolsch fermentation? Professor Frink General Techniques 11 01-02-2010 10:02 PM


Forum Jump