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  1. BrewBuilder19

    Dieter G03 - Ester Beer

    Hi All, I am in the middle of brewing a Kolsch and used Imperial's G03 Dieter Strain. I pitched a 1.5L starter at 60 degrees in 5G batch after aerating for a solid 90 seconds with pure O2. Once airlock activity slowed (around 4 days) I let the temp rise to about 68 which took a couple days...
  2. G

    Water profile for a Kolsch All grain

    Hello all, Im new to water adjustment and I recently had a RO system installed and sent a sample to Ward labs for analysis. I've been playing around with Bru'n water and this is what I've come up with. How does the PH and water adjustments looks for a Kolsch beer. From what I've read, the PH...
  3. BryggAnton

    Loosing carbonation after pouring from a keg

    Hi folks! It seems like i have a problem with the carbonation leaving my beer to fast. When pouring my kölsch to a glass there is a great amount of carbonation. And the first sips there is alot of carbonation. But it seems like the carbonation is leaving the glass very fast so when drinking...
  4. sidds457

    Kolsch and Mango?

    Has anyone ever had a Kolsch with fruit flavoring? I have a Kolsch in primary fermentation, and some mango puree in the refrigerator. Should I put it in the fermentor while secondary? I don't know how I feel about it! Super curious, but super scared.
  5. M

    Kolsch temp at end of fermentation

    I’m using 029 in the 1st Kolsch I’ve ever made. I fermented In the high 50’s (low, I know, but I HATE esters), and it’s at 1.014 after a week. Will I get any fruity flavors if I bump it up to 72 degrees (room temp)? as always, thank you for your first hand advice!
  6. D

    Grain to Glass video of my latest Kolsch!

    Back with another Kolsch video - This time its A grain to glass video of my Kolsch Brewed with my homegrown hops. I also need to get back to what a Kolsch is and what a Kolsch isn´t. Hope you guys enjoy it / Cheers DrHans
  7. MaxM

    What did I make?

    I made what was called a "Honey Kolsch" the other day, but I fermented it with US-05. It tastes pretty good, but I don't think it would be right to call it a Kolsch... For 5G 6 lb Gold Malt Extract 1 lb Honey 1 oz Vanguard (AA 6.0%) @60 min 1 oz Vanguard (AA 6.0%) @30 min 11.5g US-05 American...
  8. S

    Kolsch water profile advice needed

    I'm working on making a Kolsch and would like to get some advice on a proper water profile. This is my tap water profile: Ca: 20 Mg: 13 Na: 21 SO4: 9 Cl: 64 HCO3: 60 Ph: 8.2 I'm using Bru'n Water software to make my adjustments. I see there is a Cologne profile but I also see Martin...
  9. J


    I recently went to Köln, and I really liked the small kegs they use to serve Kölsch. The pittermännchen (sometimes called party kegs, party Fass, party barrels, Kölsch Fass, etc) typically come in 10-30 liter sizes. I would really like to have a 10L one, but they're extremely difficult to...
  10. DeutschMann96

    To mix, or not to mix?

    I brewed 5 gallons of Kölsch, and filled them into the five 1 gallon carboys I had on hand. The last one I only managed to fill halfway so I topped off with RO water figuring it would all even out when I kegged (the original gravity was on the high side) I tasted the one I topped off, and it...
  11. DeutschMann96

    Time to repitch?

    Long story short I ordered yeast (WLP029) from Homebrew Supply, and FedEx took the scenic route to get here. After 5 days I got my yeast. The cold pack, and vial were very warm. But I decided to give it a shot anyway. Made a starter, pitched it in, here we are three, and a half days later...
  12. devils4ever

    Koslch Mash Temp Mistake

    Just when I thought I had my HERMS system down solid, I made a mistake. I was planning on mashing my Koslch at 150F for 90 minutes. I set my temperature to 158F knowing I get about an 8F drop. So, I add my grist and got to 150F on the button. BUT...I forgot to lower the temp immediately. The...
  13. J

    Kölsch Dry Hop

    I am planning to brew my fourth batch this weekend. I will be making a Kölsch but I plan on dry hopping it. Any suggestions on what hop I should use? Has anyone had success dry hopping a Kölsch before?
  14. rhys333

    American Pale Ale Crystal Cold Snap APA

    . This is a great beer for the summer. Crisp and clean, a little grainy, with pleasant hop aroma. It's a thirst quenching brew and may have a white wine character depending how you treat the yeast. Basically, it's a Kölsch with balls or a pale ale with with a little refinement. Goes down easy...
  15. T

    First 10 Gallon Batch

    Ok this is my first 10 gallon batch and I'm pretty excited. I just scored a converted keg on craigslist and I'm gonna do a ten gallon brew using my 48QT cooler as a mash tun. I want to make a nice refreshing wheat beer that will be good drinkin on hot summer days. Here's my recipe:mug...
  16. K

    New in Chicago

    Heya, I'm an extract brewer making the transition to all grain (soon as I can get my hands on a 10" ss false bottom) in the Chicago area (Currently Oak Park, moving soon to Hyde Park). Looking forward to finding a few new recipes and getting feedback on existing recipes. If anyone has...