Well, this pale ale kolsch should be interesting...

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Since my stepdad's never made an all grain brew before, I decided to 'treat' him to it by bringing down all my gear and making a few batches this weekend! I brewed up a nice ruination IPA and everything went by the numbers. The next day went to make my kolsh. I used EdWort's Recipe, all the grain nice and crushed and ready to go. 7 lbs of 2 row Pils Malt and 2.5 lbs of Wheat Malt. Now, where'd I put those Perle and Tettnanger hops.... hmmm.... OH that's right! Right on the kitchen counter! At home. A three hour drive away. *(@&#$^!!!

So I ask stepdad what kind of hops he's got that I could sub in. 3 lbs of Cascade. Oh and 9 oz of Cascade. The LHBS isn't open on Sundays and Mondays, plus it's an hour drive each way anyways. Hmm..... I could either skip this brew until I get the right hops, or use the cascade. F that I'm brewing anyways! I added 1 oz of homegrown cascade for 60 minute boil, 1 oz for 15 minutes, and 1 oz at flameout. Even with a 2 hour boil I still didn't get it down to 5 gallons (ended up with 7), but that's OK because instead of hitting 70% efficiency I hit 82%! I have a feeling this'll be a perfect summer beer. Especially with 7 gallons of it to choke down :D
 
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Mike! We sure miss you in the chat. You missed out on a real winner last night. He was ... speshul. OG was at 1.044, so it'll have a kinda low ABV. Which is fine, I was wanting to make a lighter quaffing beer anyways, and this'll fit the bill. The bucket's now happily gurgling away in my room, probably spilling ooze all over the place.
 
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Yep a few lbs of Cascades. He has a bunch of cascade bines that they've had for a few years and keep getting great yields off of them. Last year he didn't think he'd possibly use more than 4 lbs before they went bad so he left the rest of them to rot in the field.

*collective gasp*

I've since educated him on our present hop shortage. This year we'll get ALL of them, and you'll soon see craigslist ads with me selling hops for reasonable rates ;)
 

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Let me know how it turns out, I was going to try some cascade in my next "Kolsch"
I would think the fruitiness of the Kolsch yeast and the citrisy smell of the cascade would go great together.
 

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if your father's cascade are pretty good, skip craigslist and sell it here?
ill buy!
 

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EvilTOJ said:
I've since educated him on our present hop shortage. This year we'll get ALL of them, and you'll soon see craigslist ads with me selling hops for reasonable rates ;)
Do let us know when those are ready!
 

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I used the Long Trail Kolsch recipe from the North American Clones Brews book and substituted cascades for the flavor hops in the recipe. It turned out AMAZING!!! I miss that beer...
 
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