Bare Necessities - APRIL 2015 SHOP BREW - KOLSCH

138 calories 14 g
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Kölsch
Boil Time: 75 min
Batch Size: 43 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 45.13 gallons
Post Boil Size: 43.26 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.041 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Calories: 138 calories (Per )
Carbs: 14 g (Per )
Created Wednesday August 25th 2021
1.042
1.010
4.2%
24.1
4.3
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
60 lb German - Pilsner60 lb Pilsner 38 1.6 84.5%
4 lb American - White Wheat4 lb White Wheat 40 2.8 5.6%
3.50 lb German - Acidulated Malt3.5 lb Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 4.9%
2 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L2 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 2.8%
1.50 lb Rice Hulls1.5 lb Rice Hulls 0 0 2.1%
71 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
3.66 oz Barth-Haas - Triple Pearl3.66 oz Triple Pearl Hops Leaf/Whole 12.3 Boil 45 min 18.07 53%
3.25 oz Barth-Haas - Tettnang Tettnanger3.25 oz Tettnang Tettnanger Hops Leaf/Whole 6.1 Boil 25 min 6.02 47%
6.91 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
26.62 gal Strike 152 °F 75 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
 
Yeast
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Low
Optimum Temp:
56 - 70 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 597 B cells required
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Priming
CO2 Level: 2.58 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Reverse osmosis water
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
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Notes

Special Instructions / Notes:
Ferment at 60 degrees for 10 days.
Let temp rise to 68-72 degrees for 2-3 days
Cold crash to 33 degrees for 3 days
Rack to secondary and lager at 33 degrees for 4 weeks.
Carbonate: medium to medium high.

You'll find this beer to be a near perfect balance of sweet and bitter with a light biscut malt profile and subtle fruity notes. The kolsch yeast and lagering period create a clean well-attenuated beer that could easily be mistaken for a lager or pilsner by the average beer consumer. It's high carbonation and delicate flavor makes for a easy drinking sessionable lawnmower beer that will pair best with fish, oysters, light salads, and soft creamy cheeses like brie. This recipe differs from most traditional KOLSCH recipes by using Triple Pearl hops as the bittering hop as opposed to all noble hops. Triple pearl adds very subtle melon and citrus notes that work well in the style without overpowering the beer.

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Last Updated: 2021-08-25 09:29 UTC

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