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Pale Bitter European Beer - Kölsch

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Kölsch Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Kolsch, All Grain
11 gal 4.93% 20.15 1.048 1.011
All Grain 2723
BYO-Honey Kolsch
5 gal 5.55% 19.15 1.052 1.010
All Grain 2248
Kölsch
70 L 5.76% 31.87 1.059 1.015
All Grain 2063
2019 Kolsch rev1
20 L 4.88% 18.49 1.050 1.012
All Grain 2012
Alfie - Kolch
21 L 4.78% 26.39 1.049 1.013
All Grain 1786
SUCK A BAG OF DICKS
10 gal 5.51% 31.26 1.053 1.011
All Grain 1571
Kolonel Kolsch
5.25 gal 4.99% 25.87 1.047 1.009
All Grain 1571
JZ FRUH - Kolsch
5.25 gal 4.92% 21.98 1.048 1.011
All Grain 1536
KOLSH
60 L 5.21% 22.73 1.049 1.009
All Grain 1512
Almost perfect Kolsch
5.5 gal 4.86% 24.48 1.048 1.011
BIAB 1233

Newest Kölsch Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Kolsh brava
20 L 5.63% 9.77 1.052 1.009
All Grain 12
Kolsch
5.5 gal 4.78% 18.54 1.047 1.011
All Grain 4
comp pale mint choco lemongrass
10.5 gal 4.67% 23.86 1.047 1.012
All Grain 0
Awesome Recipe
3 gal 4.91% 21.93 1.048 1.011
BIAB 3
Kompetition Kolsch
5 gal 4.36% 25.77 1.044 1.011
All Grain 16
Kolsch
21 L 4.31% 20.38 1.042 1.010
All Grain 22
Jessica’s B-day beer
14 gal 4.34% 19.49 1.040 1.007
All Grain 6
Mister Kitty Kolch
5.5 gal 4.91% 26.14 1.049 1.012
All Grain 9
Awesome Recipe
1150 L 4.66% 0 1.047 1.012
All Grain 4
Kolsch v2
12 gal 4.55% 20.93 1.045 1.010
All Grain 21

Fermentables Used In Kölsch Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
German - Pilsner 356 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 84% 13% - 100%
German - Vienna 189 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 10% 2% - 70%
American - Pilsner 116 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 82% 3% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 99 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 1% - 10%
German - Wheat Malt 93 German Grain base malt 2°L
37 11% 2% - 42%
German - Munich Light 78 German Grain base malt 6°L
37 10% 2% - 100%
American - Vienna 77 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 10% 1% - 40%
American - White Wheat 61 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 10% 2% - 42%
German - Carapils 53 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 7% 1% - 20%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 46 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 6% 0% - 19%

Hops Used In Kölsch Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Tettnanger 171 4.5 43% 10% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 123 3.75 47% 8% - 100%
Saaz 121 3.5 37% 9% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 80 4 47% 9% - 100%
Magnum 79 15 37% 7% - 100%
Perle 71 8.2 39% 13% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 67 3.9 49% 11% - 100%
Spalt 63 4.5 49% 14% - 100%
Hersbrucker 32 4 42% 10% - 100%
Mandarina Bavaria 24 8.5 36% 3% - 91%

Steeping Grains Used In Kölsch Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Vienna 10 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 70% 28% - 100%
German - Munich Light 8 German Grain base malt 6°L
37 49% 33% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 6 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 61% 33% - 100%
American - Wheat 6 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 33% 25% - 43%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 6 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 54% 25% - 100%
American - Vienna 5 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 69% 13% - 100%
German - Carapils 4 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 68% 20% - 100%
German - Kölsch 3 German Grain base malt 4.4°L
37 54% 50% - 60%
German - CaraFoam 2 German Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
37 16% 12% - 20%
German - CaraHell 2 German Grain crystal malt 11°L
34 100% 100% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Kölsch Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
White Labs - German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast WLP029 242 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565 199 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Low 75% 56°F 70°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 88 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 48 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Imperial Yeast - G03 Dieter 34 Imperial Yeast German Ale Medium 75% 60°F 69°F
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 14 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Kolsch II OYL-044 13 Omega Yeast Labs Ales 0.1 Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Wyeast - Kölsch II 2575 13 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Low 75% 55°F 70°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 10 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Fermentis / Safale - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 7 Fermentis / Safale Lager .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Kölsch Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Whirlfloc 74 Fining Boil 69% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 71 Fining Boil 79% 2% - 100%
Gypsum 57 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 45 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 34 Water Agt Mash 88% 1% - 100%
Table Salt 17 Water Agt Mash 2% 0% - 18%
Epsom Salt 17 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 24%
Baking Soda 10 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 32%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 9 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 56%
Phosphoric acid 9 Water Agt Mash 75% 24% - 100%

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