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kal
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Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:41 am    Post subject: Kolsch Reply with quote


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Recipe is here: https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/pages/kolsch

Questions? Ask below. Cheers!

Kal

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Castermmt



Joined: 03 Jan 2011
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Location: Lowell, In

Drinking: Steelhead Porter, Alt-Toids, Hefty-Weizen, Terry's Kolsch, African Amber, Pumpkin Ale, Double Dog Ale

Working on: Janet's Brown Ale, Terry's Kolsch, Pilsner


PostLink    Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brewed this a few months ago and have tapped the second keg. My family and friends love it, so looks like a beer I'll have to brew often. Thanks for the share. Castermmt
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kal
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Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you like it! I have a keg of it 2 months into lagering/conditioning now at 32F and it's really into its prime. Can't wait to tap it!

Kal

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OkieDokie



Joined: 31 Aug 2013
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Location: Oklahoma

Drinking: Electric ale, Weizen

Working on: Electric lager, American Amber Ale, Dirty Blonde


PostLink    Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got to the rolling boil! Looks to be a pretty beer!
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Castermmt



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Drinking: Steelhead Porter, Alt-Toids, Hefty-Weizen, Terry's Kolsch, African Amber, Pumpkin Ale, Double Dog Ale

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the Wyeast 2565 and really like it. This is a top of the line Kolsch, your going to love this beer. I'll be brewing this again, soon.
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kal
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Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - I find you really have to use 2565 to get that specific grainy "kolsch" like taste. My last batch was a split between 2565 and US-05 (Cali chico yeast) and while the US-05 one was fine, it just wasn't as kolsch-like. ... And to put things in perspective, when I switched the keg my wife didn't notice the difference though she tried both types 1 week apart. Tried back to back she did notice the difference. So it's certainly not a night & day difference.

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Castermmt



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Drinking: Steelhead Porter, Alt-Toids, Hefty-Weizen, Terry's Kolsch, African Amber, Pumpkin Ale, Double Dog Ale

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know. She liked them both. LOL
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dlemyre



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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got all the ingredients to brew this beer next weekend...

But I only have 4 pack of Wyest 2565 instead of 6... will this make a huge difference?

I'm asking this because I brewed last Monday the Weizen / Weissbier and it blew well over a gallons on the floor with the correct amount of pack....

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Drinking: Electric ale, Weizen

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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will probably be okay. You could make a starter and that would help. Also know that this one is more related to a lager so you won't get the reactivity that an ale would do. This is a slower reaction and about twice the time so you won't get a "blowout". Good brewing.
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Drinking: Steelhead Porter, Alt-Toids, Hefty-Weizen, Terry's Kolsch, African Amber, Pumpkin Ale, Double Dog Ale

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PostLink    Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dlemyre wrote:
I've got all the ingredients to brew this beer next weekend...

But I only have 4 pack of Wyest 2565 instead of 6... will this make a huge difference?

I'm asking this because I brewed last Monday the Weizen / Weissbier and it blew well over a gallons on the floor with the correct amount of pack....

thanks

You should be fine. I use 2 smack packs with a 3 liter starter for 10 gallons and it blows out of the airlock.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the replies, I'll brew this recipe tomorrow, I'll let you know how it comes out.
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Drinking: Electric ale, Weizen

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys! Know it's late but I hope someone reads this. Gotta make 30 gallons of this this weekend. Have 20 gallon set up. Would it be better to follow the recipe 3 times to net 30 gallons or could it be ramped up to make (2) 15 gallon batches? Now that I write this I don't think I could as my pre-boil amount won't really fit in the kettle. On that note those, if you ramp up a recipe, don't you just double it for a double batch, or is it on an exponential scale?
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Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brew as few times as possible, so do two 15 gallon batches if you can or even bigger.
Correct that to double a batch, double everything. Your brewing software will do this for you too.

Kal

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Drinking: Electric ale, Weizen

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just started the Kolsch. Just finished and used for the first time my new grain mill table. Have a 1/2 hp gear motor with reducer on it for about 200 RPM attached to a new Monster Mill 3 roller system with extension hopper. Took a video of it and it worked perfectly! Will try to upload a link and include photos. Kal, feel free to adjust to support links or whatever you need to do. Sometimes the journey is as important as the final spot. This is really fun! Thanks guys!
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Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am brewing the Kolsch today since it's been such a huge hit (brewed the first batch 3-8-2015). I brought it to my high school homecoming and the 5 gallon keg of Kolsch was gone in about three hours; beer drinkers AND swill drinkers love this which is why I'm brewing another batch today.
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kal
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Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's definitely a very approachable beer. I brought a bunch of growlers to a function last week and it was popular with basically anyone who likes beer.

Kal

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone add wheat to their kolsch? I know you wouldn't catch a German brewer doing that, but I personally like the addition - have been doing ~10%. Any thoughts?
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Location: Portland, OR USA


PostLink    Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:02 pm    Post subject: Lager once or twice Reply with quote

I may try this for my next brew day. Question about process, I assume you'd recommend one lagering period, that could be combined with carbonating. I ask because the instructions mention lagering twice.

"...then raise the temperature to 68F and keep it there for 2-4 days to reduce diacetyl (a buttery flavour produced by some yeasts). It's preferable to lager for 1-2 months at near freezing before packaging.
Rack to brite tank (secondary), crash chill to near freezing (if possible), add 1 tsp of unflavoured gelatin dissolved in a cup of hot distilled water per 5 gallons of beer, and let clear for 2-3 days.
Package as you would normally. I keg and carbonate at around 2.5 volumes of C02. The beer will improve greatly if kept near freezing for 1-2 months before serving. I use..."

Let us know if you recommend two lagering periods. If this is a typo, feel free to delete my question, and adjust the instructions.

Thanks!

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Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi jengum - I removed the first mention of lagering to avoid any confusion.
Some prefer to lager on the yeast before racking/packaging. I usually do it after packaging (in my case kegging).

Good luck!

Kal

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rkal wrote:
Hi jengum - I removed the first mention of lagering to avoid any confusion.
Some prefer to lager on the yeast before racking/packaging. I usually do it after buying follixin packaging (in my case kegging).

Good luck!

Kal


This one is pretty easy to make and it tastes good. We have a winner!


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